Q & A with President Scott Lensink
Q: What will Lake Land look like when this is completed?
A: As we implement this plan, I see us in control of our destiny - creating and improving systems that produce the results we envision. As we implement our strategies, our work and our goals will determine our outcomes, progress, and success.
Q: Who was involved in creating this plan?
A: A group of faculty, staff, administrators, trustees and students from the college community served on the core Strategic Planning Team. In addition, several more people joined us in creating affrmations and goals for each priority. As we evaluated the priorities we asked all college employees to provide feedback through a survey. As we move forward, several additional college community members will serve on Implementation Teams, as well as provide expertise to teams.
Q: How does the Strategic Plan fit in with our Vision and Values?
A: The priorities of the strategic plan were created with the vision and values in mind. In fact, one of the priorities is Culture. This means we will devote resources to weaving the vision and values further into the college community. We used tools and techniques such as affirmations and bold goals in creating the plan.
Q: How will this impact our work life at Lake Land?
A: First of all let me say how much I appreciate everything you do for the college. You are a valuable member of the Lake Land College community and the work you do is vital to our continued excellence. As we move forward, the decisions we make will be evaluated based on our college's vision, values, and strategic priorities. For instance, as we create budgets we will align our spending with our strategic priorities and values. As we face new challenges and opportunities this plan will serve as a resource that will direct us into a successful future.
Q: What can I do?
A: As we implement this plan you will be asked to try new things, to be engaged in new activities and to evaluate procedures. This is an exciting time for Lake Land College and we want everyone to be a part of it. I ask that you keep an open mind, see opportunity when presented with challenges and join in as we work toward our goals.