STRATEGIC PLANNING, 2016 – 17
Our approach to long term planning enables schools and organisations to remain fully focused on their objectives, while responding flexibly to changing circumstances.
We know how challenging strategic planning can be. Over the past 20 years we have made decisions in some difficult circumstances as school leaders and advisers – for example during the South East Asian currency crisis of 1997 and after the banking crisis of 2008. Drawing on our experience of “interesting times”, we can facilitate your planning to enable you to prepare for the unexpected.
School priorities must be seen in context and so we will always conduct a short analytical overview of your position in 7 Areas for Action when we are engaged to carry out training or facilitation. We are also able to assist with preparation for an accreditation or inspection.
Mission, Vision and Strategy
Our approach to strategic planning suggests that direction is maintained by having a clear Vision for the future, while the Mission is the compass which charts the course towards the identified goals, whichever way the wind is blowing. The three year strategy document is the chart used to plot the course, but the element most likely to be adjusted in the short term as the school reacts to fair winds or foul. Mission and vision, however, are both unchanging.
STRATEGIC PLANNING IN ACTION
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This month we lead with two stories from the Land of the Long White Cloud. Roz O’Shea sees in New Zealand’s Health Education (“Finding hauora”), a holistic model for promoting wellbeing, while Keryn West’s exuberant piece about collaborative art (“What we love to do”) shows just what can be achieved with the right “Big Idea” , enthusiasm and sheer hard work!