A strategic planning workshop was conducted for NISCORT – the National Institute for Social Communications, Research and Training. Owned by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), the institute in Delhi offers master, diploma and certificate programmes in media studies and pastoral communications. Under new leadership, a process of reviewing current programmes, facilities and business strategy was initiated. The jointly planned workshop with staff and external experts aimed to decide on future strategies and set priorities for further development, to be integrated into a five-year business plan.
Four strategic areas were prioritised for NISCORT to achieve the goal of becoming a self-sustainable centre of excellence in media education:
In each of these fields, concrete activities were discussed and agreed upon to improve the current performance. By the end of the workshop, a first plan of activities was outlined, persons responsible identified, and a timeline for completion developed.