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4. An adaptive RMIT

Direction 4 recap:

Adapting RMIT’s culture, ways of working and systems to ensure our organisation can
be resilient and respond to a changing landscape with continuous learning. Working collaboratively to achieve RMIT’s purpose and mission and meet the needs of our communities.

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How we got here

During the latest Directions consultation phase from July to September, you shared your valuable input on six Directions through online and leader-led discussions, workshops, forums and written submissions. 

We heard from our community in RMIT  Melbourne, Europe, Vietnam and all across the globe, including students, staff, academics, researchers, alumni and industry partners on the ambitions, priorities and values that RMIT should pursue as we journey towards 2022 and beyond.

Community insights

The RMIT NEXT conversation has been led and shaped together through our global network and has explored opportunities that emerged from this incredibly challenging period for the future.

Here are the key insights from your community input:

RMIT able to respond in real-time to​ community needs

RMIT will be an industry leader in connecting organisational capabilities and partner networks to design, pilot and test idea, and solve shared challenges.

Recognise our staff as lifelong learners

Develop workforce structure and culture to encourage meaningful, value contribution and flexible career progression.

RMIT is a Living Lab

Support RMIT people to take risks, test ideas, learn continuously and guide valuable new ideas and approaches to scale.

Create purposeful learning loops

Connect and create learning loops across our organisations, disciplines and partners to ensure both “inside-out” and “outside-in” views.

Human-centred, system-minded design

Design and renew RMIT systems and interfaces, drawing on RMIT’s cross-disciplinary expertise to meet user needs and enhance experience and outcomes. ​


Community Insights: An adaptive RMIT

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We can collect the sharing and feedback from our returnees besides running a mass survey with all students across the campuses.

Nhan H.

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Maddie B.

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This year has been challenging but I think what's come out of it for RMIT is more of a shared understanding of our collective priorities and what we should...

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