Identification of Leading Principles and Ideas

The first part of strategy development is to figure out, where the strategy leads. Strategies are an instrument of controlling and leadership; the chosen method should involve a team of different status groups on the identification of leading principles. This enhances acceptance representative nature of the strategy. To work time effective and to give room to discussions and finding consensus, this working step should take part in presence of all actors.

Your time to learnTime the learners need
Unit 1.1 Mission, Vision and Values 30 min2,5 h
Unit 1.2 Selection and Precision of Information30 min1 h

 The learners understand how to describe leading principles and know how to formulate them.

 The learners understand the difference between mission, vision and values and are able to explain it.

The participants, with your support, defined revisions about their Vision, Mission and Values of their school and everybody agreed on them. The participants wrote down the so-called guiding principles. The new guiding principles include aspects of digitisation in organisation and education related to their school.

PowerPoint presentation SDD1_ Guiding Principles
Examples within the Units
Actual guiding principles of the participating school
Paper and pencils
FlipChart Paper and permanent markers to fix the result

Ask the participants to bring the guiding principles of their school. On the first day of your strategy development process, you give an overview about all steps of the training. Make sure that you always come back to this overall structure to point out the red thread.

A training condenses a lot of content in a mostly very little number of days. Be sure to fix all dates at the beginning of the process. Leave time between the single dates so the participants can put their manifold impressions aside. Give them time to present their work to colleagues and gather more information. Go on later with the course and profit from enriching perspectives.