Intensive Strategic Thinking Workshops and Broad Constituency Facilitations
Will Rogers mused, “A vision without a plan is just a dream.”
There is no one “best” method to creating a plan to map the path forward. The school’s culture will factor into the decision of whether to involve a broad cross-section of the school community or to centralize planning among board and administrative leaders. School Strategies and Solutions will adapt our facilitative approach to the mission and culture of the school.
The plan links the current state of the school to the ultimate vision for the school. It creates a blueprint, timeline, assigned responsibilities and charges school leaders to identify needed resources and be accountable for implementing plan goals. A model board of trustees will focus its energy and time on strategic objectives and operate at a sufficient “altitude” to monitor progress and secure the resources needed for implementation.
Planning forces school leaders to assess the school as it exists at a moment in time, and then identify and prioritize future goals and objectives to which the school should aspire and commit if it is to advance.