Leadership Solutions help superintendents build a high-performing administration that is the first choice for current and prospective students, parents, and staff. Our team of experts help you achieve strategic planning goals, optimize resources, and effectively collaborative with your board.

We help you answer key questions and develop strategies for success:

  • What key performance indicators (KPIs) should we consider using to measure strategic planning goals and progress?
  • What are critical issues to consider in forward-looking strategic planning for the next 5-10 years?
  • How can we better engage family and community members in decision-making processes?
  • Is our central office appropriately staffed to ensure effective operations?
  • How can we improve communication and collaboration with our board to support student success?

Hanover’s Leadership Solutions

We will customize an approach for you that leverages the expertise of our team and employs a comprehensive, mixed-methods strategy that uses peer benchmarking, evidence-based best practice identification, and survey research to support your goals.

Strategic Planning Metric Identification

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Measure and monitor strategic plan goals

Highlight robust key performance indicators (KPIs) for strategic planning and facilitate progress monitoring for your strategic plan goals.

Stakeholder Perception Survey

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Manage change with your community

Collect key stakeholder feedback on strategic direction, involve community members in decision-making, and identify opportunities to improve messaging.

Central Office Benchmarking

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Optimize staffing levels

Compare your central office structure, size, roles, and reporting relationships to peer and aspirant institutions to guide more effective resource allocation.

Board Relations Diagnostic

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Build a blueprint for board leadership

Gather feedback from K-12 leaders and board members to pinpoint the optimal board governance, communications, and core activities to support student success.

Outcomes

  • Ensure strategic plan goals are met on-time and within budget
  • Inform decisions on key focus areas and resource allocation for strategic planning
  • Proactively identify key issues that are important to different stakeholders
  • Optimize staffing and leadership levels for a high-performing administration
  • Support student success by cultivating a collaborative district-board relationship

A Word from One of Our K-12 Education Clients:

“We are a larger district that already has an Office of Program Evaluation. However, the Academic Office wanted an objective, third-party research partner to deliver custom best practices and benchmarking reports to inform some of our new initiatives. We partnered with Hanover because of its extensive experience in K-12 education best practices research as well as its flexible model’s ability to keep pace with our priorities. In the immediate future, we’ll use Hanover to explore best practices for personalized professional development programs and will be taking advantage of the Hanover Digital report library’s collection of existing best practices reports.”

Dr. Francisco Durán, Chief Academic Officer, Fairfax County Public Schools

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Why Fairfax County Public Schools is Working with Hanover

Whatever your goals, Hanover will partner with you to create a custom approach to support your needs.

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