Our new strategic plan (2023-2028) will represent a shared vision for advancing the School to even greater levels of excellence and impact.

Rooted in our vision of building a more just, sustainable and prosperous world through innovation and responsible leadership, this new plan will be formulated through dialogue and collaboration with the UBC Sauder community.

Our first step is to invite you as current UBC Sauder faculty, staff, and students to provide input on the key priorities within each of Dean Dahl’s four pillars:

  • World-class knowledge creation
  • Enhanced learner experience
  • Responsibility to society
  • Engaged and collaborative community

We appreciate all the input we have received to date and look forward to a renewed strategic plan that will direct the School and inspire the community. For a more complete picture of our process and next steps, please see our project timeline below.

Our planning process and timeline


Project Planning

Stakeholder Engagement & Situation Assessment

Strategy Development

Strategy Communication
TIMING Sept 2022 Oct - Dec 2022 Jan - Feb 2023

Mar 2023

  • Establish strategic plan committee
  • Meet with Dean to learn vision
  • Draft process plan and timeline
  • Recruit consultant
  • Position UBC Sauder through SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis
  • Communicate Dean’s vision at faculty and staff Town Halls
  • Solicit input from stakeholders on priorities the school should undertake to achieve the vision through surveys and focus groups
  • Distill and synthesize stakeholder feedback
  • Create communications to stakeholders
  • Draft a strategic plan that aligns with UBC’s priorities
  • Update website with key findings from surveys and focus groups
  • Validate with key stakeholders
  • Finalize strategic plan
  • Advise on metric development to track progress
  • Share our plan with the community through multiple channels (website, newsletters, email, video screens, meetings etc.)


John Ries
  • Questions about the strategic plan process?

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    John Ries
    Senior Associate Dean, Special Projects