Putting the Strategic Plan into action

In March 2017, the Faculty of Medicine embarked upon a reflection about its intended decadal future. The strategic reflection took place over four workshops with a focus on the future and on affirming and extending the Faculty’s established capabilities in Education and Research, and to find new ones to complement them.

On 21 December 2017, the Faculty released the draft of its Strategic Plan ‘What Future for the Faculty of Medicine Volume 1: The Decadal Ambition as Strategic Plan’.  The Plan contains 35 supporting strategies (strategic intentions and initiatives) across Education and Research.

Over the period February – March 2018, five Strategy Refinement Workshops have been held with over 150 colleagues from across the Faculty. The workshops have provided an opportunity for colleagues to engage with the draft Strategic Plan, provide feedback and to work together to shape what the implementation of the Plan will look like for our Faculty. The workshops had good representation from School, Centre, academic and professional, teaching as well as research focused staff. Feedback from these workshops will inform a further revision and release of an updated Plan.

From here, the focus will now shift to implementing the intent of the Plan through delivery on a number of projects and initiatives. We will build on the great work that has already commenced across the Faculty; many existing projects and initiatives have a direct link to the Strategic Plan. Where we identify that a new project is required, we will be forming a team with representation from across the Faculty to deliver specific project outcomes. A Program Steering Group, comprising members of the Faculty Executive, will have strategic oversight and carriage of the program implementation.

More information will be provided as the implementation program progresses.

The Decadal Ambition as Strategic Plan (Draft)

2017 Strategy Development Workshops



We welcome your feedback. Please contact the Program Office: med.strategic-plan@uq.edu.au