SON Begins Strategic Planning Process

The School of Nursing embarked on its first organized strategic planning process in over a decade in February. The effort joins a new capital campaign and curriculum review already underway to help chart the course for Carolina Nursing in the 2020s.

To guide the School in this endeavor, the administration contracted Dr. Paul Friga of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, an expert in the field of strategy and entrepreneurship. He and his team will guide us through a three-month long planning process led by an in-house Task Force and overseen by an Advisory Committee of internal and external constituents.

At Dr. Friga’s direction, the Task Force is made up of a small group of faculty, staff and students of the School of Nursing. Members of the task force and advisory committee were nominated by SON associate deans and assistant deans of each division and sent to the School’s Leadership Team for final selection.

The Task Force meets weekly with Dr. Friga’s team on Thursdays for two hours, beginning February 22 and ending on May 10, 2018. Their role is to make recommendations, provide guidance, and offer input on the Strategic Planning process, as well as to communicate updates to broader constituencies, and serve as intermediaries for the concerns and interests of those constituencies.

We’ll keep you updated on opportunities to offer your input. The entire SON community is welcome to join our Strategic Plan Organization Meetings scheduled for March 22, April 12 and May 10 from Noon-1:30 p.m. in Carrington Hall, where the Task Force will provide updates on the Planning Process and solicit feedback!