Have state and federal mandates drained the energy and passion from your BOCES? Is morale low? It doesn’t have to be that way. Reenergize your BOCES. Retake your future. Reengage, recharge and reinvest your faculty, staff and community. Articulate a new mission, vision and core beliefs. Set strategic targets. Articulate priorities, allocate resources, plan and execute.
Newly hired superintendent Lesli Myers wanted to kick off her tenure at the Brockport City School District with a new vision, mission, core beliefs, targets, strategies and priorities — and she wanted to do it in two sessions over four days. So she contacted Prism Decision Systems. “This strategic planning process could not have occurred […]
Prism Decision Systems’s dynamic and engaging approach to the vision and strategic planning session, in this case for a credit union.
Small- and medium-sized businesses often run micro retreats that compress strategic planning into a day or less. Too often, these retreats are poorly executed: there has been little preparation and the decision-making process is opaque. Alternatively, a successful micro retreat depends upon four key factors: a lean strategic planning process, preliminary research and detailed preparation, dynamic group process and skilled decision support, and strong, consensus agreement to act. This post uses a case study from the credit union sector to illustrate each of these factors and demonstrate how to run an effective strategic planning micro retreat.