Crafting a Shared School Vision and Mission

Focus Area: Principalship


Phase: Targeted Support

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Developing a clearly articulated vision that works in tandem with shared mission, espoused values, and a focus on outcomes serve as the foundation to improvement efforts in any organization, especially schools. Ideally, vision and mission guide the work of the entire school community. When leaders succeed in crafting a shared school vision and mission, educators can take ownership of the work required to achieve high levels of teaching and learning. This 2-hour virtual workshop is designed to equip principals and other instructional leaders with tools and strategies to support the development of intentionally crafted and clearly articulated school vision and mission that best serve stakeholder interests.


  • 2 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with access to Zoom, a camera, a microphone, and stable Internet connectivity


I use strengths-based leadership in my practice and evaluate its effectiveness through ongoing reflection and refinement.

Learning Experience


  • Define and differentiate school vision and mission, and how they complement improvement efforts
  • Considerations for developing and sustaining shared vision and mission
  • Evaluate the 5 indicators of sustainable vision and mission


  • Explore BL resources and strategies designed to support the development of vision and mission.
  • Determine ways to implement BL resources and strategies into current practice


  • Synthesize new content to develop a plan to enhance existing school vision and mission
  • Share and exchange feedback on the implementation plan