Strategic Planning

The Faculty has embarked on a strategic planning process to help set priorities for the next five years.  As a key part of this process, we are connecting with our many stakeholders to explore what is most important for the Faculty to consider as we plan our future. These stakeholder consultations are called Strategy Hives.

Invitation to Strategy Hives


What do we want the Faculty - across all academic, sports, and recreation dimensions - to be, to do, and to stand for, over the next five years? 

What impact do we want to have on the world? What experience do we want everyone who comes into contact with us to have?

These are the core questions we are exploring in creating the new KPE strategy, our roadmap for the next five years.  In the first stage of the work, we heard from many of you about what’s important to you, the strengths you value, and what you hope for over the next few years. 

Now, in a few weeks devoted to four “Strategy Hives” (April 5-13), everyone connected with KPE – faculty, coaches, staff, students, and community members – is invited to a series of four workshops to create a shared plan for the future.

Come to one Hive workshop or to all four, and bring a friend – we want your voice, your experience, your expertise, and your energy in defining the difference we want to make in the world. 

Hives will be hosted on Zoom and will run roughly 2.5 hours. They will be highly interactive and will give participants a chance to be creative and ambitious about the aspects of our work, community, and spaces we all care about the most.


Strategy Hive #1: Imagining our collective Impact: What is our shared commitment to leadership for social change?

Date and Time: April 5, 4:30 - 7 p.m. Click here to register! 

There is a growing understanding that there are fundamental intersections between movement, physical health, sport and recreation, mental health, thriving communities and social change. In this time of tremendous global shifts, what is our shared commitment to leading and influencing change, policy and public understanding through our unique knowledge and perspectives?  What is the relationship between physical movement, holistic health, and systemic equity -- and what is our contribution to social change? What high level intentions represent our collective purpose and values?  How can we integrate these intentions into all dimensions of KPE?


Strategy Hive #2: Advancing research, discovery and innovation: What do we want the world to know and do because of our knowledge production and mobilization?

Date and Time: April 6, 8 - 10:30 a.m. Click here to register!

Knowledge generation and translation across the full spectrum of innovation and research is a foundational part of KPE.  As we look forward to the next decade, what areas of research and innovation could we focus on to have the greatest impact? How could we advance knowledge production and mobilization through greater integration between research, education and practice?  How do we support more efficient and effective translation of knowledge into action?  And what do we need to do to sustain and strengthen investigator- and discovery-driven research as a core element of KPE? 

Strategy Hive #3: Inclusion and participation: What is the experience of belonging and community we want everyone who connects to KPE to have?

Date and Time: April 7, 1 - 3:30 p.m. Click here to register! 

People across KPE strongly value community – and also have a strong aspiration to make their communities more accessible, more inclusive and more connected. In this Hive, we will use the current intentions for equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and accessibility as the starting point, and create a shared vision for a true community of belonging.  We will explore what this will mean for the learner experience, teaching, coaching, leading, outreach and physical space, and articulate how to move from aspiration to action.


Strategy Hive #4: Crafting an acceleration agenda: How do we move from intention to action across our strategic aspirations?

Date and Time: April 13, 12:30 - 3 p.m. Click here to register! 

With any strategic change, the first question is “where should we start?” In this Hive, we will explore the ideas identified in the first three hives and identify the core changes, commitments, and leadership needed to put them into action.  We will articulate “hallmark initiatives” across all aspects of KPE that will mobilize action, and create an “acceleration agenda” for short term priorities that will set us up for longer term impact.