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Two-day Strategic Planning Workshop for HODs of QAU

A two-day Strategic Planning Workshop for Heads of Departments of Quaid-i Azam University (QAU) organized by Modern University Governance Program for University Management (MUG), Higher Education Commission (HEC) started here on Tuesday.

A total of 30 heads of departments, senior faculty and administration members attended the workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to help the participants to understand the concept of strategic planning, its basic principles & processes.

Dr. Mary Linda Armacost, the former President of two US universities conducted different sessions about process, barriers and design of strategic planning. She highlighted the dynamics of the university-based strategic planning.

While addressing the inaugural session she said the consultation exercise would help the heads of departments and senior faculty members to set more realistic goals inline with unique higher education needs. She said effective strategic planning is a tool to face the emerging challenges in an innovative way and a structured approach to anticipating the future. “Strategic Planning is a way to set your priorities, goals and monitoring the progress. It ensures the academic quality by creating real engagement among departments, within the departments, with teachers, students, and external constituencies.” she added. During interactive sessions and group activities comprehensive strategic plans for different departments of the University were discussed and evolved. The participants appreciated the initiative as an incredible real learning experience.