Strategic planning is a set of concepts, procedures, and tools designed to help an institution think and act strategically. It can help shape and guide what an institution is, what it does, and why it does it.
Strategic planning promotes strategic thought and action, improves decision making, and enhances performance by responding to internal and external demands and pressures
- - John M. Bryson Strategic Planning For Public and Nonprofit Organizations
The Educate Connect Elevate: Illinois State Crosswalk shows how the current strategic plan aligns to the previous plan, Educating Illinois. Units with existing strategic plans that were previously aligned to Educating Illinois can use this tool to see the new correlating direction/objective. For example, if a unit aligned a goal with Educating Illinois, 1.1.B, the corresponding Educate Connect Elevate: Illinois State objective is I.A.1
The Integrated Planning Glossary was compiled by the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), an internationl organization for college and professional planners. The purpose of the SCUP Integrated Planning Glossary is to establish a shared understanding of planning terms, a key to successful planning.