ERIC Number: ED422768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Envision Your Future and Make It So. A Strategic Planning Workbook for Higher Education Human Resource Professionals.
Butterfield, Barbara S.; Wolfe, Susan
This practice manual is intended to provide an organized approach to strategic planning for human resource professionals at all organizational levels, regardless of their familiarity with strategic planning. Chapter 1 provides a brief introduction and chapter 2 describes the strategic planning process. The rationale for pursuing a strategic planning program is the topic of chapter 3; chapter 4 describes the process for selecting the planning team; and chapter 5 describes the creation of the action plan. In chapter 6 issues regarding the communication of the plan to the necessary constituencies are highlighted, and chapter 7 examines ways in which members of the institutional community can become participants in the program. Chapter 8 examines how to balance efficiency and employee involvement in order to achieve the optimum balance between centralization and decentralization within the context of the organizational structure. Finally, chapter 9 notes that strategic planning must be incorporated into the workplace as a continuous process. A set of documents designed to guide the strategic planning process and a copy of the College and University Personnel Association's strategic plan are appended. (Most chapters contain references.) (MAB)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Change Strategies, Educational Planning, Environmental Scanning, Higher Education, Human Resources, Long Range Planning, Management Systems, Personnel, Policy Formation, Program Administration, Strategic Planning
College and University Personnel Association, 1233 20th Street, NW, Suite 301, Washington, DC 20036-1250; phone: 202-429-0311; http://www.cupa.org (order #0595, $25 members, $30 non-members plus $4 postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: College and Univ. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.