VPFO Employee Newsletter | Special Edition | October, 2019
The VPFO has a new strategic plan and we need you
The VPFO is a complicated portfolio. With ten departments and key leadership roles with our wholly-owned subsidiaries like IMANT and Properties Trust, there is a lot going on at any given time.
To be our most successful, we need a plan that organizes our work from individual jobs, through departments, to the portfolio and UBC as a whole.
Read on to learn more about how our new focus will help us continue our innovative and award-winning work enabling excellence at UBC.
Get to know the VPFO Strategic Plan
The VPFO Strategic Plan 2019-2021 integrates with the UBC Strategic Plan. Our plan asks us to anticipate how UBC and its world will change, and to adapt well in advance rather than having change thrust upon us. By taking a long-term perspective, the VPFO can look beyond our current capabilities to make decisions based on the progress we expect to make over the life of the strategic plan.
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Strategy in Action
This is where you’ll find stories, resources, and updates relating to the VPFO’s Strategic Plan as it continues to develop. Each quarter we’ll be showcasing work from the portfolio that highlights our strategic priorities in action.
The first story in our strategic plan feature series takes a look at four portfolio members, and how their dedication and service make a difference at our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.
As we move forward with our work under the Strategic Plan we will continue to develop resources that help our departments build meaningful connections to our strategic priorities. Be sure to visit the VPFO website to find templates and toolkits that will help you understand the plan, and how it supports the full VPFO team.
Check back regularly for updates on the plan and to learn how we’re performing as a portfolio group. We will also be posting quarterly feature stories to illustrate how the VPFO Strategic Plan comes to life in our day-to-day work.
UBC's VPFO: enabling excellence in learning and research
The VPFO is responsible for stewardship of UBC’s physical and financial assets, including all facilities as well as the university budget and endowment. The services provided by the 1200+ individuals who report to the portfolio enable UBC’s excellence in learning and research.
Read more about the VPFO and how we are focused on enabling excellence in learning research at UBC at vpfo.ubc.ca/strategy.