Teachers Professional Development Points

Strategic Planning and Change Management

Course Fee R400.00
This is a SACE accredited course.
Accreditation number: 11534

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.

 

Learning outcomes:

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!

 

In the 6 chapters of this course you'll be covering the following areas:

CHAPTER 1 What is strategic planning:
CHAPTER 2 Where are we? - Internal and External Analysis Stakeholders:
CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 3: Writing up the Action Plan & Communicating it to the Stakeholders
CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 4: Monitoring Progress & Change Management
CHAPTER 5 CHAPTER 5: Change Management in the Workplace
CHAPTER 6 Chapter 6: Resistance to Change
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Cathy Fry

Educator

Cathy Fry has over 30 years of teaching and training experience in South Africa. She was principal two top independent junior girls’ schools in Johannesburg. Cathy’s expertise lies in ECD and primary education as well as whole school improvement and curriculum development. Cathy has been involved in teacher development and bursary programmes for disadvantaged children throughout her career in independent schools. She was a long standing member of the ISASA (Independent Schools Association of South Africa) Curriculum Development Programme as well as a member of the SAHISA (Southern African Heads of Independent Schools Association) Council, representing junior schools throughout South Africa. Cathy is highly qualified with a B.Ed from London University in 1977, a Diploma in Remedial Education from UNISA, a Masters in Philosophy, Second Language Acquisition, from Stellenbosch and a Master’s in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2012. Cathy has also attended the Leadership Development Programme at the Wits Business School and is a registered assessor and moderator with the Service and ETDP SETAS. In 2012 she completed a Foundations in Coaching Course, online, from GET Smarter. After setting up her own company, Ukhanyiso Ebantwini, in 2012 Cathy has worked in both independent and state schools running a series of teacher development workshops. Her company is a service provider for SACE and has several SETA accredited qualifications. Cathy has developed online teacher training materials in 21st Century teaching and learning, study skills and leadership and management. She has worked with NPOs in Diepsloot, Tembisa, Modimolle and Johannesburg facilitating school leadership and management workshops, coaching and mentoring School Management Teams and running accredited ECD teacher development. She is an accredited facilitator for the British Council and has been put forward for validation as a Master Trainer. Cathy also works for Umalusi doing desk top evaluations for independent schools and she is a level 1 trainer in Philosophy for Children (P4C) in South Africa. Cathy’s passion for education, self-motivation and drive have been at the forefront of her success in independent schools and in the development of her own company.
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Cathy Fry

Educator

Cathy Fry has over 30 years of teaching and training experience in South Africa. She was principal two top independent junior girls’ schools in Johannesburg. Cathy’s expertise lies in ECD and primary education as well as whole school improvement and curriculum development. Cathy has been involved in teacher development and bursary programmes for disadvantaged children throughout her career in independent schools. She was a long standing member of the ISASA (Independent Schools Association of South Africa) Curriculum Development Programme as well as a member of the SAHISA (Southern African Heads of Independent Schools Association) Council, representing junior schools throughout South Africa. Cathy is highly qualified with a B.Ed from London University in 1977, a Diploma in Remedial Education from UNISA, a Masters in Philosophy, Second Language Acquisition, from Stellenbosch and a Master’s in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2012. Cathy has also attended the Leadership Development Programme at the Wits Business School and is a registered assessor and moderator with the Service and ETDP SETAS. In 2012 she completed a Foundations in Coaching Course, online, from GET Smarter. After setting up her own company, Ukhanyiso Ebantwini, in 2012 Cathy has worked in both independent and state schools running a series of teacher development workshops. Her company is a service provider for SACE and has several SETA accredited qualifications. Cathy has developed online teacher training materials in 21st Century teaching and learning, study skills and leadership and management. She has worked with NPOs in Diepsloot, Tembisa, Modimolle and Johannesburg facilitating school leadership and management workshops, coaching and mentoring School Management Teams and running accredited ECD teacher development. She is an accredited facilitator for the British Council and has been put forward for validation as a Master Trainer. Cathy also works for Umalusi doing desk top evaluations for independent schools and she is a level 1 trainer in Philosophy for Children (P4C) in South Africa. Cathy’s passion for education, self-motivation and drive have been at the forefront of her success in independent schools and in the development of her own company.

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