ERIC Number: ED239354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Creative Approach to Planning That Works.
Bird, John A.
The social and economic turbulence encountered from 1966 to 1977 was the major factor in the National Association of Independent School's (NAIS) developing a new long range planning process in 1977. The process is based upon the premise that an independent school must constantly evaluate itself against internal and external criteria. It does not have as a primary concern financial or facilities planning. The planning process assumes that preparation for the future involves conforming or reformulating mission and role in relation to an ability to assess changes. Assessment is central to the process and is qualitative, not quantitative. The planning process is carried out by a carefully selected group which begins by considering the widest range of trends in a brainstorming session. This group then divides into task forces that identify common future directions. From these common future directions, goals and implementation strategies are derived. This planning process is simple, flexible, and easily learned, and is made available by NAIS through workshops. (MD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Association of Independent Schools
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Independent Schools (Anaheim, CA, March 17-19, 1983).