8th Annual Leadership ConferenceStrategic Planning: From Vision to ImplementationThe Independent School Foundation (ISF) Academy, Hong KongOctober 18-19, 2019
Our Goal: For participants to leave the Leadership Conference with the knowledge and confidence to identify and apply appropriate tools which will optimize success when facilitating relevant stakeholders in a long term strategic planning process.
Our Ideal Audience: This workshop is intended for Senior Leadership and will be organized into two streams, those responsible for Visioning and Communications (Executive Stakeholders) and those that are responsible for Implementation and Evaluation (Management).
Welcome to the Strategic Planning Leadership Conference!
- Extend your thinking about the nature of complex human and organisational behaviour;
- Design your own process of inquiry into visioning and planning to meet your community’s long term needs;
- Identify barriers to strategic planning and understand how to mitigate them;
- Grow your leadership capability to foster engagement and a growth mindset across your organisation;
- Determine the appropriate strategies and corresponding behaviours to address community concerns regarding the Future State we envision for our schools; and
- Develop and execute a communications plan to support our strategic plan.
This conference has been designed to meet the needs of all leaders, regardless if they may have little experience in strategic planning or are currently involved in or are preparing to facilitate relevant stakeholders in strategic planning. Differentiation and Inquiry-based Learning techniques will be used to ensure:
- Participants are grouped according to similar community demographics;
- Facilitators are prepared to support participants’ unique professional inquiry;
- Participants arrive with a common understanding of the content; and
- Participants can continue to connect and support each other after the conference.
October 18-19, 2019: Strategic Planning
- Presentation: Strategic Planning, as a process, will be introduced in four presentations. Each will identify key milestones and tools for each stage. Participants will experience how the tools introduced in the presentation can be applied to strategic planning that every educator will encounter at some point in their career.
- Case Analysis: Facilitator-led case analysis will give participants an opportunity to apply the tools introduced during the presentation to specific cases relevant to their cohort. Discussion activities will provide an opportunity for participants to learn from each other, as well as identify obstacles that will impact or influence the effectiveness of tools.
- Coaching: Participants will identify in advance of, and during, the conference a professional inquiry that they are preparing for, currently engaged in and/or have recently completed. This will enable facilitators to support participants to understand how to apply lessons and tools to their specific challenges.
|Day 1: Visioning a future identity||Topic:|
|8:30 - 10:00||What is Strategy|
|Chris Jansen and Michael Iannini||Michael will dispel myths about what Strategic Planning and set the stage for Chris to present how 21st Century developments in education are impacting strategic planning in the region. Both facilitators will engage with participants in discussions to identify 21st Century developments that they need to begin capacity building their schools for.|
|10:00 - 10:15||Break|
|10:15 - 12:00||Diagnosis and Visioning|
|Chris Jansen and Michael Iannini||Chris will provide an overview of a 4-step Strategic Planning framework that identifies - Strengths, Shifts, Future Identity and Steps required to realize the Future Identity. Chris facilitate a Strengths Exercise and Environmental Scan to demonstrate how schools can better define their Future Identity.|
Michael will present a Strategic Planning framework inspired by Richard P. Rumelts book, Good Strategy/Bad Strategy and engage participants in an activity to draft honest and compelling diagnoses, one of the three critical elements for good strategy.
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch|
|1:00 - 2:45||Case Studies|
|Chris Jansen (Break Out Session)||Chris to share a case of his clients from South East Asia where participants will engage in discussions to apply knowledge and tools from sessions 1-2.|
|Michael Iannini (Break Out Session)||Michael to share a case of one of his clients from mainland China. Case facilitation will require participants to engage in discussions to apply knowledge and tools from sessions 1-2.|
|2:45 - 3:00||Break|
|3:00 - 4:30||Design Time/Peer Coaching|
|Participants will be instructed on a peer coaching protocol that will require them to reflect on where they are in their own strategic planning journey and identify key questions or dilemmas that can impede the strategic planning process. Participants will then either be able to self group into discussion groups to explore common questions/dilemmas or work with a facilitator in small groups to review their design for strategic planning.|
|Day 2: Implementing Change||Topics|
|8:30 - 10:15||Strategic planning and change management - engaging school culture|
|Chris Jansen||As they say; "Culture eats strategy for lunch". In this session Chris will focus on the change management side of implementing strategy. In particular we will explore how to link strategic planning to capacity building and leadership development - thereby engaging the 'engine room' of your school with full ownership of the strategic intent.|
|10:15 - 10:30||Break|
|10:30 - 12:00||Stakeholder Communication|
|Michael Iannini||Michael will facilitate an interactive session that will require participants to understand who Institutional Memory impacts change and how to identify and communicate with key stakeholders at various stages of the strategic planning process.|
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch|
|1:00 - 3:00||Practical tools and frameworks|
|Chris Jansen and Michael Iannini||Chris will demonstrate several tools including systems mapping and the design thinking double diamond process.|
|3:00 - 3:15||Break|
|3:15 - 4:00||Design Time|
|Participants will be organized into small groups, either from the same school or that are in similar stages of the strategic planning process, to reflect on how content and experience shared from the workshop can influence their strategic planning process design.|
|4:10 - 4:30||Debrief and Close|
|A panel will be facilitated based on information collected from participants before and during the workshop. Facilitators will engage panelists, and the audience, in a consultative process to apply lessons from the workshop.|
Notes with hotel reservation:
You need to make your own hotel reservation (or for your colleagues who are going to attend the workshop).
Transportation will not be provided during the workshop days. You and/or your colleague who registered the workshop will receive a notification email approximately a week before the conference with workshop information and direction to the host school.