When it's high-impact, include many voices.
Focus groups are a useful way to gather information from a variety of individuals at the same time. In this video, Superintendent Rob Clayton explains why focus groups were engaged to provide input on the district's strategic plan. He describes the benefit of including multiple voices.
Are Your Priorities Clear?
After a strategic plan is in place, it’s important for the executive leadership team to meet and discuss what the priorities are and what they are not. These agreed upon priorities shape the daily actions of our teams, who work consistently to achieve results.
Consider multiple perspectives
During the strategic planning process, organizations are encouraged to gather input on perceptions and priorities from all stakeholder groups. Focus groups, surveys, and environmental scans are the most widely used methods of gathering this feedback.
How do we make sure our plan happens?
Having a strategic plan provides great direction for a team. Bringing the plan to life starts with transparently sharing it with those who will hold the organization accountable. In this video, leaders in a Kentucky school district explain how they created clarity, buy-in, and ownership by rolling out the strategic plan to the larger community.
A strategic plan provides the overarching, system-wide goals and strategies that guides an organization for 3-5 years. This process results in a shared vision of success through intentional engagement with a variety of stakeholders. The Strategic Planning Guide supports a team through the strategic planning process.