During the board’s October meeting at the seminary (October 15 and 16), the Board’s Strategic Planning Committee organized a community-wide session to focus on the effort to initiate discussion around the formation of a new strategic plan. Board members, faculty, administrative team members, seminarians, and alumni, all came together for this session.
Seraphim Danckaert, our new Mission Advancement Director, organized the session in a World Café model. Each of five tables had a specific draft focus area of the developing strategic plan, and successive groups comprised of all seminary constituencies engaged in discussing that topic, led by a facilitator who also took notes on all ideas raised.
All involved were energized by this session, with the hope that future similar sessions might be held to further the dialogue and indeed the energy created at this initial session. The seminary is grateful for the board taking time out of its meeting schedule in order that this session could have the fullest potential constituency representation.
Fr. Steven Voytovich, Dean