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Carleton’s Strategy: The Next Chapter

September 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location:2220 (Conference Room) Richcraft Hall

Intended Audience: Carleton campus community – faculty, staff and students.
Note: Specific consultations will be scheduled with students, alumni and external partners.

Carleton is embarking on a strategic planning process and will soon begin the important process of consulting the Carleton community to gather feedback and ideas that will inform the next Strategic Integrated Plan. This session will include an introduction of the strategic planning process and the Strategic Planning Task Force.

This event is the first in a speaker series hosted by the Task Force and will feature a keynote address by Ken Steele, an expert on Canadian higher education and an authority on strategic planning. The speaker series will prompt us all to think strategically about significant topics, such as research, teaching and learning, and internationalization. Please register below to confirm your attendance. Be sure to bring your smartphone or tablet, so you can add your voice to real-time online polls!


  • Welcome Remarks: Carleton President and Vice-Chancellor Benoit-Antoine Bacon
  • Introduction of Strategic Planning Process and Task Force
  • Keynote Address: Ken Steele
    • Thinking Forward: The Road Ahead for Higher Ed
      Higher education is under growing pressure to evolve to meet changing needs and expectations from society, government, our students, and the labour market of the so-called “fourth industrial revolution.” Universities are reinforcing career relevance and experiential learning in their programs, supporting mental health and academic success in their services, and adapting to new technologies and learning needs, both in and out of the classroom. To survive and thrive, universities will need to be more nimble, entrepreneurial, and innovative than ever. In this fast-paced media-rich presentation, leading higher ed analyst Ken Steele will share a big-picture perspective on emerging trends and forecasts for Canadian higher education, and intriguing new approaches from around the world.
    • Ken Steele is a higher education market research analyst and brand consultant. More than 25,000 higher education professionals across Canada and the US have come to rely on Ken as a definitive source of breaking news and insight into student trends, technological innovation, strategic planning, branding and recruitment marketing. Ken’s unique perspective has been shaped by award-winning careers spanning four decades. In 2003, he conceived and co-founded Academica Group, a market research firm doing some of the largest postsecondary consumer surveys in the world, and created the Top Ten, which has become Canada’s leading higher ed news daily. Ken left Academica in 2012 to focus on his public speaking and facilitation work under the new name Eduvation. He hosts an almost-weekly webcast, Ten with Ken, which explores emerging trends, bright ideas, and higher ed marketing. Ken has published dozens of articles and white papers on postsecondary students and branding, and co-authored Canada’s first book on strategic enrolment management.
  • Question and Answer Period
  • Reception

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