Website launched to gather input on Brock’s first People Strategy

As work continues on Brock’s inaugural People Strategy, the University is seeking input from the Brock and broader Niagara communities.

The People Strategy is a plan that will focus on building a strong and positive work environment and organizational culture where employees have what they need to be successful.

It looks at what work environment and culture we need to build in order to attract good people, keep them at Brock and help them grow in their careers,” said Neil Culp, Director, HR Strategic Projects.

Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to offer their honest thoughts and perspectives regarding the University’s capabilities and organizational culture, as well as employee retention and development via a newly developed website. Feedback is anonymous.

Over the past several months, University leadership has conducted an external environmental scan focused on the labour market, work-related trends and factors impacting the post-secondary sector. An internal scan was also conducted focusing on topics such as employee demographics, engagement, retention, movement and development.

Most recently, 12 focus groups involving 102 employees have taken place to gather candid feedback about the University’s practices and culture. As more focus groups are planned, they will be posted to Focus on Learning.

Although the University is seeking perspectives from students and community members who regularly connect with Brock and its services, feedback from Brock staff and faculty is especially wanted.

“Input from our employees is crucial to the development of the People Strategy and to the future of Brock University,” said Jennifer Guarasci, Associate Vice-President, Human Resources. “Our faculty and staff spend a good part of their lives on campus and experience organizational culture first-hand. They are the people who will be impacted most by the new plan. Now is the time to let us know what’s working well and what’s not.”

To learn more about the People Strategy and to share ideas, thoughts and perspectives, visit

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