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A comparative study in anticipating strategic planning and future thinking between the leaders in charge of managing the student activities departments of Iraqi public and private universities

A comparative study in anticipating strategic planning and future thinking between the leaders in charge of managing the student activities departments of Iraqi public and private universities


Author(s): Dr. Mohammed Abdul Ridha Sultan and Dr. Majid Mohammed Ameen Raheem

Abstract: Interest in foresight is increasing greatly because of the information it provides that helps the decision-maker to improve the institution’s inputs in the long run, and its role is to provide the decision-maker with a vision of the future with different eyes. Foresight is an integral part of the planning process, and it supports the process of strategic future thinking instead of relying on a hypothetical approach to solve problems. The current study aimed to identify the level of foresight of strategic planning and future thinking among workers in the departments and divisions of student activities in Iraqi public and private universities. The researchers used the descriptive approach using the comparative survey method for its suitability to solve the problem. The researcher chose his sample intentionally, as he identified the research community from public and private universities, which numbered (33) universities who participated in the ministerial curriculum for the year (2021-2022), as the current research community reached (132). An individual from the department managers and officials of the divisions and student activities (the sports division, the artistic division, the scout division). The researchers reached the following conclusions: The level of (private universities) was very high, while the level of (public universities) was acceptable in anticipating strategic planning and for all areas of the scale except for two fields (environmental survey and change management). Their level was high in (public universities). The possession of individuals (private universities) for the skills of future thinking is generally high - the degree of possession of individuals (public universities) for the skills of future thinking is medium in general, except for the skill of future expectation that was weak. The researchers recommended - inviting all universities and ministries with competence to establish research and consulting centers entrusted with the task of studying the horizons of future strategic planning for the scientific, sports, technical and scouting developments in Iraq - the establishment of development courses for workers in student activities (sports, artistic and scouting) on the subject of strategic planning foresight. - Building training programs for teachers in new student activities (sports, art and scouting) to enable them to develop their future thinking skills.

DOI: 10.33545/27077012.2023.v4.i1b.149

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Dr. Mohammed Abdul Ridha Sultan, Dr. Majid Mohammed Ameen Raheem. A comparative study in anticipating strategic planning and future thinking between the leaders in charge of managing the student activities departments of Iraqi public and private universities. J Sports Sci Nutr 2023;4(1):76-85. DOI: 10.33545/27077012.2023.v4.i1b.149
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