There is a myth that the board should be conducting the strategic planning process entirely by itself. Like most myths, there is a grain of truth: boards should provide guidance and support to the planning process—often, they should even initiate it. To be successful though, a strategic planning process must be seen by the community as credible, inclusive, and transparent.
Strategic planning is a collaborative process. The board should partner with the president and senior staff to ensure that visionary planning takes place.
In this AGB University video, Tom Longin discuss what partnerships should look like in the strategic planning process to ensure it is indeed a long-term opportunity to capitalize on the inherent strengths of the institution.