Does your school have a strategic plan? Or have you chosen a less formal planning strategy? BoardSource has recently released an infographic that explains the differences between strategic plans and strategic frameworks -- and why boards are increasingly moving towards the more flexible framework model.



According to BoardSource, strategic frameworks, used in conjunction with business plans and annual plans, allow organizations to respond to institutional changes as they arise without having to set stringent goals.

If you are looking for more information on the potential flexibility that strategic frameworks can offer your board, you may find this resource useful. Download it for free from And be sure to check out the other board resources available from BoardSource.

We’d love to know what your opinions and experience are with strategic planning and what your thoughts are about strategic frameworks vs. more traditional planning strategies.