Week 2 Discussion: Missions and Statement (University)
Why Universities Need Strong, Meaningful Mission Statements.
One reason university are running into problems is that they have failed to master basic strategic management. virtually every Strategic Management text is about Mission and Vision statements, and the reason is simple – without a strong mission and vision it is impossible to create a strategic plan.
The strategic plan involves developing objectives to meet goals, but without a real mission and vision, how can the organization determine its goals? All decisions are reduced to basic financial motivation – increase revenues, build enrollments, etc. It is fine to desire these things, but the question is how to get there. There are many ways to attract students, but to be successful, a school must know precisely what it is and what it’s trying to achieve.
Mostly, they were easy to find, which is typical. Organizations often have a mission statement, but don’t really use it because they don’t understand how it fits into the strategic planning process However, just because a school has a mission doesn’t mean it’s a good one, or one that can be used as a focus of a strategic plan. A good mission statement is clear, concise, and tells you the reason the organization exists.
Gurley, D., Peters, G., Collins, L., & Fifolt, M. (2015). Mission, vision, values, and goals: An exploration of key organizational statements and daily practice in schools. Journal of Educational Change, 16(2), 217–242. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10833-014-9229-x
Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning
ISSN: 2042-3896 Article publication date: 19 February 2019
My Focus will be based on Universities. The focus will detail advantages and disadvantages of Universities and how students are affected by them. Since I live in the State of North Carolina, will compare NC to other Universities and its impact.
Week 3 Assignment – Training Needs Analysis
In your Week 2 discussion, you researched mission and vision statements. Those are meant to give company-wide direction. As the department leader, you now have the responsibility of establishing three strategic goals for your department. You will then determine the necessary training for employees as well as how you will measure where or not your strategic goals have been met after the first year.
In this assignment you are to write a 4–6-page paper in which you complete the following:
• Determine and discuss how you will measure whether or not your strategic goals have been met after the first year of implementation. In your Organizational Training Needs Analysis:
o Be sure to summarize your goals.
o Identify and discuss two challenges your department may face to fully meet the goals.
o Discuss two ways one might mitigate the challenges that could arise.
• Develop a training needs analysis for the faculty and staff of your department that:
o Identifies one area that is aligned to your strategic goals and explains the need for this specific training.
o Includes the following:
Who will provide the training?
Who will participate in each type of training?
What areas you believe are important to the training.
An explanation of the job-specific tasks that will be performed in the training.
Whether this will be ongoing training or one-time sessions. If ongoing, include how often training will take place