In the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Midlands State University has held its first-ever virtual Result Based Management workshop to map strategies and set targets for the 2021 academic year, in line with national efforts to create a ‘knowledge driven economy for sustained growth, industrialisation and modernisation of the country’ as espoused by the National Development Strategy One 2021-2025.
The two-day strategic workshop was held from the 16th to the 17th of February 2021 and attended by senior University management that included Principal Officers, Executive Deans, Directors, and various section heads. Addressing participants, Midlands State University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Victor N Muzvidziwa highlighted that the overall objective of the workshop was to align the institution’s strategic goals with those set out in the National Development Strategy’s cluster on Human Capital Development and Innovation. Over and above, formulating and putting in place performance management tools for the year ahead.
As part of the workshop proceedings, participants also set targets that will provide the impetus for the effective and efficient administration of the University during the 2021 academic year. The inaugural workshop will be followed by two other strategic workshops to review and evaluate set targets later in the year.