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We have a wide range of experience in conducting strategic, marketing and communications planning sessions for purpose-driven institutions. Our pre-session planning process helps us understand what results you want from your session. Let us assess your organizational planning needs.
We are located on the grounds of The Chapel of Saint Andrew on the campus of Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, FL. Typical planning scenarios we can partner with you to host:
- GENERAL MEETING SPACE AND SUPPORT
- FACILITATED STRATEGIC PLANNING and COMMUNICATIONS SESSIONS
- CORE VALUES IDENTIFICATION AND VISION CASTING SESSIONS
- CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS
- INPUT SESSIONS
- TRAINING PROGRAMS
GENERAL MEETING SPACE AND SUPPORT: Many organizations are simply looking for a quiet place to gather the team and discuss some key planning issues or host a planning event. While we offer facilitation, we also offer the Center as a day use facility where you can bring your own teams and run your own session, from a board retreat to a professional development day or volunteer fund raising workshop. It’s a very productive environment, with a dividable large meeting room with a performance stage, two small breakout rooms, full food service capability, large screen LCD support and just about any kind of AV support needed — white board, flip chart, VHS tape, and LCD hookups. An idyllic south Florida campus environment offers outdoor meeting and classroom options as well.
FACILITATED STRATEGIC PLANNING and COMMUNICATIONS SESSIONS: Strategy matters, and purpose-driven institutions everywhere are searching for the right combination of strategy and tactics. Our Center director is a strategic and marketing planning professional and experienced facilitator, and will personally design a session to meet your needs. The Center can serve as your planning space for a focused strategic planning session for the entire institution, a specific division or department. Send a team to learn how write SMART objectives, develop a targeted communications plan, identify performance indicators, or learn to work together as a project team.
CORE VALUES IDENTIFICATION AND VISION CASTING SESSIONS: How do you know where you’re going if you don’t know what is important to you? Successful strategic planning in purpose-driven organizations depends on leadership getting in touch with the institution’s core values. Our Center’s director will facilitate exercises in Core Values and Vision Casting with your leadership team, faculty group or governing body as a precursor to full-scale strategic planning at your institution.
CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS: The truth is, sometimes it’s not that easy to be creative in on-campus conference rooms. Many of our clients will utilize the Center and our support for creative ideation and concept development sessions to identify attributes for programs and services, ideas for capital campaigns, strategies for admission and marketing campaigns. A focused environment such as you will find at the Center is essential.
INPUT SESSIONS: Many institutions are looking for open and candid feedback how the institution is doing, and what its strengths are and what changes would be most effective. We have often used our brainstorming tools and strategies to create a comfortable and confidential setting to obtain direct feedback from constituents groups in an anonymous way on critical issues. Sessions can be conducted with staff, board, parents, donors, or alumni, where they have an opportunity to have a voice and be heard. These are not complaint sessions, but are designed as respectful input sessions and gain buy-in on important issues.
TRAINING PROGRAMS: Often institutions are looking for an off-site location to conduct a their own training or professional development program. It could be facilitation skills, marketing skills, communications skills, fund raising skills, sensitivity training, classroom management, or leadership development…. Our Center is an ideal site for your training or professional development program that combines presentation with breakout sessions and experiential learning.
This is just a sample. There is no limit to the configuration and purpose of planning sessions. Our professionals are exceptionally skilled at designing and facilitating high impact sessions for your school community. The Center creates a focused environment for the delivery of the sessions, our professionals create the focus for the results of those sessions.