Organizing and analyzing complex decisionmaking for a national program for high school students
An educational foundation of a large association has been championing a national program for high school students for more than 15 years. The program is a joint venture of the national association and related but independent state associations. Westat has been supporting the data collection, management, and evaluation of the program. As part of the program’s growth and development process, the national association and state associations needed to review and confirm the focus and goals of the program and the allocation of program resources.
But how do you determine the priorities of 40 executives, use their time wisely, ensure all their voices are heard, and end up with a set of goals and priorities that everyone agrees with and ultimately implements – all in 6 hours?