COD Wins Strategic Planning Award

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College of DuPage has been named a winner of the 2014 Richard Goodman Strategic Planning Award from the Association for Strategic Planning. College leaders will accept the award at the ASP Annual Conference in May.  

"We know our Strategic Long Range Plan drives action and produces results. Our first such plan in 2010 helped guide us as we grew as an institution, adding to our academic programming and planning for future infrastructure needs," said College of DuPage President Dr. Robert L. Breuder. "Our process has remained true to our students and the community we serve. It is gratifying to receive external validation and national recognition that our approach is among the best."

The national award is given each year in five categories. Applicants are judged on seven key criteria, including process, industry analysis, customer analysis, implementation, process improvement, innovation and performance management. ASP is the only not-for-profit professional association dedicated to advancing thought and practice in strategy development and deployment for business, non-profit and government organizations.

"This award is given to institutions demonstrating excellence in their strategy formulation process, and College of DuPage is proud to be among this year's recipients," said Jim Benté, Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness.  

Founded in 1999, ASP is a non-profit professional association dedicated to advancing thought and practice in strategy development and deployment in a variety of organizations, providing opportunities to enhance organizations' success. The award is named after Dr. Richard Alan Goodman, an expert in organization strategy and innovation and professor of management at UCLA's Anderson School of Management for 37 years. Goodman also served as an advisor to many U.S. and international industries, focusing on strategic effectiveness through appropriate organizational design, decision processes and implementation programs.