Overview of Strategic Initiatives and Simmons Online
The Strategic Initiatives business unit is responsible for the support and implementation of diverse initiatives aimed at supporting the key strategic objectives of the college including the College’s pursuits in online education. Hence, Simmons Online is a sub-unit within Strategic Initiatives. The teams partner with other areas of the College, as well as external stakeholders, to ensure select initiatives are implemented by managing multiple work streams, working with cross functional teams, leading and facilitating meetings, establishing metrics, facilitating the integration of new or revised processes, and identifying/solving problems for continuous quality and improvement. Strategic Initiatives and Simmons Online teams work to enable the readiness of project teams and ensure revised processes and standards evolve into a sustainable part of the organization’s structure. Strategic Initiatives is a facilitating organization with the goal of making strategy everyone’s job as the need to accomplish change has never been more urgent.