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A New Take on Strategic Planning
Front line staff experience student successes and set-backs on a daily basis. These experiences help staff members see opportunities for innovation in the district. InnovateK12 highlights these innovative ideas, reconnects staff to the purpose and meaning of their work, and advances a culture of shared ownership that leads to lasting improvements.
InnovateK12 provides a new take on traditional strategic planning in school districts, blending:
Crowd-sourced tools and software that empower front line staff
Design thinking framework grounded in user needs and insights
Lean start-up methods to gain proof of concept at little/no cost
With InnovateK12, educational leaders can optimize their organizational culture by leveraging the power of those closest to the work, resulting in a district that celebrates innovation and embraces change.
“The crowd sourced innovation program has unleashed the creative potential of our staff, introduced and embedded innovation into the culture of our organization. We have launched many successful innovation initiatives in our district as a result of the crowd sourced program. Best of all, most of these do not increase our operational budget.”
Dr. Stephen Malone, Becker Public Schools
"The fluidity provided in allowing staff to propose solutions, identify the root problem, brainstorm other options all through human-centered design thinking, allows for planning and ideas to be vetted unlike any strategic planning process I have seen."
Dr. Ray Queener, Cambridge-Isanti Schools
“By using crowd-based innovation it puts our employees in the driver seat to identify problems, think about solutions, and take action that benefits students and our community.”
Dr. Josh Swanson - Eden Prairie