As part of the planning process many focus groups and surveys have been conducted with staff and key stakeholders. We received input and feedback from over 200 people and is the basis for our planning. The documents on this page contain what we have accomplished to date, knowing we will have organizational and departmental work to accomplish through May. Staff or stakeholders who have questions, can contact our offices at 517.244.1230. 


Consultant, Chris Stephens, facilitated the strategic planning process with Ingham ISD staff and stakeholders based on the Rockefeller Habits developed by Verne Harnish. Harnish has written two books that were used as a guide through this process: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and Scaling Up.

Step 1: Data Gathering

The first step in the process is to gather input from key stakeholder groups about needed supports, programs, and services. This information will be gathered through focus groups and online staff surveys.

step 2: data review & plan development

A Strategic Planning Steering Committee, comprised of local district leadership, families and students, community and business partners, and Ingham ISD leadership and staff, will then review the data collected from all stakeholder groups. The group will disaggregate the data, identify themes, construct meaning and develop a 3-5 year strategic plan. 


The third step is to develop department-level plans that are organizationally aligned with one another and the strategic plan. 


The rollout of the plan will take place in September of 2017. By that time, our organizational strategy and departmental goals will be complete and ready for implementation.

STEP 5: PROGRESS MONITor & Adjust plan

One of the most important components of a strategic plan is to continually monitor our progress towards identified goals. At times, this means making adjustments based on newly identified needs or legislation. Staff and stakeholders will receive progress updates regularly. Our organizational strategic plan details, including a dashboard, will be placed on our website.