Importance of Vision and Core Values For Local    Government, And An Action Plan For New    Administrators As They Begin T...
How Visions Begin &                                    What They Require.• Visions Begin With Knowledge of a Community  an...
What are                                      Core Values?• Set of Beliefs That Specify How We Will Behave.• Principles Th...
What is a Vision?• What We Want to Become or Achieve.• Our Image of an Ideal Future.• A Dream That Inspires Action and Res...
What is a                                      Mission or Strategy?• Defines What We Are Doing in Terms of  Outcomes, Goal...
Benefits of Core                              Values, Vision, and Mission                                   Statements.• C...
Importance of Declaring                                                      Core Values, Vision, &                       ...
What Should                                         Core Values Do?Serve as a Moral Compass for Our Actions andDescribe Ho...
What Should A Vision                                Statement Provide for Local                                   Units of...
Mission, Strategies, or                                  Methods For Reaching                                        Visio...
Mission, Strategies, or                                    Methods For Reaching                                          V...
New Administrator’s                                     Action Plan – 1st Month:                                   Receive...
New Administrator’s                            Action Plan – 1st Month:                           Reviews & Evaluations (I...
New Administrator’s                                Action Plan – 1st Month:                               Reviews & Evalua...
New Administrator’s                                       Action Plan – 1st Month:                                        ...
New Administrator’s                                 Action Plan – 1st Month:                                  Relationship...
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How a Vision Statement, Statement of Core Values, and A Mission Statement Facilitate Action Plans For New Chief Executive Officers of CVTs

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New administrators' Action Plans are facilitated by well-written vision, values, and mission statements. This presentation demonstrates the relationships among these variables and provides a generic Action Plan that new administrators of CVTs typically follow.

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How a Vision Statement, Statement of Core Values, and A Mission Statement Facilitate Action Plans For New Chief Executive Officers of CVTs

  1. 1. Importance of Vision and Core Values For Local Government, And An Action Plan For New Administrators As They Begin Their DutiesHow Determining a Vision Statement, Core Values, & aMission Statement Facilitate Action Plans for New Chief Executive Officers of Local Units of Government Clarence E. Goodlein Discussion Leader & Facilitator
  2. 2. How Visions Begin & What They Require.• Visions Begin With Knowledge of a Community and Hope and Confidence Concerning its People and their Future.• Visions Require Courage and Leadership as Well as Commitment to the Community and its Future.• To Be Effective, Visions Require a Foundation of Core Values and a Mission or Strategy that Provide Means of Accomplishing the Vision.
  3. 3. What are Core Values?• Set of Beliefs That Specify How We Will Behave.• Principles That We Will Refuse To Compromise.• Context Within Which a Vision and Mission Are Accomplished.• Communicates What We Deem Important and “How We Do What We Do”.
  4. 4. What is a Vision?• What We Want to Become or Achieve.• Our Image of an Ideal Future.• A Dream That Inspires Action and Results.• Communicates Where We Are Headed and “Why We Are Doing What We Are Doing”.
  5. 5. What is a Mission or Strategy?• Defines What We Are Doing in Terms of Outcomes, Goals and Objectives.• Directs Us to Our Vision and Enables Us to Attain Our Vision.• Facilitates Operational, Tactical, and Strategic Planning.• Communicates What We Do and the Purpose of the Organization.
  6. 6. Benefits of Core Values, Vision, and Mission Statements.• Communicate Intent, Purpose, and Direction to Staff.• Communicate Determination and Commitment to Clients and Stakeholders.• Facilitate Effectiveness and Efficiency.• Provides the Basis for Metrics That Can Be Used to Evaluate Outcomes.• Unifies Organizations and Facilitates the Exercise of Leadership.
  7. 7. Importance of Declaring Core Values, Vision, & Mission or Strategy.• Organizations With Core Values, Vision, and Mission Statements Are Typically 29% More Productive Than Organizations Who Have Not Developed and Published These Declarations. (World at Work Association, Watson-Wyatt Work Study. (2006). Clarifying Competencies – Powerful Tools for Driving Business Success. Retrieved from http://www.worldatwork.org)• These Guiding Principles Facilitate Good Judgment and Decision-Making in the Absence of Policy & Procedure Concerning a Certain Matter.
  8. 8. What Should Core Values Do?Serve as a Moral Compass for Our Actions andDescribe How We Will Behave During OurExercise of Government. They Should Exemplify: Integrity & Truth Leadership & Courage Honor Collaboration Pride Accountability Commitment Passion Perseverance Quality of Work Respect For Everyone Service To Others
  9. 9. What Should A Vision Statement Provide for Local Units of Government?Framework That Guides Every Aspect of OurExercise of Government by Describing What WeHope Our Local Unit of Government Will Be in theFuture:Through The Leadership Of Our Government AndPartnerships With Its Citizens, Businesses,Organizations, And Other Units of Government,Our Community Will Be The Best Place To Visit Andin Which to Live, Work, And Raise a Family.
  10. 10. Mission, Strategies, or Methods For Reaching Vision (I). Enact Policies and Practices and Encourage Partnerships & Collaborations that:• Improve the Efficiency & Effectiveness of Our Government and Neighboring County and City, Village, & Township Governments.• Enable Cost Avoidance or Lessen Expenditures in all Units of Government Nearby.• Renew or Expand Services to Businesses and Residents.
  11. 11. Mission, Strategies, or Methods For Reaching Vision (II).• Heighten the Confidence of Our Stakeholders.• Encourage Economic Development That Recognizes & Acknowledges the Character of Our Community Today as Well as its History & Traditions.• Promote & Publicize Our Community as a Destination for Families and Others Seeking Business Opportunities.
  12. 12. New Administrator’s Action Plan – 1st Month: Receive Charge From Elected Officials.• Duties & Responsibilities.• Priorities.• Expectations.• Deadlines.• Short-term Goals & Objectives.• Long-term Goals & Objectives.
  13. 13. New Administrator’s Action Plan – 1st Month: Reviews & Evaluations (I).• Pending Deadlines.• Budgets & Accounts.  Current Fiscal Year  Future Fiscal Years• Policies & Procedures.• Litigation.  Pending  History
  14. 14. New Administrator’s Action Plan – 1st Month: Reviews & Evaluations (II).• Community.  History  Issues  Present  Past• Other Units of Government.  History  Issues  Present  Past
  15. 15. New Administrator’s Action Plan – 1st Month: Analyses.• S.W.O.T. Analysis (County Government, Policies, Procedures, & Practices; Risk & Liability; Organizational Dynamics).  Strengths (Advantages, Skills, & Efficiencies)  Weaknesses (Deficiencies & Vulnerabilities)  Opportunities (Good Fortune From S/W)  Threats (Obstacles, Changing Standards or Criteria)
  16. 16. New Administrator’s Action Plan – 1st Month: Relationship Building.• Elected Officials.• Department Heads.• Employees.• Residents.• Businesses.• Other Units of Government.• Stakeholders.• Vendors.

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