The Nuts and Bolts of Strategic Planning: Creating and Implementing Your Strategic Plan
In this workshop, you will learn how to engage your organization in the development of a forward-leaning, collaboratively designed strategic plan. The planning process will proceed from the identification and examination of challenges and beliefs, through the creation of a meaningful mission/purpose statement, to specific goals and action plans. We will also address plan implementation, monitoring the progress and effectiveness of the plan, and making timely adjustments.
Arthur Firestone, Principal Consultant, Arthur Firestone Associates
Arthur Firestone is a former teacher and school administrator who, since retiring from public education in 1995, has worked as an educational and organizational consultant, trainer, and coach, working through the Coalition of Essential Schools at Rutgers University, the NJ Principals and Supervisors Association, the NJ Department of Education, and Arthur Firestone Associates. He has also presented at many state and national conferences for a variety of professional organizations.
Over the years, Art has worked with more than 150 school districts as well as for profit and nonprofit organizations on a wide variety of topics including organizational development and restructuring, strategic planning, leadership practices, team building, supervision, assessment, and instructional practices. He is the author of The Assessment of Teaching Competence: Rethinking the Observation and Evaluation of Classroom Teachers and, in collaboration with Sharon McCarthy, the e-book Emergence, Convergence, and Discovery: A Pathway to Collaborative Leadership.