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Strategic Planning & Communication

What we do

We coordinate and staff annual strategic planning activities for IT Services, including the development of annual initiatives for the organization that align with University IT and VP for Business Affairs priorities. We facilitate key governance activities for University IT by providing meeting management services including agenda development, meeting facilitation, and action item tracking for the Systems Governance Group, the Strategic Technology Partners, and other defined groups.  We provide leadership and program coordination for Technical Leadership Development Programs (Stanford Technical Leadership Program (STLP) and IT Leadership Program (ITLP)).   

We provide IT Services directors, managers, and staff with tools to support their competency and career development. We collaborate closely with IT Services' HR Manager to implement activities specified within the Talent Development Framework and Portfolio.  This includes the annual IPP performance management and goal-setting process.  

We program agendas and coordinate twice monthly meetings of the IT Services Directors and Managers, quarterly IT Services all-staff meetings, and other strategic opportunities as identified on an ad hoc basis.  The purpose of these sessions is to establish and maintain organizational alignment as well as to promote two-way communication and open dialogue throughout the organization.

We provide focused planning, implementation, and communication support for IT Services-wide initiatives such as the annual Client Satisfaction Survey and Action Planning process, and the biennial Employee Satisfaction Survey and Action Planning process. 

More information

For additional details about Strategic Planning, contact Nancy Ware or visit