ERIC Number: ED451141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec-5
Reference Count: N/A
A Set of Planning Tools for School Leaders & Teams: Differentiated Planning.
Miles, Bruce H.
This presentation outline with overheads demonstrates differentiated planning, a system with four separate planning methods designed to reduce confusion and increase staff commitment to planning efforts. Differentiated planning involves: (1) prioritization (used for single question issues, multiple question issues, and as a follow-up to the development of vision/mission statements); (2) research cycle (used when an answer probably exists somewhere else, when research that will surround the problem probably exists, and when teams need a quick, high-probability successful solution); (3) chainsaw planning; and (4) strategic planning (which is seldom used, but can be used at the beginning of a new leader's time in an organization). The paper discusses decision making strategies to increase staff buy-in; evaluation strategies for planning efforts; current research on effective team functioning; and improving team functioning (conflict resulting from: lack of focus; differing philosophies, processes, and practices; inappropriate interpersonal behaviors or inappropriate behaviors during conflict; varying perceptions regarding decision making, leadership, management, and supervision; and bad behavior). The paper also includes: research results on differentiated planning; differentiated planning worksheets and a matrix; sample vision and mission statements; and data on why teams fail and causes of school conflict. (SM)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Strategic Planning, Teacher Collaboration, Teamwork
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: Michael Fields Agricultural Inst., East Troy, WI.