2022-2028 Strategic Plan
In 2021, we welcomed Gensyn Design as the leader and expert in moving us forward during our strategic planning process. Gensyn Design employs Design Thinking and Strategic Doing methods to provide groups with the structure and tools needed to collaborate and make decisions. Throughout our process from September 2021 to April 2022, we engaged in five phases: opportunity, discovery, road mapping, development, and construction/review. View the 2022-2028 Strategic Plan at a glance below.
Previous Strategic Plans
As you browse our past strategic plans, you will notice that many of them use the name Indiana Campus Compact. Community-Engaged Alliance and Indiana Campus Compact are one and the same. In 2022, we rebranded the organization to maintain relevancy and move forward in this work.
The 2015-2020 strategic plan guided us into our twenty-fifth anniversary as we prepared college students to advance the public good in their communities. The plan envisioned us as a national exemplar by equipping every student in every institution with the competence, confidence, humility, and experience to be well- informed, engaged citizens.
Board of Directors Chair and President of Valparaiso University Mark Heckler says, “The plan keeps us rooted in our history, but prepares us for life in a 21st century society. As our revised mission suggests, we will work as a partnership of campuses throughout the state of Indiana to advocate, implement, and improve service engagement so that our students graduate as well-informed, engaged, and productive members of society who are fully enabled to provide leadership and service that advances the public good in their communities—well beyond 2020."
When engaged in strategic planning, organizations come to understand their internal and external environment, examine mission enactment, determine immediate and long-term priorities, and invest volunteers, boards and staff in directing future activities (Allison & Kaye, 1997; Bryson, 2005; Kotter, 1994; Migliore, 1995; Salamon, 2003). Strategic planning is an opportunity to reflect on the past and determine a course of action to ensure future success (Bryson, 2005).
We believe that an institution’s ethos is strengthened through involvement in the community. Institutions and communities collaborate to realize shared goals and, in turn, positively influence the other. Working under an existing plan, we have helped partners positively impact people’s lives through service-learning and civic engagement activities. While things are going well, the future is something for which we must plan; therefore, now is a good time to move forward with a renewed sense of purpose. This plan is intended to advance our sense of purpose.