Endorsed by SACE for 15 CPTD points
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What this course is about
Strategic planning is the process of reflecting on past performance, establishing future directions and deciding what will constitute success. In other words, it involves the school community considering these questions:
• Where have we been?
• Where do we want to go?
• How will we get there?
• How will we know if we have been successful?
Change management is a term used to refer to the introduction of new processes in a school, or the management of people who are experiencing change. For members of SMT’s to ensure that their strategic goals are met it is imperative that they fully understand the emotional cycle of change, how to implement change and how to overcome resistance to change.
This course is designed to help members of school management teams understand and implement strategic planning and change management in their schools. Teachers who do this course will better understand the different factors that affect a school environment and be able to work within this framework to the benefit of all stakeholders. They will also learn how to analysis their schools internally and externally using a variety of different tools such as SWOT and PESTLE and write up an action plan to communicate their strategic goals to all stakeholders. Teachers will be able to facilitate change in the workplace and support their staff while doing so. They will learn how to change resistance to change into support and overcome the barriers to change in the workplace. By the end of the course teachers will be able to measure the success of the change they have implemented in the work environment
Who should be doing this course?
This module is designed for members of school management teams to develop and implement strategic plans in their schools and at the same time, understand change management.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
• Develop a strategy for a school
• Develop action plans for the school
• Implement action plans
• Review action plans
• Recognise areas in need of change
• Make recommendations for change
• Implement change
How your final mark is calculated?
Your course is mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 70%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck!
Study at your own pace!
We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on chapters and video clips to watch. Short multiple choice questions after chapters test understanding and possible application of knowledge. You can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you!