The current ACU Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020: Strength to Strength is due to conclude in 2020. Most of the central goals of the ACU Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020 have already been substantially achieved. During this time, we have achieved outstanding growth in enrolments and embedded excellence in research, learning and teaching, corporate services, impact and global profile.

As we reach the final year of our current plan, we are now looking to reflect, explore and define the future vision, objectives and key priorities for ACU to 2023.


A four-step process is proposed for the development of a new strategic plan, consisting of a series of consultations and engagements focused on themes and threshold questions that relate to the future directions of the University. A range of supporting information will be produced throughout this process.

Four interrelated phases will achieve a launch date of December 2019.

  • Reflect January – March 2019
  • Explore April – June 2019
  • Design July – September 2019
  • Execute From October 2019

Staff consultation sessions

Round one staff consultation sessions will commence during the week of Monday 29 April and will be facilitated by Dr Omer Yezdani, Director, Planning and Strategic Management and Ms Monica Chen, National Manager, Strategic Planning. All staff will receive a calendar invitation to attend a campus-based staff consultation session. If you are unable to attend any of the campus-based sessions, additional virtual sessions will also be scheduled.

Here are some of the themes you may wish to consider prior to the consultation session. The themes are an aid to enable discussions and to provide a high-level focus for the consultation sessions:

  • enrolments
  • research performance and workforce
  • employment flexibility and conditions
  • innovation and creativity
  • quality and student experience
  • university profile
  • leadership, culture and capability.
Campus Date/Time Location


Monday 29 April, 9.30 – 11.30am and 1 – 3pm

Brisbane Gaudete Centre, Level 3, Mercy Building

North Sydney

Tuesday 30 April, 9.30 – 11.30am and 1.30 – 3.30pm

532.12.25AB, Level 12 Tenison Woods House


Wednesday 1 May, 9.30 – 11.30am and 2 – 4pm

400.G.01, Cafe, The Mary Glowrey Building


Thursday 2 May, 10.30 – 12.30pm

103.G.08, Literacy Lab, Building 103


Friday 3 May, 10 – 12pm

300.G.26, Blackfriars Building


Thursday 9 May, 2 – 4pm

600.1.41, Edmund Rice Building

Contact us

Get in touch with our team at the Office of Planning and Strategic Management if you have any questions.

Dr Omer Yezdani

Director, Planning and Strategic Management
Email Dr Omer Yezdani 
+61 2 9739 2896

Ms Monica Chen

National Manager, Strategic Planning
Email Monica Chen 
+61 2 9739 2993


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