Strategy/Action Plan

Strategy/Action Plan

Scenario:  You are working in a school or organization where you see several opportunities to improve an aspect of the organization that could support their mission.  Since you are taking this class and learning about leading change, you decide to focus on one problem area that could help the school or organization to improve and write a strategy/action plan that will lead to planning for organizational changes in subsequent weeks in this course.

*Note:  The problem you identify for this week’s assignment should be a problem/change that is significant enough to continue to plan for throughout the course.  The problem/change that you choose should be related to the mission and vision of your organization and if addressed through your planning in this course, could improve the outcomes of your school or organization.

Part 1:  Your plan should discuss contextual information to describe your school or organization.  Discuss the following in narrative format:

  • Describe the organization and your role in the organization
  • Describe the mission and vision of the organization 
  • Discuss the change your feel needs to occur to improve your school or organization or a problem you feel needs to be solved 

Part 2:  Create a chart similar to the one provided in Step One of the text (Spiro, 2011, p. 20) to determine possible strategies and actions that could address the problem.  Discuss a minimum of three strategies and two actions per strategy (total of six actions).  Additionally, include who would be responsible for specific actions, a general timeline, and ideas for tangible evidence and measurable results for each action.  

This assignment should be two- to four- pages in length and use APA format for formatting, in-text citations, and references.  Include an introduction and conclusion paragraph.  Use at least two sources beyond the textbook, with at least one source being peer-reviewed.