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Shape our future consultation

Our future will be successful if we all engage actively

Shaping our future and making it happen is in our hands. This is an exciting journey; it might be daunting, but we have the gift to make it a success if every one of us – regardless of experience, position or function – takes the decision to play an active role.

Achieving our ambitions will demand much more than the engagement of the few, it will demand the engagement of everyone as a community through ongoing conversation, co-creation and collaboration guided by the following principles:

  • We are possibility focused: we create a positive energy and mutual inquiry to encourage focus on what is possible;
  • We are future focused: we promote collective imagination for a shared future;
  • We are inclusive: we engage multiple voices in shaping our future;
  • We allow equal perspectives: we encourage the sharing and building of multiple perspectives;
  • We allow equal participation: we give everyone the opportunity to influence the outcome so that chances of successful implementation are higher;
  • We are informative: simple, clear and concise in our communication;
  • We communicate with transparency and feedback in a timely manner: we provide transparency on the consultation and implementation processes and share findings in a timely manner.

Let’s shape our future and make it happen together.

How staff can shape our future

There will be a number of ways for staff to join the conversation on our new strategy. These include:

  • Live workshops: we will be hosting a series of events on Microsoft Teams to enable you to engage collaboratively with your colleagues at DMU on the strategy. To find out how you can join these sessions please visit this DMUconnect page that lists the workshop dates and details the way to register.
  • Self-managed small group discussions: we know everyone is busy so we are also pulling together an information pack that will enable you to discuss in local teams, or in small groups and gather that all-important feedback. Click this guidance pack to help you run your own local workshops. A slide deck is also available which can be used/modified as required.
  • Microsoft Teams spaces (click here for a how-to-guide to explain how to join and use these forums). Please note, to access the online forums you must be logged into your DMU account on the DMU network.
  • Online forms for you to submit your comments. Please note, to access the online forms you must be logged into your DMU account on the DMU network.

 


How students can shape our future

Current DMU students will be able to share their thoughts on our new strategy through a number of channels including:

  • Live workshops (TBC);
  • Self-managed small group discussions;
  • Microsoft Teams spaces (click here for a how-to-guide to explain how to join and use these forums). Please note, to access the online forums you must be logged into your DMU account on the DMU network.
  • Online forms for you to submit your comments. Please note, to access the online forms you must be logged into your DMU account on the DMU network.

 


How our wider community can shape our future

  • We will also be engaging with a number of partners and community organisations.