District Strategic Planning

Build and Monitor Your Strategic Plans

Take clear steps to monitor your district's performance and success

Strategic planning requires a deep dive into historical data, a collaborative effort between district and building-level administrators, stakeholders to assess current and historical performance, and a plan committed to equity. Hanover’s advisors direct leaders who are interested in developing a new strategic plan or refining their existing plan.

Need Data Point

Achieve organizational alignment, connect stakeholders to a purpose, and address areas for improvement

Equity Planning Framework

Provides a guide for talking about, assessing, and promoting equity within the district. Members receive a roadmap for how the district can purposefully include equity as a lens for strategic planning.

Virtual Focus Groups

Engages a diverse group of stakeholders to help district leaders understand stakeholders’ perceptions of district performance and identify needs of the most vulnerable populations in the district.

KPI Reporting

Examines districts’ strategic plans to identify common goals and metrics for setting and measuring strategic priorities, and recommends KPIs the district should use to monitor progress toward its strategic goals.

KPI Progress Monitoring

Analyzes student outcome data (such as academics, discipline) to identify areas in which the district will need to focus during the strategic planning cycle.

Strategic Planning Diagnostic

Gathers feedback from district and school leaders to help prioritize efforts across different strategic areas including: District Leadership; Teaching and Learning; District Culture; and Recruiting and Operations.

Strategic Planning Toolkit

Includes guiding questions, sample templates, and important tools to guide stakeholders through each step of the strategic planning process, from setting achievable goals to developing a fully-formed plan. 

Strategic Planning Workshop

A guided session in which leaders conduct situational analysis and formulate goals and targets related to district priorities. District leaders will be able to focus action on the most important levers for improving performance.

The Strategic Planning Workshop is part of Hanover’s Advisory Services.

Learn more about Hanover’s Advisory Services.

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