Leading Strategically


‘Strategy is the creation of a unique and valuable position, involving a different set of activities.’ 

(Porter, 1996)

So many futures are possible. Strategy allows us to choose our preferred future. Every school needs to be clear
on where it is heading and how it is going to get there. The school’s strategy is pivotal for directing the work and energies of the multiple stakeholders in any school community. 

Many schools have developed strategy processes internally, or with the support of a range of external providers. A number of schools, however, have expressed interest in strategy development processes provided by The AIS Leadership Centre. 

The AIS Leadership Centre

For further information please contact the AISNSW Leadership Centre.

AIS Leadership Centre consultants have experience in developing strategy in the educational, corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Our processes draw from several approaches to strategic planning: appreciative inquiry; the work of Kotter; outcome-based strategic planning for schools; and our own theory, developed from working with schools, and other organisations, and implemented within schools we have led and with whom we have worked (Degenhardt & Duignan, 2010).


How long will it take?

In effective strategic planning processes there is no ‘one size fits all’. Some schools may have already made significant progress toward developing their strategy. Others may require more assistance. As a guideline, a strategy development process will generally take between three and four terms, depending on the amount of contextual data the school has already developed.

Find out more

Please contact The AIS Leadership Centre to discuss possibilities for a strategy development process with your school.
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