Strategic Planning and Constructive Evolution: It's All About The Mission!
Too often, strategic planning is simply an exercise to develop a strategic plan. After the fireworks and excitement fade, our daily jobs continue, perhaps with a renewed focus on assessing our new goals in light of the magical new document. This continues mechanically until the next strategic planning cycle where we wash, rinse, and repeat. This is a tragic, unimaginative, and ineffective approach to management and institutional operation. This fun and humorous session reframes and humanizes strategic planning and pauses to ask why we do what we are doing in the first place.
- John Delony, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Student Life
Texas Tech University
Dr. John Delony is the Assistant Dean for Student Life at the Texas Tech University School of Law. He has served as an administrator at three different institutions and has presented nationally on a wide-range of higher education topics. He has a Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University. He is married to Dr. Sheila Delony, Assistant Professor of Education at Abilene Christian University.