The Software Works for Us and Not the Other Way Around:
How Penn State leverages Nuventive to reinforce and demonstrate principles of planning

Recorded November 1st, 2022


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Daniel W. Newhart, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Planning
Penn State University

Good principles around planning afford organizational resiliency in the face of change. Penn State began with definitions and the framework, then plans, and then introduced the software to reflect and amplify both the framework and plans. They now have the ability to see progress for the entire University, including 24 different locations.

Attendees will learn:

  • How the support and involvement of leadership is key to the process.
  • How the ownership people demonstrate about their plans, allows Penn State to trace their local contributions to the University level and see the entire University in interesting and helpful ways.
  • How a sound structure affords the opportunity to identify, resonate or adapt to new priorities including, for example, leadership transition.
  • Side benefits of the approach and some unexpected ways in which the plans and software are being used.

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