Selkirk College Invites Community Input on Strategic Plan

Selkirk College is starting an exciting review of our strategic plan and the greater community is invited to play a role in helping shape the future. Together with Rossland-based Thoughtexchange, those who care about post-secondary in the region are being asked to join an interactive online discussion that will provide valuable information.

The shared vision and purpose of Selkirk College is now open to guidance from community stakeholders as the local post-secondary embarks on a strategic plan renewal.

Students, staff, alumni, retirees and community members are being encouraged to contribute thoughts and ideas that will help strengthen the future of the college that has been providing inspiring educational opportunities for more than 50 years. With the current five-year strategic plan set to expire at the end of 2018, the college has begun gathering input for the plan that will set the course to 2023.

Selkirk College President Angus Graeme holds a copy of the Strategic Plan 2013-2018 which is set to expire at the end of the year. The college is currently seeking input from current students, staff, alumni, retirees and community members using Rossland-based Thoughtexchange which is providing an interactive online forum for ideas that can be accessed by using any device connected to the internet, including a cell phone.

“The strategic plan lays out and identifies the strategic directions and actions that we need to take over the next five years to continue to be the exceptional and vital community college that we are,” says Selkirk College President Angus Graeme. “So we really want to hear from as many people as possible about the path forward and what we should focus on.”

Rossland-Based Company Helping with Process

The college has contracted Rossland-based Thoughtexchange to help create an online engagement process that will ensure as many voices are incorporated into the final document as possible. Between April 23 and May 11, people are encouraged to share their ideas using an interactive online forum.

“Gathering input of this breadth can be daunting and we want to use the best tools available for this vitally important process,” says Graeme. “Thoughtexchange is a local company that will not only deliver the data we need to move forward, but provides an experience for the user that is fun and interactive.”

To participate in the process, anyone with an interest in the future of post-secondary in the West Kootenay and Boundary can simply head to to get started. The website will provide the pathway to where thoughts can be shared. It’s easy to use and can take as little as five minutes to contribute to the interactive discussion.

Original article from Selkirk College