Georgia Tech’s strategic planning process has moved into phase two: goal setting. Working groups will now focus on six strategic themes that resulted from the plan’s visioning phase. During visioning, more than 5,700 students, faculty, staff, alumni, campus partners, and community leaders sharing varied perspectives, aspirations, and dreams to help shape the future of the Institute.

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Role of the Project Team

During the visioning phase, the project team members gathered input from faculty, staff, and students through a variety of in-person and online formats, including meetings, focus groups, webinars, and social campaign forums. They developed and distributed communications, provided logistical support, and synthesized, organized, and prepared the data for the Steering Committee. 

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Role of the Steering Committee

The steering committee worked to extrapolate and organize the most relevant and salient themes from the data collected during the visioning phase, and then divided into four sub-committees to draft a mission statement, vision narrative, values definitions, and strategic themes that the working groups could use going forward.

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Role of the Working Groups

Each working group is comprised of internal and external stakeholders with specific knowledge, skills, and responsibilities in each of the six strategic impact theme areas. Working groups are tasked with delivering goals, objectives, and measures of success around a respective theme. Each group has two co-leaders responsible for guiding, focusing, and reporting on behalf of the group, as well as two facilitators to assist with agendas, deliverables, focus, and meeting expected timelines.


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Goal Setting Phase

  • The steering committee and leadership parse all feedback from Visioning phase to produce a document outlining strategic themes.
  • Guided by the draft plan(pdf), the project team creates a working group around each theme that determines goals, objectives, and measures of success.
  • Members of the Georgia Tech community submitted feedback on the draft plan.

Working Group

Amplify Impact:

Embrace our power as agents of change for the public good and concentrate our research and learning efforts on identifying and solving the most critical and complex problems of our time, locally and globally.

Amplify Impact Working Group

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Champion Innovation:

Champion our leadership position as an engine of innovation and entrepreneurship, and collaborate with other public and private actors to create economic opportunity and position Atlanta and Georgia as examples of inclusive innovation.

Champion Innovation Working Group

Working Group

Connect Globally:

Strengthen our role as a convener of worldwide collaboration and build a global learning platform to expand our reach and amplify our impact.

Connect Globally Working Group

Working Group

Expand Access:

Empower people of all backgrounds and stages of life to learn and contribute to technological and human progress.

Expand Access Working Group

Working Group

Cultivate Well-Being:

Strengthen our culture of well-being and create an environment of holistic learning where all members of our community can grow and learn to lead healthy, purposeful, impactful lives.

Cultivate Well-Being Working Group

Working Group

Lead by Example:

Lead and inspire by example by creating a culture of deliberate innovation in our own practices and being an example of efficiency, sustainability, ethics, and inclusion.

Lead by Example Working Group