What is Strategic Planning
Strategic planning is a process where key constituents of a school examine
its current state (strengths, weaknesses, and areas for growth), involving
stakeholders in a systematic thinking process, to plan ways of increasing the
school’s strengths and areas for growth. The stakeholders are those most
immediately affected by planning, including students, parents, staff and parishioners
but a broader responsibility falls to all Catholics.
Why do Strategic Planning
School leaders who engage actively in strategic planning:
- Think strategically and develop effective strategies.
- Establish priorities and clarify future direction.
- Develop a coherent and defensible basis for decision making. Make
decisions in light of future consequences. Make decisions across levels
- Exercise maximum discretion in the areas under organizational control.
- Solve major organizational problems. Improve organization performance.
- Deal effectively with rapidly changing circumstances.
- Build teamwork and expertise.
Timeline of Events
- January 2018: Surveys sent out to parents, faculty, staff and students at schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit.
- March 2018: Surveys sent out to non-school parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit.
- Spring 2018: Results from surveys will be available.