Strategic Initiatives

Enriching Professional Development

Objective 15 of “For the Public Good” describes the university’s aim to build a culture that inspires and fosters enriching learning and professional development opportunities for staff, faculty, and postdoctoral fellows. Human Resource Services (HRS) is pleased to facilitate the development of a plan in support of For the Public Good Objective 15 in collaboration and consultation with stakeholders across the university.

Sponsored by the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and Vice-President (Finance and Administration) and directed by a steering committee, the Objective 15 Working Group will be consulting and engaging leaders, faculty, staff, and postdoctoral fellows, service providers of professional development and other key stakeholders over the next year in the development of actionable strategies and plans for accomplishing the objective.

Status Update

  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • External Environmental Scan


Step 1 Results

View the best practice and emerging trends research on professional development.

  • Service Provider Consultation
  • Internal scan and consultation (survey and focus group)

Step 3 Results 

The survey had an overall response rate of 10.3% (1129 respondents). The breakdown of responses by broad stakeholder group can be found here.

  • Problem/Gap Analysis
  • Solutions(s) Development
  • Stakeholder Consultation
In Progress
  • Develop Implementation Plan and funding model
  • Reviews and approvals
  • Stakeholder communication