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TOPIC#1: Draft vision statement

[INSTRUCTIONS:  Please read the following statement from the Strategic Planning Committee and then use the comment box at the bottom to access others' posts and to add your own.]   The President and the Strategic Planning Steering Committee are presenting this DRAFT as an initial vision statement for discussion and analysis: "Our vision is to be the Christian university of choice in the mid-east region of the US recognized for Christ-centered academic excellence, spiritual formation, student engagement, and leadership in thought and service."   Developing a compelling vision statement helps an organization confidently move forward.  A vision statement is often defined as a “preferred picture of the future.”  A strong vision assists in developing clear goals and priorities to align with the mission.  Here are some characteristics of an effective vision (adapted from John Kotter, Leading Change , chapter 5 “developing a vision and strategy”). Imaginable – conveys a pictur