RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT Johnson & Wales University will continue to make a multifaceted investment in its structural, fiscal and human assets to support the achievement of FOCUS 2011. To accomplish this aspiration, the university will achieve these goals:
GOAL Develop governance mechanisms and structures to ensure the University has the organizational capacity to fulfill the strategic plan by
1. Creating a campus-based structure that provides a reasonable degree of autonomy enabling efficient operational decision-making and execution of policy; 2. Establishing a universitywide system of accountability in areas that must be consistent to ensure the integrity and credibility of a single institution.
GOAL Assure sufficient fiscal and physical resources to support the achievement of the strategic plan by
1. Undertaking renewed advancement efforts; 2. Reallocating resources; 3. Protecting the endowment, assuring that it exceeds debt; 4. Acquiring the equivalent of an investment grade bond rating; 5. Aligning the information technology and physical resources to fulfill the strategic plan.
GOAL Expand and enhance our human resource capabilities to create a strategic advantage through excellent organizational performance by
1. Developing and implementing a training institute to build competencies, knowledge and desired behaviors among faculty and staff across the institution 2. Engineering succession-planning opportunities for employees with demonstrated high potential; 3. Utilizing external expertise when appropriate, beneficial and cost effective for program development and delivery to address changing workforce and organizational needs; 4. Creating specific programs to augment the personal and professional lives of employees.