Planning for Mission: Possibleby Diane Sandifer No Comments April 29, 2012
The eBOARDsolutions 2012 User Conference was held in late February in Atlanta, Georgia. Almost 200 eBOARD users gathered for a day of learning with and from their colleagues about how to take full advantage of the web-based suite of software tools that they have implemented for managing and aligning the work of their school districts. The Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement (GLISI) employs Maggie Glennon as a consultant; GLISI collaborates with many of Georgia’s local school systems in GLISI’s promoting of best practices in governance and leadership. Maggie co-presented a breakout session “Aligning the Work of your Organization through Strategic Plan Management.”
Maggie shared the importance of strategic planning in the continuous improvement of an organization. Maggie further promotes the use of technology in managing and executing the plan. Once the plan has been entered into a software tool, the plan can be viewed in multiple ways like the “calendar view” or in a strategic dashboard where the goals and priorities with the corresponding performance measures are displayed. One can drill down into the plan, too, to see which department and/or individual is responsible for each part of the plan.
The bottom line: Having a plan is important. Just as important, though, is the implementation and management of the plan. A software tool is a must for this task. The result: aligned work and transparency with demonstrated accountability. And, the “Mission: Possible”…increasing student achievement.
To see all of the videos from the eBOARD User Conference including Maggie Glennon’s presentation, click on the image below:
Categories: Accountability, eBOARD, Leadership, Paperless, Planning, Strategic PlanTags: accountability, administration, alignment, dashboard, education, glisi, governance, improvement plan, leadership, planning, strategic plan, students, superintendent, technology