b'S T R AT E G I C P L A NKey Outcome 5.2:2) Efficiency through technology and innovation. Excellence in Talent DevelopmentContinually search for ways to incorporate advanced and Professional Growthtechnologies to ease researcher and manager burden, enhance research quality, improve overall work management Target challenge: processes, and improve situational awareness. Develop and deploy innovative approaches to improve operational 1) Innovative professional development and recruiting.efficiencies and reduce overhead burden while maintaining Commit to and invest in strategic professional growthor enhancing safety.and development, including integrating opportunities for3) Safety enabling quality. Develop a culture that equates advanced learning, new job responsibilities and assignments,safe work to quality work, engendering organizational trust. joint appointments, temporary assignments, and mentoring. 2) Merit-based reward. Develop leadership-class extrinsic (financial) and intrinsic (professional pride) rewardFY 2020-2021 KEY PERFORMANCE mechanisms based on merit with a transparent and clearlyINDICATORS articulated process.Implement focused business development and 3) Professional progression. Shared ownership between management and staff of professional progression andstrategy framework and processes, addressing development planning. Within accepted policies, developinvestment targeting, investment performance innovative ways to progress in and across job categories tomanagement, divestiture, and situational awareness.enhance recognition and performance. Implement an activeImplement focused talent development initiative, professional development planning process for research and operations leadership positions that allows candidates toincluding developing and implementing a rigorous gain leadership experience necessary to progress.framework to identify talent growth needs and opportunities; leverage indirect investment and direct 4) Effective execution of performance planning. Buildprogram opportunities, research culture maturation, added clarity and rigor into the execution of performanceand internal promotion.planning and assessment processes, including commitmentSubstantially mature strategic university framework, to clearly defined roles and responsibilities, regular dialogue between management and staff, and assistance withshowing strategic growth in interns, research professional development to fill gaps and capitalize oncollaborations, and strategically focused bilateral strengths. engagements.Implement talent recognition strategies to identifyKey Outcomes 5.3:potential recognition paths (awards), candidates Business and Operational Excellence for recognition, and staff gaps and needs to capture desired recognition.and EfficiencySubstantially enhance NS&T recognition throughTarget challenge: a deliberate and targeted strategic communications approach.1) Performance-based management. Develop andDeploy key elements of work-process efficiency implement transparent and rigorous program and investment prioritization processes. Develop meaningfulinitiative, and procedures streamlining and metrics and timely dashboards, incorporating data to enableimprovement.look ahead, look behind, and goal monitoring in a timelyEstablish and execute a directorate seminar series thatmanner in order to assess business and research progress features internationally recognized thought leaders.and compare outcomes with prior expectations. 31'