To explore the board’s role in creating a vision for excellence for all students and in building public support to achieve the vision.
Advocating the Board’s Vision
In this course, participants engage in discussion to learn what vision is, how it is created and the critical components it must include. Board members discover how to build public support from all stakeholders for their school district vision, mission, and goals. During this course, participants will see the connection between standards of excellence in all areas of the school operation and the vision that they set as a school board. They will also learn how to use data to assess needs, set goals and determine priorities for the school system.
Major topics covered during the session include:
- Exercising Board Leadership Through the Visioning Process
- Why Boards Need to Have a Vision
- What Vision Is-What Vision Does-What Kills Vision
- Role of the Board and Superintendent in the Vision and Planning Process
- Vision of Students Today
- Translating Vision into Action
- Using Data to Assess Needs and Setting Goals
- Building Stakeholder Support for the Vision
- Working with the Media
- Board’s Role as a Creator of Public Opinion