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University of Washington Information School

Vision in Action: 2007-2012 Strategic Plan

BERK assisted UW’s Information School in designing and managing the School’s year-long, comprehensive, and inclusive strategic planning process. Serving as a trusted adviser and subject matter expert, we advised a faculty-staff Strategic Planning Team as its members implemented a research and consensus-driven process to ensure maximum engagement and buy-in across the School.

Our tasks included facilitation of an all-School retreat, stakeholder interviews, a SWOT assessment, helping to frame the Plan’s vision, mission, and strategies, and layout/graphic design of the final products. The Plan, together with its Implementation Matrix, has helped the Information School manage well through the economic challenges of recent years.