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Your School is Unique so Plan Accordingly

Posted by Scott Barron on Oct 19, 2018 9:08:22 AM

Data-driven strategic planning is critical in order to uncover and leverage the powerful genius of your school and leadership. Save the “Best Guesses” and “Gut Feelings” for decisions when the stakes aren’t so high.

The future of the school and your career is at stake here.

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Tags: Leadership, Strategy, School Improvement, Strategic Plan, Growth Plan

My Pain, Your Gain: A Painful  Experience that Illustrates how Planning for Schools is Different

Posted by Scott Barron on Aug 19, 2018 9:30:09 PM

One of the worst experiences I had as a school administrator was enduring the agony of a strategic planning process led by business consultants who didn't understand the complexities of schools--especially the relationships involved.

In the end they did more damage than good, leaving me with the challenge of restoring trust and trying to maximize the benefits that could be gained anyway. 

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Tags: Innovation Planning, Strategy, School Board

Designing and Launching Our New Website

Posted by Scott Barron on Jun 1, 2018 10:37:01 AM

The new SchoolGrowth.com was launched last month. Using an intentional storytelling and branding approach, we designed these pages to reflect who we are as a company and why we do what we do.  Our core values aren't just published on the site--they serve as the framework for every page. 

Our team used specific guidelines to shape the design, and you may find these helpful as you consider the next iteration of your website and/or marketing strategy.

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Tags: Enrollment, Marketing, Strategy

Assessing Organizational Health in Philly

Posted by Scott Barron on Apr 26, 2018 7:52:00 AM

Today we're guiding school business officers through a self-assessment of organizational health. Using the School Growth Optimize Performance Model, this workshop at the PAISBOA annual meeting in Philadelphia will provide insight on the factors that may be limiting effectiveness and quality. 

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Tags: Strategy, Finance

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