Does Your District Need A New Strategic Plan?

Developing a new strategic plan can be a time consuming and expensive process for a school district.  So, how do you know whether it is time to invest in the development of a new plan?

Here is a very simple assessment I share with district leaders and board members that are considering whether to take the time to develop a new plan.  The purpose of the assessment is to not to make the final decision for the organization whether a new strategic plan is needed.  Rather, the assessment should be used to generate a conversation about how the plan is used currently.  By having a conversation about the utility of the current strategic plan, the board and district leaders should be able to better decide if they are ready to invest in a new plan.