Staff members of the Institute of Applied Sciences held a planning workshop on 19 December 2016 to review the IAS Strategic Plan (SP) 2014 – 2016 and formulate the strategic plan for the next five years.
Held at Uduya Point in Lami, the workshop also served as a retreat for staff as it fostered openness, trust and creativity and encouraged the staff members to be clearer about the Institute’s strategies and objectives.
The workshop participants:
- Reviewed the IAS SP 2014 – 16 Plan for which 85% of the KPIs were achieved.
- Review the Vision, Mission, Values Statement for the Institute
- Renamed the identified Strategic Results Areas and Sections in line with the proposed revised Organisational Structure
- Formulated new strategies & lines of actions in response to pressing regional needs, stakeholders feedback and business acumen
The new IAS SP also intends to strengthen the foundation of IAS as a sustainable and successful Institute through robust governance and administrative arrangements, operations efficiency and technical leadership. This would be achieved through focussing on IAS’s unique and recognised strengths – the rich collective body of knowledge; a genuine commitment to challenge ordinary thinking; and a candid desire to improve the lives and well-being of people in the region.
The plan also serves as a platform upon which IAS staff can develop their annual work plans to align with the goals and objectives of the IAS SP 2017-2021 as well as the USP SP 2013 – 2018.
Dr Johann, the Director of IAS said that the new Strategic Plan 2017-2021 is aspirational and aims to position IAS as the Institute of excellence in the Pacific region and a leading one internationally.
The successful implementation of this plan will ensure that IAS continues to effectively and competently provide professional scientific services to meet the development needs of the region.