Strategic Plan

What is a strategic plan?

Strategic planning is a process that helps organizations decide what opportunities to pursue, which to stop, and how to do it over the next three to five years. It results in the creation of a strategic plan. Our strategic plan contains specific strategic priorities, is supported by Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and specific action plans.

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 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 progress we expect to make over the life of the strategic plan.


We enable excellence in learning and research.


We are trusted advisors, partners and professional service providers who continuously improve delivery of responsive and adaptive services and solutions to our stakeholders.


We live UBC’s values of excellence, integrity, respect, and accountability.

Strategic Priorities

Inspire great people, deliver on systems renewal, provide inspiring spaces, and lead operational excellence.


Accountable to leadership and teamwork we are innovative, collaborative, inclusive, and agile change agents who live and breathe safety and service.

Strategic Plan Resources

There are a number of templates and resources to use in planning and sharing information about the VPFO Strategic Plan 2019-2021.

Strategic Plan Updates

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.