Developing a Five-Year Vision Document

Lighthouse Consulting Group providing facilitation services to two departments at the University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources seeks to develop knowledge and disseminate it through the three academic functions of teaching, research, and outreach education. Lighthouse Consulting Group is working with two departments in this college —Kinesiology and Plant Science and Landscape Architecture—to facilitate a conversation unique to each to improve program integration and develop a five-year vision document.

Lighthouse will bring both its process and facilitation skills to the conversation along with its understanding of Land Grant and Extension programs. We will work with independent project teams from each department to identify the specific issues can concerns that need our focus, then customize a process that will ensure open and transparent dialogue and include a full range of stakeholders.  This customized design and delivery process will last through the end of the year and culminate with a series of workshops to socialize the outcomes.

The College is running these processes concurrently because it is a cost-efficient way to have the facilitation team on campus (cost sharing between the departments). Further, it allows the facilitation team to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the overall context and pressure points, which will enhance each department’s strategic plan.

For more information about Lighthouse’s services contact Mark Amaral.