Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning

Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University

strategic planning

This course will cover the differences in the types of planning including Long Range Planning, Comprehensive Planning, Project Planning and Strategic Planning. We will cover the necessary attributes of Leaders and how effective planning process includes those same attributes. Because Strategic Planning is a “Leadership” responsibility we will examine differences between “leading” and “managing” as well as the between “true” leaders and “perceived” leaders. Finally, we will review a process that will ensure implementation of a plan and hold the system, and individuals, accountable for results.

John Messelt has had over 34 years of experience in Education with 26 years in Administration as a Director of Special Education, Education District Director, Superintendent of Schools and Executive Director of a Regional Service Provider in education. He continues to be directly involved in Strategic Planning for over 20 years as an associate of Cambridge Strategic Services which is a leader in providing Strategic Planning services at an international level.

This class will not be offered this year, but check back as we are hoping to offer it next year. 

Past Details:

When: Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23, 2011

Times: Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Where: SCSU Twin Cities Graduate Center

               6401 Sycamore Court

               Maple Grove, MN 55369


    One Graduate Credit:  $350

    Continuing Education Credits: $115

Online Registration

Registration form (PDF)

For more information contact Gail Ruhland at or 320.308.5759.

Additional Education Administration/Educator Workshops offered during Summer 2011: