In order to support the College’s mission, the strategic plan was developed with six major directions to serve as its guiding framework. Grinnell's model of strategic planning is one of distributed leadership. For each of the six major directions, there are faculty and staff co-leads and a corresponding administrative office.
Institutional Planning develops and supports Grinnell’s strategic planning, budget planning, and campus planning processes. Institutional Planning serves to guide, and to serve as a resource for sustainable, collaborative institution-wide strategic, campus, and budget planning.