Commitment to excellence

Strategic Plan 2020 - 25
People • Culture • Growth

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OUR PATH FORWARD: NEW WORLD. NEW THINKING. 2023-25

We’ve reached the midpoint of SAIT’s Strategic Plan. Learn more about our path forward through our 2023-25 priority framework.

Talent strategy

2023-25 Key focus area

SAIT is committed to being an employer of choice. As we adjust to new labour market realities post-pandemic, a comprehensive talent strategy centered on talent attraction, development and support will advance our growth objectives and our commitment to excellence.

Priorities:

  • Ensure employee training and professional development opportunities serve to attract and retain high-quality talent.
  • Further develop supporting business processes for recruitment, onboarding and succession planning to ensure efficiency.
  • Leverage the benefits of both on-campus and remote work arrangements through the application of SAIT’s Hybrid Work Guidelines.
  • Ensure employees have the information they need to be effective and contribute to a positive work environment.

Our vision

TO BE A GLOBAL LEADER IN APPLIED EDUCATION.


Our mission

WE PREPARE STUDENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL CAREERS AND LIVES.

Commitment to excellence

New World. New Thinking. 2020-25

SAIT is a network of know-how, energy and talent advanced through relevant, action-based learning, solution-focused research and enterprising collaborations.

Our people, culture and ongoing growth form the foundation of our story, our brand.

People

  • provide thoughtful health, safety and wellness programs and services for students and employees
  • develop and implement a diversity and inclusion strategy to build a supportive community for all students and employees
  • acknowledge SAIT's commitment to First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and, in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, deliver the priorities outlined in our Indigenous Learner Success Strategy
  • recognize and support employee excellence:
    • hire for a growth mindset, curiosity and collaboration.
    • actively invest in skills development and renewal through training, industry secondments and exchanges
    • build organizational leadership capacity through our leadership development programs demonstrate value for expertise and reward creativity
    • ensure access to tools and resources needed to get things done

Growth

  • invest in finding better ways of doing business to increase our agility, responsiveness and effectiveness
  • drive sustainable financial growth through new revenue streams, efficiencies and partnerships
  • become a digital institution in all aspects of business processes and interactions
  • advance environmental sustainability through operating practices and programming alignment with industry trends

Future proof

"This is our home... where we advance our know-how, energy and talents with relevant, action-based learning; solution-focused research; and enterprising collaborations with people and partners from around the globe." - SAIT's brand story

This plan is a clear roadmap for SAIT. Our industry connections — our competitive advantage — will allow us to quickly bring relevant new products to market.

Poul Overgaard
Director, Business Insights and Analytics

Culture

  • encourage innovative thinking and prudent risk-taking — embracing trial and error as an important part of learning
  • lead with a world-class customer experience mindset across the organization
  • be dynamic. Products will be responsive to market demand and customer needs — speed and agility are critical.
  • drive collaboration through cross-organizational projects and initiatives

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI)

EDI provides the conditions for a healthy campus where our community feels welcomed, supported, included, valued and empowered to succeed.

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SAIT is located on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7 which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney.

We are situated in an area the Blackfoot tribes traditionally called Moh’kinsstis, where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. We now call it the city of Calgary, which is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.