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Dean's Message

For nearly 100 years, Ivey’s reputation has set a standard respected in Canada and around the world. We take pride in our legacy. But we know we must evolve and adapt. Ivey Next, our new Strategic Plan, answers that challenge.

Prior to the pandemic, business education was already experiencing disruptive market, social, and technological forces. COVID-19 added to this disruption and highlighted critical workforce issues that are further shaping the future of business. At the same time, there was increased attention and dialogue around critical social issues like climate change and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). This unsettling time collided with our strategic planning process. It prompted us to reflect on the role of business schools, and Ivey in particular, in creating a better world.

Dean Sharon Hodgson,
Lawrence G. Tapp Chair in Leadership

Mission:

Addressing Critical issues

As a core part of Ivey’s renewed mission, we will “address critical issues facing organizations and society.” We want to be thought leaders – the place where academics, business, and governments come to understand and address these issues. To do this, we aim to foster a community where everyone is empowered to research and engage on important issues in the world, inspired by their interests and ambitions.

Additionally, we will identify focus areas where Ivey can drive a critical mass of focus and activity to be a main contributor. These areas will be at the intersection of Ivey faculty interest, boardroom agenda issues, and societal issues. For our initial areas of focus, we have identified three Critical Issues, which are important to business and society, and where Ivey already has some established strength, due to prominence in our existing faculty portfolio and related work by our Research Centres and Institutes.

Potential critical issues

VALUES

Our values will guide our decision-making and support our continuous pursuit of excellence: ​

Integrity

We expect honesty and accountability in our actions and decisions, seeking to inspire ethical and responsible leadership.

Inclusivity

We respect diversity of thought, identity, and perspective, recognizing that inclusive communities foster innovation and creativity.

Community

We see strength in positive and supportive interactions, take pride in our collective accomplishments, and have confidence in our long-term success.

Courage

We pursue ambitious goals through our commitment to academic and research excellence and believe that, through an entrepreneurial spirit and capacity to act, we can achieve meaningful outcomes locally and globally.

GOALS

To deliver on our renewed mission, we must transform our organization, support our community, and actively engage business and society.

Innovate Business Learning & Student Experience

We will innovate case-based teaching, experiential learning, and co-curricular engagement and integrate the latest insights to develop curious, responsible, adaptable, and inclusive leaders.

Advance World-Class Research

We will advance and amplify all world-class research, with particular emphasis on confronting critical issues facing business and society.

Develop Global Citizens

We will develop the mindset of global citizenship among members of our community and increase the School’s international scope and diversity.

Create a Lifelong Learning Ecosystem

We will create, curate, and sustain an ecosystem of Lifelong Learning to elevate individuals’ and organizations’ development.

Foster an Inclusive Culture

We will foster a community where members feel they belong and contribute to a supportive, inclusive, and accountable culture that pursues excellence, is aligned with our values, and is nurtured through curiosity, respect, mentorship, and recognition.

Build Organizational Agility

We will adopt more agile organizational structures, policies, practices, and technology to keep the Ivey Community positioned to deliver on our mission.

Innovate Business Learning & Student Experience

We will innovate case-based teaching, experiential learning, and co-curricular engagement and integrate the latest insights to develop curious, responsible, adaptable, and inclusive leaders.

Advance World-Class Research

We will advance and amplify all world-class research, with particular emphasis on confronting critical issues facing business and society.

Develop Global Citizens

We will develop the mindset of global citizenship among members of our community and increase the School’s international scope and diversity.

Create a Lifelong Learning Ecosystem

We will create, curate, and sustain an ecosystem of Lifelong Learning to elevate individuals’ and organizations’ development.

Foster an Inclusive Culture

We will foster a community where members feel they belong and contribute to a supportive, inclusive, and accountable culture that pursues excellence, is aligned with our values, and is nurtured through curiosity, respect, mentorship, and recognition.

Build Organizational Agility

We will adopt more agile organizational structures, policies, practices, and technology to keep the Ivey Community positioned to deliver on our mission.

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Ivey Next:
Innovating for Impact

Strategic Plan 2022

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