Effective strategic planning is the lynchpin for successful management of educational institutions in our rapidly-changing world. The Stevens Strategy 5-phased strategic planning process has been proven successful at scores of colleges, universities and schools, large or small, public or independent. Our process encourages the president and board to lead their institution in developing its vision and strategy and affords the whole campus community— faculty, staff, students, alumni and others—the opportunity to take ownership of the plan through extensive involvement in its development. The consistent achievement of both of these objectives (executive leadership and broad ownership) while producing a sound and compelling strategic plan is a feat that distinguishes the Stevens Strategy process.
The five comprehensive strategic planning phases are:
- Process Design and Stakeholder Conference
- Responses to Strategic Issues
- Strategic Agenda Development
- Operational Planning