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Trustee Table: Listen in for an Inspired Approach to Strategic Planning

Posted by Romayne Levee on November 27th, 2019
Posted in Blog, Independent Schools   

If you’re already a listener of The Trustee Table, a podcast from NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools), you know that Anne-Marie Balzano, Director of Leadership and Governance provides insights and information for trustees, board chairs, and school administrators on critical governance and leadership issues.

Even if you aren’t an independent school Trustee, you may enjoy our conversation about strategic planning, and learning about Mission Minded’s approach to “flipping the strategic plan on its side.”


We chat about:

  • The main purpose of strategic planning
  • Why some boards find the strategic planning process daunting and tedious
  • What is different about the Mission Minded approach to strategic planning
  • The role of the steering committee in the strategic planning process
  • How Heads of School and Trustees can gain support for their strategic plans

Mission Minded will be leading a workshop on this very topic at the 2020 CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools) Trustee/School Head Conference in San Francisco January 25-26. Please stop by if you are attending.

Happy listening!


Director of Education Strategy Romayne Levee leads our education practice, working with independent schools and educational organizations to raise their profiles with strategies that benefit school leaders and their communities immeasurably. She has developed dynamic strategic plans and brand strategies for Mission Minded clients from coast to coast, including San Francisco Day School and Friends School of Baltimore. She is the founding Board Chair of Vistamar School, an independent high school in LA, and currently serves on the Board of Lewis & Clark College.