Destination Quest

What is Destination Quest?

Destination Quest is part of Quest’s Second Decade Institutional Planning Cycle. Click here to see where we are in this cycle, and our timeline for upcoming events.

After working together to compile input from students, staff, faculty, family, and friends, we are proud to announce our new Mission, Vision, and Values statement.

In Destination Quest, we are moving from this conceptual statement to a concrete description of what Quest will look like, 5 years hence, as we manifest that Vision, embody our Mission, and aspire to put our Values into practice.

President George Iwama interviewed by SRC President Nicole Zanesco about Destination Quest.

How does this build on last year’s visioning workshops?

Last year, we built our Mission, Vision, and Values statement. This year, we are working from the conceptual Vision statement to describe a concrete Destination. From that Destination, goals and plans and milestones will be developed.

Quest’s Institutional Planning Cycle

Quest undertook its first Institutional Planning exercise in 2007. As we enter our Second Decade, we are embarking on our second one. Ultimately, we will be engaged in an ongoing 5-year planning cycle that looks like this

Where are we now

  • Completed
  • Underway
  • Coming soon

1. Preparation

    • Update Mission, Vision, Values
      • Campus input (2015-2016)
      • Create text (2016-17)
      • Board approval (Spring/Summer 2017)
      • Share with Community (Fall 2017)
        • Family Weekend (Nov 4-5 2017)
        • Email and newsletter announcements
        • Webpage
        • Campus discussions co-hosted by students and faculty/staff – you’re invited!
          • Tue Nov 28th 2017, 4:15-5:00 pm Room 119 (media room)
          • Thu Nov 30th 2017, 12:10-12:50 pm Room 119 (media room)

2. Create Destination Quest

    • Community input
    • Email and newsletter announcements
    • Community Update information session Mon Nov 20
    • Academic Council information session Thu Nov 23
    • Community Day on-campus visioning sessions Dec 6, 10:30am – 2:30 pm
    • Squamish Community Open House Thu Dec 7, 7-8pm, Library 3rd Floor: Squamish community members with an interest in Quest all welcome!
    • Alumni events – check your FB page for updates from the Alumni Association!
    • Web survey Nov. 24th – Dec 15th
    • Webinar with President
    • Revise and refine – January 2018
    • Creative works competition – January 2018
    • Share with Community
      • Our Futures Conference Feb 22-25 2018
      • Webpage