Focus on the Future

Focus on the Future - Baldrige Education Core Value

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Focus on the Future

Creating a sustainable organization requires understanding the short- and longer-term factors that affect your organization and the education market. Pursuit of education excellence, sustainable growth and sustained performance requires a strong future orientation and a willingness to make long-term commitments to students and key stakeholdersóyour community, parents, employers, workforce, suppliers, partners, and the public.

Your organizationís planning should anticipate many factors, such as changes in educational requirements and instructional approaches, resource availability, studentsí and stakeholders' expectations, new partnering opportunities, workforce development and hiring needs, technological developments, changes in demographics and in student and market segments, new business models (as appropriate), changes in community and societal expectations and needs, and strategic moves by comparable organizations. Strategic objectives and resource allocations need to accommodate these influences.

A major longer-term investment associated with your organizationís improvement is the investment in creating and sustaining a mission-oriented assessment system focused on learning. This entails faculty education and training in assessment methods. In addition, the organizationís leaders should be familiar with research findings and practical applications of assessment methods and learning style information. A focus on the future includes developing your leaders, workforce, and suppliers; accomplishing effective succession planning; creating opportunities for innovation; and anticipating societal responsibilities and concerns

Question: Is the "Focus on the Future" Core Value a duplicate of the "Visionary Leadership" Core Value? Take a look and see what you think.



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