Vision-to-Action Strategic Planning Process

The Vision-to-Action Strategic Planning Process includes three steps.

Vistion-to-Action Process Daigram



In this opening discussion, member organizations develop a community vision that describes

  1. the ideal percentage of high school graduates and adult learners entering and completing college,  and adult learners completing college,
  2. the ideal choices being made by K-12 students and adult learners that lead to college access and success,
  3. the ideal career and academic guidance being provided by various organizations in the community for K-12 students and adult learners, and
  4. the community’s core convictions that serve as the foundation for the network’s mission.


After creating the vision, member organizations develop goals for college entry and completion.  The goals include

  1. the targeted group of citizens,
  2. the targeted increase in college entry or completion, and
  3. the date by which the goal will be reached



Data Analysis

Member organizations examine data in four areas (student achievement, student choices, student knowledge, and environmental data) to search for areas that may be blocking college entry and/or completion

Targeted Barriers

Member organizations select a small number of barriers that they will address as a network of community organizations.



Current Activity Analysis

Member organizations analyze their collective current activities in areas related to each of the network’s targeted barriers to identify strengths and gaps in their collective services.

Member Organization Activities

Each member organization identifies one or more activities that the organization will implement during the coming year to address the network’s targeted barriers.  Member organizations may develop action plans and data tables for evaluation.