Strategic Planning

Strategic Improvement Planning


Description
This course focuses on best practices in strategic planning. The course will provide information on the superintendent and board’s role in developing the plan, as well as the role of the various stakeholders that make up the planning team and the action teams. Gathering and utilizing stakeholder feedback is very critical to this process. Another focus of this course is when the plan is completed, it is critical the board and superintendent ensure that it is implemented.

Instructors:
Tony Arasi, GSBA Director of Board Development
Lynita Jackson, Strategic Planning Manager

Course Length : 1 Hours
Board Training Credit : 1 Hours

Domain II: Strategic Planning
Domain Description: The governance leadership team, in collaboration with the community, adopts and enacts a planning process that results in an adopted system strategic plan designed to improve student achievement and organizational effectiveness.

Standards
A. The governance leadership team provides input to and adopts the system strategic plan.

Elements
1. The governance leadership team, in collaboration with the community, provides input to and the Board adopts a strategic plan that contains the system’s beliefs, vision, mission, and strategic goals, performance objectives, performance measures and targets for improving student achievement and organizational effectiveness.
2. At least annually and as needed, the governance leadership team reviews, assesses the system strategic plan, and the Board readopts.
3. The governance leadership team conducts the strategic planning process consistent with Domain VIII: Ethics.

B. Annually and as needed, utilizing the adopted strategic planning process, the governance leadership team monitors and reports progress on performance measures.

Elements
1. The board implements board action plan for monitoring and reporting performance objectives, performance measures and targets, and effectiveness that is aligned with the school system’s strategic plan.
2. The governance leadership team participates in professional development focused on the development, implementation and assessment of the school system’s strategic plan.
3. The governance leadership team annually and as needed self-assesses performance in fulfilling its duties, responsibilities, and ability to work as a team in support of implementing the strategic plan.
4. The governance leadership team meets annually to appropriately focus upon:
* Analyzing appropriate data to assess progress toward fulfilling the school system’s strategic plan
* Assessing the strengths and needed improvements of the school system
* Addressing compelling problem(s) or emerging issue(s) that may prevent the school system from accomplishing its strategic plan
* Identifying and address emerging opportunities for advancing the school system’s strategic plan
* Self-assessing the governance leadership team’s educational, governance and leadership performance
Content
  • Course Instructions
  • Webinar Presentation
  • Course Assessment
  • Course Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever