26 May 2022

Our new Strategic Conversations resource!

As part of the Developing College Students' Associations (DCSA) project, delivered jointly with NUS Charity, sparqs has designed a Methodology for Strategic Conversations, to encourage institutions and students' associations to carry out a structured strategic conversation when in the process of strategic planning.  These conversations will enable both stakeholders to get to know the counterpart’s current goals and strategic aims, helping to ensure institutional and SA plans are aligned and identifying opportunities to work in partnership. 

You can chair the strategic conversation yourself, or you can ask a member of the sparqs team to facilitate the methodology for you.  

The strategic conversation should take place after SAs have carried out their strategic planning workshops with NUS Development Consultants, aimed at designing their strategic plan. The methodology then aims to equip the SA with the information and tools to proceed with the final draft of their plan.  

If you have any queries, or if you would like to arrange for sparqs to help facilitate your strategic conversation, please contact Gloria Laurini, Development Consultant - gloria.laurini@sparqs.ac.uk

To find out more about the Developing College Students' Associations project, see the DCSA website

Headlines Archive:

Student Engagement Framework

National Education Officers’ Network meeting

9 Mar 2023

The third meeting of our National Education Officers’ Network (NEON) for academic year 2022-23 will take place on…


Student Engagement Staff Network meeting

2 Mar 2023

This is the third meeting of our Student Engagement Staff Network (SESN) for academic year 2022-23 and continues…