Build Agile, Aligned District Strategy
Strategy the whole community supports
Humanize your survey data
Using ThoughtExchange, leaders can:
- Create buy-in and champions for your strategic plan at all levels
- Understand the diversity of perspectives to build a strategy the whole community supports
- Identify common ground among groups that disagree to unify everyone on district plans
- Confidently build strategy that reflects district and school priorities and has internal buy-in
- Save time on community consultation and data-crunching for faster, more efficient implementation
Here’s how our Education partners are using ThoughtExchange for Strategy
The superintendent of an Illinois school district used ThoughtExchange to align his community on redrawing attendance boundaries and building a brand new elementary school in one of its historically underserved neighborhoods.
The director of education at an Ontario school district used ThoughtExchange to include over 1,000 student perspectives in the development of their new strategic plan, giving students a sense of responsibility and ownership in their district.
A Connecticut school district is using ThoughtExchange to align their community on a 100+ million four-year plan that includes redistricting, renovating, and improving instructional models and Pre-K program access.
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Strategic plans the whole community supports
Be bold with your strategic plans knowing that ThoughtExchange makes it easier to gain community buy-in. By accessing your community’s unbiased, critical insights using ThoughtExchange, you can be confident that your plan addresses your district’s real needs.
Get everyone invested in district goals
With ThoughtExchange, it’s easy to build trust with your entire community by consulting them on the decisions that affect them. Increase their support for your decisions by giving them the opportunity to share their real thoughts. They gain a sense of ownership and trust, you gain peace of mind.
Hear from many, not the few
With the ability to bring 10,000+ people into one Exchange, there’s no better way to get a read on what’s most important to your community. And with simultaneous translation in 133+ languages, everyone participates in the same discussion at the same time. No more loud voices and special interests—have your finger on the pulse of your entire district.
Don’t let your community stand divided
Include everyone’s insights in a collaborative discussion space, so community members feel heard—but they also hear each other out. Break down silos and expose your community to the breadth of perspectives in your district. Easily find areas of agreement between polarized groups.
“We gained valuable perspectives that didn’t get overshadowed by the over-represented responses, and in doing so changed our strategy with very little pushback from the community. I believe this is because they experience the feelings themselves by being in the Exchange. There just isn’t another platform that enables everyone to read and engage in other people’s thinking.”
Brighton Central School District
“ThoughtExchange enabled me as a superintendent to establish and re-establish trust and show that I was listening - and to develop plans that helped our school district.”
Midway Independent School District
“[ThoughtExchange] is just that—an exchange. It’s not a survey. You’re asking people for their opinion, reflecting on those opinions, collecting those opinions from a lot of different voices, and then taking action on them. When the community sees you doing that, they know they’re in good hands.”
Arcadia Unified School District