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Selkirk College tosses out invitation to attend strategic planning community sessions

By Contributor
April 24th, 2012

Selkirk College is asking for community input towards their future direction.  The college is developing a strategic plan that will set a high level direction for the next five years.

According to Selkirk College President Angus Graeme, “Community engagement and development are absolutely integral to the success of
Selkirk College.

“Hearing the thoughts and ideas from our communities as we renew our strategic plan is so important for us to effectively plan for the future.”

The process is now in the external consultation phase and the local communities in the West Kootenay Boundary area are being asked to share their input and feedback towards Selkirk’s emerging direction to help the college remain relevant, responsive, and reflective of the communities’ needs.

The schedule for open house sessions:

•    April 23 – Grand Forks Campus – Room 8 at 4 p.m.
•    May 2 – Nelson Community Meeting – Scholar’s Dining Room at 4 p.m.
•    May 7 – Kaslo Extension Centre at 4 p.m.
•    May 10 – Castlegar Campus S113 at 4 p.m.
•    May 15 – Trail Campus Muriel Griffiths Recital Room at 4 p.m.
•    May 16 – Nakusp Extension Centre at 4 p.m.

The internal consultation phase of the planning process was recently
completed and very important voices were heard from throughout the college – staff, faculty, and most importantly students.

This feedback helped identify and support emerging strategic themes, which will be further reviewed and refined through the external consultation process.

Moving forward, the information gathered from both the internal and external consultations will be used to develop the strategic plan.

The planning process is on track and a draft plan will presented for review to the Strategic Planning Advisory Committee in June 2011.

For more information about Selkirk’s strategic planning process, visit

If you are unable to attend an open house, please provide online at

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