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:

“When deciding to engage with Hanover, we were impressed by the library of materials that were timely and relevant for many of our current strategies. We are currently embarking on a strategic planning process, where we will develop outcomes, focus areas and initiatives based on the needs of our students and community. The information base will be essential as we make critical decisions that will impact our district for the next several years. With increased demands on data-based decisions that are relevant, effective and high-leverage, an external thought partner and research library is definitely a good investment.”

Stacey Gray Akyea, Director, Department of Research, Evaluation and Assessment Staff; Saint Paul Public Schools 

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