Moving from Strategic Planning to Strategic Action

VIRTUAL | August 10+11 | 1-3:30pm EST | (This course can also be scheduled separately for your school’s leadership team) | Designed for: Heads and Administrators

Too often school boards and leaders put extraordinary effort into creating a strategic plan.

However, they are often disappointed with the effectiveness of the end result. Even when the Strategic Plan looks good and contains the right content, schools too often fall short on the sustained effort to execute on its most critical components. As a result, school leadership hands the community a plan that ends up sitting on a shelf gathering dust. In this workshop, discover and use a simple yet powerful change management tool that allows you to co-create a strategic plan in partnership with your community.

Discover how Elevate’s 2-5-10 change management system provides a disciplined framework with some flexibility, as well as gives the community affected by change a vitally important voice—thus providing the momentum necessary for a satisfying implementation. Using this way of thinking, school leaders in this workshop will plan for an upcoming project that sets clear expectations for progress, prevents overpromising and under-delivering, and positions the people leading the change to maintain focus on what is most important.

Key Questions Covered:
  • How might I best design a strategic plan in concert with my community?
  • How might I best involve the community while still ensuring the integrity of the original vision?
  • How can foreshadowing and pilot programming create necessary community participation, understanding and buy-in to the school’s most vital strategic work?
  • How might I use 2-5-10 in an ongoing way to support change throughout the implementation (even when we hit the inevitable roadblocks)?
  • How might this approach translate to other aspects of the school, from division to department to personal goal setting?
  • This is a LIVE virtual workshop
  • Aug 10+11 from 1:00-3:30pm EST.


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Your facilitator:

Ross Peters is the Managing Partner of EXPLO Elevate, leading our consulting team after making significant contributions at the independent schools he has served. Beginning his career with eight years at Providence Day School as a middle and upper school English teacher, he served in significant leadership roles at Asheville School (Assistant Head), Hawken School (Upper School Director), The Westminster Schools (Upper School Head), and St. George’s Independent School (Head of School). The common denominator of these various roles has been his dedication to thoughtful advancement in the practice of teachers and schools. He has been a part of, and indeed led, substantial and successful institutional change processes impacting student learning wherever he has served.

He serves or has served on the Boards of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools, and Bridges USA. He and his wife Katie also served as members of the Family Partners Council at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.

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