An update from Board Chair Rev’d Ian Young
Over the weekend of 18 and 19 June, the Board of Investigator College conducted its Annual Conference. In the last few months, the Board has been looking at various aspects of the College’s future, including the Strategic Plan. These were further reviewed and discussed at the Conference, including a valuable session with Senior Staff.
The current Strategic Plan for the College, prepared some years ago, is due to be revised and updated at the end of this year. The new Strategic Plan will not just look ahead for three to five years, but even further ahead than that.
The new Strategic Plan will be a Rolling Plan, assessed and updated not just annually, but where necessary, more frequently, as things develop. The Strategic Plan will then take into account, the most up-to-date information and needs of the College and its whole community, staff, students and families, as soon as is realistic.
The Strategic Plan will build on past Plans and the foundation of all the good work that has been done to date, including the past contributions of staff, students, families and other interested parties. The Plan developed will not throw out or dismiss as irrelevant, anything that has been done or taken place in the past. It will seek to learn from the past, whether positive or negative.
This Strategic Plan will include consultation between the Board, staff, students and families during the second semester, so the Plan is in place for the beginning of the new year in 2022. We will have an experienced outside, independent facilitator to assist with this process.
At the same time, the Board will be further developing the College’s Infrastructure Plans to ensure we develop the necessary facilities needed to provide all we are aiming for. This plan will include assessing and improving the College’s existing facilities and future needs, to cater for continued growth. Obviously, the Infrastructure Plan is also a Rolling Plan, which, will involve, over time, new Construction, Building Maintenance and Improvements. There are already areas being looked at which will become obvious as things progress further.
The intention of the College Board and the Strategic and Infrastructure Plans is to ensure Investigator College continues to improve in every way in all we do for the well-being of our College community and to ensure the College remains a provider of outstanding, all-round education, not only on the South Coast, but in South Australia and even beyond.
As we progress, learn and grow, we look forward to the College community’s contribution.
Rev’d. Ian Young