The Vibrant School

Diversity can be something we must address or it can be something we choose to address because of its significant strategic value. When strategic value is the motivation, diversity becomes a competitive advantage for attracting students, staff members, board members, and support of all types.

One of the reasons that it has taken a long […]

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Values Revisited

Mission Enablers recommends parochial schools use core values to create strategic advantages. Simply put, choose values to build skills or create processes that strengthen your school.

As an example, think about how it would transforms your school if your core values were creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurialism. When those are part of a parochial school’s […]

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Sustainability Defined

The sustainability of your Christian school depends on your knowing which resources are strategic. […]

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To Plan or Not to Plan

Sometimes taking the time to plan is the right thing to do. Sometimes it is better to experiment and learn.

The vast majority of the time parochial school boards should be creating plans and setting goals. The rest of the time they should be reviewing the progress the staff makes executing the plans. The primary […]

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Prepare for New Technology

When your Christian school has a service delivery strategy, it takes the risk out of new technology. […]

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What Principals Need

There are three things that every school principal needs to become successful and to sustain his or her success. They are ongoing training, a mentor, and strategic discussions. […]

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Strategic Thinking Board Members

Most parochial school boards would like to be more strategic. There are two ways to have the strategists you need. […]

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Finding the Strategic Fit

It is time to recruit new board members. Who is the right fit? […]

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The Strategic Leader Looks Outward

Every mission statement promises something to the community. Ensuring a parochial school keeps its promises may be one of the more challenging tasks the school leader faces. […]

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Becoming More Strategic

Last week we challenged you to increase your level of strategic thinking. This week we will help your nonprofit step away from its old strategic model. […]

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