F. Javier Nieto, new Dean of the College of Public Health & Human Sciences (CPHHS) at Oregon State University, described his college’s strategic planning project in an all-college meeting on September 19, 2017. “Our students and their success is our greatest responsibility and strength. Our research on complex health challenges is our primary contribution to future knowledge. Our community outreach and partnerships enable broad-scale changes that are unparalleled anywhere in the country. Now is the time to reformulate our strategic direction for the next few years to capture our organization’s truly extraordinary potential to fulfill our mission!” The Napa Group is pleased to partner with CPHHS as it plans a future of innovation and impact. Read more >

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has launched a year-long strategic planning process. In their announcement, CASE President Sue Cunningham and Board Chair Mike Goodwin said “this vitally important project will help CASE define our vision and aspirations for the next 10 to 15 years and create an initial five-year roadmap to achieve our objectives.” They encouraged institutional, organizational and professional members to participate in the “highly engaging, interactive and inclusive” planning activity “to help shape the future of CASE.” The membership association includes more than 3,600 institutions and organizations globally serving more than 81,000 members in 82 countries. The Napa Group will facilitate the process, working closely with the executive team, board of trustees and a special project steering committee.