Preliminary Work

Workshops with external stakeholders

Workshops of the Rector’s team

Joint Workshops

Final phase and draft sharing

  • Data collecting
  • Summary of the “laboratoriopolitoproposals
  • Identifying issues and critical points
  • Proposals on topics to discuss
  • Organising 3 half-a-day thematic workshops (about 250 participants)
  • Collecting various contributions
  • Drafting conclusions
  • Drafting preliminary material
  • Organising 6 half-a-day  workshops (about 250 participants)
  • Drafting conclusions
  • Drafting preliminary material
  • Organising 4 half-a-day  thematic workshops (about 300 participants)
  • Drafting conclusions
  • Drafting
  • Draft sharing with all participants
  • Discussion of the draft in the Governing Bodies
  • Final text and approval


Instead of the traditional approach seeing strategy as “planning”(a top-down and deductive process, focused on “what to do”), a new approach has been adopted, where strategy is characterized as an “emergent” phenomenon, that is:


"Contemporary" approach  

Bottom up


Focused on “what to be”

Fitting uncertain and volatile contexts and non-hierarchical organizations


Methodological effects

  • Widely participated process
  • Role of mediation and integration

Effects on contents

  • Significant focus on impact
  • Balanced evaluation of the three university missions and their different expressions, aware of their role and complementarity
  • Orientation opposite to a  top-down approach
  • Focus on "what we are" ("open community" and "enabling platform")

Future effects

  • Development of an Action Plan (already foreshadowed by a list of objectives)
  • Development of specific strategic plans, which will implement the Institutional Strategic Plan into the various university units