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When you begin the process of strategic planning, visioning comes first. When
visioning the change, ask yourself, "What is our preferred future?" and be sure
Draw on the beliefs, mission, and environment of the organization.
Describe what you want to see in the future.
Be specific to each organization.
Be positive and inspiring.
Do not assume that the system will have the same framework as it does
Be open to dramatic modifications to current organization, methodology,
teaching techniques, facilities, etc.
Key Components for Your Vision
Incorporate Your Beliefs
Your vision must be encompassed by your beliefs.
Your beliefs must meet your organizational goals as well as community
Your beliefs are a statement of your values.
Your beliefs are a public/visible declaration of your expected outcomes.
Your beliefs must be precise and practical.
Your beliefs will guide the actions of all involved.
Your beliefs reflect the knowledge, philosophy, and actions of all.
Your beliefs are a key component of strategic planning.
Create a Mission Statement
Once you have clarified your beliefs, build on them to define your mission
statement which is a statement of purpose and function.
Your mission statement draws on your belief statements.
Your mission statement must be future oriented and portray your
organization as it will be, as if it already exists.
Your mission statement must focus on one common purpose.
Your mission statement must be specific to the organization, not generic.
Your mission statement must be a short statement, not more than one or two
Here is an example mission statement: "By providing quality education, we
empower individuals to become caring, competent, responsible citizens who value
education as a lifelong process."
Benefits of Visioning
The process and outcomes of visioning may seem vague and superfluous. The
long-term benefits are substantial, however. Visioning:
Breaks you out of boundary thinking.
Provides continuity and avoids the stutter effect of planning fits and
Identifies direction and purpose.
Alerts stakeholders to needed change.
Promotes interest and commitment.
Promotes laser-like focus.
Encourages openness to unique and creative solutions.
Encourages and builds confidence.
Builds loyalty through involvement (ownership).
Results in efficiency and productivity.
As you engage in the visioning process, be alert to the following vision
Fear of ridicule
Stereotypes of people, conditions, roles and governing councils
Complacency of some stakeholders
Exercise in Creating a Vision
Take the time to assimilate this information, use the following example to
exercise your planning techniques:
It is five years from today’s date and you have,
marvelously enough, created your most desirable district. Now it is your
job, as a team, to describe it - as if you were able to see it,
realistically around you.
Respond to the following questions:
How has the job market changed?
What have we done to prepare our students for success in this world?
What do we as board members spend most of our time doing?
How are our meetings structured?