Strategic Plan. 2016-2021
From October 2014 to May 2016, Columbus School for Girls conducted a comprehensive strategic planning process. Through a highly inclusive and participatory process CSG developed the strategic plan to provide a long-range view of future school priorities. A steering committee was formed that focused on research of national education trends, environment scans and SWOT analyses, and committee exercises.
In order to build a base of sound information and to guide the planning process, the school conducted a comprehensive research effort, including stakeholder surveys, competitive and educational landscape analysis, market analysis, and demographic trends. This information gathering allowed the strategic planning process to be grounded in sound data for high-level decision making.
Throughout 2015, the strategic planning steering committee worked collaboratively through a series of exercises designed to establish priorities based upon the findings of the research. This process culminated in May 2016, with the development of a small set of priorities for future focus.
As strategic priorities were developed, the steering committee expanded upon them to outline specific initiatives and action plans. The strategic initiatives and action plans benefit from having additional implementation details, such as costs and metrics of success, recorded in the planning process, which will be utilized as the school moves forward on the execution of the strategic plan.
We are excited to share this strategic plan with our community. The execution of this plan will propel Columbus School for Girls into a new era of leadership among our nation’s independent schools, and more importantly, inspire the next generation of women leaders in our city, region, nation, and the world.