CSI: Continuous Strategic Improvement
The newest offering from Lee Jenkins combines the principles of continuous improvement with strategic planning.
This is a one-day seminar for district superintendents and other administrators.
Key elements are:
- CSI is a top-down/bottom-up approach to improvement. Everybody in the organization must be able to see their contribution to the success of the organization.
- CSI focuses upon what is to be improved first. Data is pinpointed for baseline data.
- CSI next has staff establish hypotheses they believe will bring about improvement.
- Goals are for improvement, not arbitrary quotas.
- CSI results are reduced to three sheets of paper – instruction, personnel and finance
- The ABC’s of CSI principles are taught. For example, people need to know (1) best practices and (2) know that best practices are not perfect practices. There is always a better way, thus best practices are to become even better practices.
Ideally, this seminar is for 12-15 key leaders seated in a rectangle with ample opportunity for discussion and planning.
If one of those present has ready access to prior year’s data, the process is expedited.