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HRC’s strategic visioning document is out for comment

Initiated in the fall of 2020, the Human Rights Center (HRC) has been engaged in a participatory and evidenced-based strategic visioning process which has engaged nearly 300 people, and culminated in a draft strategic planning document 2022-2025. 

Our strategic vision is being shaped through an ecosystemic approach that involves the different actors and stakeholders that we relate to, including university students, staff and faculty, as well as human rights and community partners and networks across the US and globally. This integrated approach in HRC’s institutional processes assures accountability, relationship building, and strategic reflection.

We have emerged with a refined vision and mission, based on our theory of change and principles, and specific pathways of change to realize them and optimize innovation and impact. We thank our Executive Advisory Committee member, Raphael Hoetmer and colleague, Alfredo Ortiz for their guidance and work in this process.

We are committed to adjusting our plan along the way and solicit your feedback. The comment period is part of the final phase of the HRC’s strategic visioning process as we are progressing to prototyping, adaptation and using iterative and creative methods to move the plan forward and modify it based on learning.  

Here is the link to a summary version of our strategy.  We are looking for the following kind of feedback:

  1. Is our strategic vision document: clear, ambitious, and realistic?
  2. What additional knowledge, skills, approaches or resources will we require to achieve our strategic aims?
  3. What are the critical constraints or limiting factors for implementing our strategies?
  4. If we were to become the Center we are planning to be by 2025, how would that be for you or your organization?

We invite you to read the draft and share your feedback with us by either commenting on the PDF slides directly or emailing We will close comments by 13 March 2022.

We appreciate your insights and input to help us develop a shared vision on the reach, niche, and roles of the HRC so we can improve our contribution to the human rights eco-system locally, nationally, and globally. 


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