“At last! A pragmatic hands-on guide to help schools formulate and implement a living, breathing strategy. Written by one of our nation’s most respected education strategists, this book offers revealing examples, practical guidelines, and invaluable advice to any school community taking on the important effort of reaching higher ground. You’ll move beyond empty rhetoric and dust-gathering strategic plans as you produce a plan that shapes each and every school day."
— Ted Dintersmith, Executive Producer of the Sundance 2015 Documentary Most Likely to Succeed, Co-author with Tony Wagner of Most Likely to Succeed, and Author What School Could Be
"Many school leaders understand the value of strategic planning, but few know how to undertake it in ways that lead to genuine change. Stephanie has written a very wise and thorough how-to guide, filled with great advice and insights from her practice. I highly recommend this book!"
-- Dr. Tony Wagner, Author of The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators and Co-author of Most Likely To Succeed
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW BOOK,
CREATING SCHOOLS THAT THRIVE.
Creating Schools That Thrive is a comprehensive guidebook for designing strategy and catalyzing change. Since 2010, Stephanie Rogen and her group, Greenwich Leadership Partners, have supported leadership and governance for dozens of independent schools and public school districts, as well as higher educational organizations and education‑based not‑for‑profits. Their process, outlined in this book, addresses exactly what schools want most: how to develop and execute strategy that is dynamic, adaptive, and actualizes a compellingly clear and unique value proposition. With step-by-step guidance, interactive exercises, checklists, project tools, and real-life anecdotes your school will build the capacity to brainstorm the big ideas, make the right choices, and implement them with real metrics to track success.
Exercises & Worksheets
The following PDFs are a sampling of the exercises described in detail in Creating Schools That Thrive: A Blueprint for Strategy. Please use them to support your strategy work, to supplement the book, and to spark change within your school or organization. If you'd like more resources and tools from the book, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE GLP TOOL KIT
Here you will find useful resources available to download.