21. Monographic on Education
September 2010 |

4. Directive and/or strategic Plans

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Diagnosis and definition of guidelines, specific goals, timelines and costs

A centre or service directive or strategic plan is an element of order and assessment for any kind of educational initiative.

A directive plan enables the institution to reflect its intentions in an official manner, while the strategic plan is the document pointing out guidelines and behaviours for the organization to achieve the aspirations captured in the directive plan.

The directive plan is developed through meetings with the centre’s board of directors, to which DEP contributes with its capacity of being precise and its knowledge of the educational sector, in order to fix general goals, which will be executed in a structured way through specific action lines. With these, it is possible to define and quantify the necessary investment and the suitable human resources to achieve the specific goals. All of this accompanied by a management team ensuring monitoring.

Conducting this specific point implies coordinating, in a realist way, the different tasks enabling its achievement, searching for suppliers, consulting experts and making recommendations based on the conclusions drawn from the diverse group dynamics and/or the existing documentation.

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1. Feasibility plan: supply and demand
Analysis of demand for new centres or educational services and adequacy of course offerings

2. Definition of educational projects
Mentoring the design of a new school, training or University centre

3. Communication and Fundraising Plan
Development of a good communication strategy to attract new users (students and families)

4. Directive and/or strategic Plans
Diagnosis and definition of guidelines, specific goals, timelines and costs

5. Management quality Plan
Selection of the most suitable methodology (ISO, EFQM or AUDIT), specification of processes and development of adequate indicators

6. Learning Quality Plan
Escalae pedagogical project: analysis and improvement methodology for teaching and learning processes

7. Benchmarking: analyzing competition, prospective studies and trends
Information research and experts consultation

8. Students and/or families Studies
Measuring needs and satisfaction in training centres

9. Lost target population
Analyzing the reasons behind students deciding for one centre or another

10. Alumni
Data base updates and development of Alumni networks

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