Event Details

Strategic Planning Overview (Noon)

About This Event:

Who – Board Members and Superintendents
When – Oct. 8th Noon and 6:00 p.m. (1 hour only)
Presenter(s) – Mrs. Sue Givens
Purpose - In the Lewis Carroll classic Alice in Wonderland, the Cheshire Cat quipped, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” Baseball legend Yogi Berra’s version of the message was, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you might wind up someplace else.” Both quotes point to the importance of Strategic Planning as a means for determining district goals and long-term direction.

These sessions will explore the key elements of strategic planning for establishing district-level vision and goals. The application of long-range planning principles within a variety of contexts will be considered, from student achievement to facility and/or financial planning.

Participants will discuss the importance of developing clearly articulated plans that involve district stakeholders and methods for implementing and monitoring them with uncomplicated fidelity.

School districts in the United States began adopting the practice of strategic planning in the 1980’s (Billingham, Thought Exchange, 2020). School improvement initiatives in the 90’s and early 2000’s placed even greater emphasis on the integrity of long-range planning focused on strategic goals. Challenges presented to school district leadership by the COVID pandemic present renewed opportunities to develop or revise Strategic Planning processes toward goals that are achievable with available resources. These sessions will provide insight into how districts can determine, “where they are going, without winding up someplace else.”

Location: Online,

Start Date/Time: 10/8/2020 12:00 PM

End Date/Time: 10/8/2020 1:00 PM

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