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By TOM PETERS | April 4, 1994
McGill University Professor Henry Mintzberg, perhaps the world's premier management thinker, hammered the last nails in strategic planning's coffin in his just-released book, "The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning."Of course, our mindless love affair with planning effectively ended a dozen years ago, when then-neophyte GE Chairman Jack Welch nixed his corporation's hyper-formalized planning system and most of the planners along with it.Still, Mintzberg's latest is so encyclopedic, so damning . . . and so final.
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December 11, 2012
School system seeks public comment on five-year strategic plan The public is invited to submit online comments regarding the draft of Baltimore County Public Schools' new five-year strategic plan, dubbed by Superintendent S. Dallas Dance as "Blueprint 2.0. " The draft document, and a feedback form, are available online at http://www.bcps.org/system. With the goal of completing Blueprint 2.0 by January 2013, Dance held a series of staff and community meetings to hear comments, and appointed a staff person to oversee the plan's development and production.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | August 22, 1993
The Manchester Town Council's strategic planning workshop, which began on Tuesday, fizzled on Wednesday when Councilman Douglas Myers canceled the second evening's session."
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2012
Howard County schools deputy superintendent of operations Ray Brown is retiring from the system effective Jan., 1, Howard County officials said Wednesday night. New Superintendent Renee Foose named Brown deputy superintendent in August, a month after her tenure began. A former schools chief operating officer, Brown replaced Mamie Perkins, who announced her retirement in July. Among Brown's duties were to oversee the school system's state-mandated Bridge to Excellence plan and its strategic planning.
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By Phil Greenfield | January 13, 1991
I like to keep abreast of what the public is reading, so this week Icurled up with a nifty new volume entitled, "The Lighthizer Years 1982-1990: Achievement Through Strategic Planning."As you know, theformer exec has taken a royal pasting from all quarters for publishing this Orvillic Ode at taxpayer's expense to the tune of some 100,000 smackers.Apparently the self-aggrandizing tone that many seem to think runs through "Achievement Through Strategic Planning" (What a sassy title!) has turned people off.But I'm here to say that this is a tasteful, restrained opus that should be read by one and all as an example of an all-too-rare humility that more public servants should emulate.
NEWS
February 27, 1996
Ronald C. Heacock, an official with Howard Community College, has been named senior director for strategic planning and grant development for the community colleges of Baltimore County.Dr. Heacock, who was selected after a national search, will earn $62,000 annually in the position that was created in the reorganization of the county's three colleges, in Catonsville, Dundalk and Essex. He was director of planning and evaluation at Howard.
BUSINESS
By LESTER A. PICKER | July 26, 1993
First of three parts.There are only a few days left to July. Starting next week, chances are better than even you won't be able to get a thing done in Maryland until September -- at least anything that requires more than two people getting together.So, between answering phones because everyone else in the office is at the beach, here are some thoughts to consider about planning, apparently the word on the lips of nearly every nonprofit executive last spring, regardless of the size of their organization.
BUSINESS
February 26, 1996
New executive director City Life MuseumsBaltimore City Life Museums announced the selection of John W. Durel as executive director. Mr. Durel joined the museum in 1986 as assistant director, with responsibility for operations and exhibit development. The Baltimore resident is a native of Louisiana and holds a doctorate in American history from the University of New Hampshire. Sylvan Learning Systems, headquartered in Columbia, appointed Patricia B. Miller vice president of franchise operations.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2012
Howard County schools deputy superintendent of operations Ray Brown is retiring from the system effective Jan., 1, Howard County officials said Wednesday night. New Superintendent Renee Foose named Brown deputy superintendent in August, a month after her tenure began. A former schools chief operating officer, Brown replaced Mamie Perkins, who announced her retirement in July. Among Brown's duties were to oversee the school system's state-mandated Bridge to Excellence plan and its strategic planning.
NEWS
February 27, 1996
Ronald C. Heacock, an official with Howard Community College, has been named senior director for strategic planning and grant development for the Community Colleges of Baltimore County.Selected after a national search, Dr. Heacock will earn $62,000 annually in the position that was created in the reorganization of the county's three colleges in Catonsville, Dundalk and Essex. He was director of planning and evaluation at Howard.Dr. Heacock has worked as an instructor and administrator, and is a research associate at the William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2012
After the Anne Arundel County school board received its annual update on the system's five-year strategic plan for student achievement, board member Solon Webb directed one question to school officials: "Are we winning or losing?" Webb's query prompted a discussion Wednesday almost as lengthy as the presentation of the 2012 Strategic Plan, which tracks students' five-year progress in Maryland School Assessments and High School Assessments, as well as International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement and honors participation and testing.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2012
US Lacrosse today released " US Lacrosse Strategic Plan 2013-15 ," a document outlining five areas of strategic priority and associated goals that will guide the operations of lacrosse's national governing body for the next three years. The US Lacrosse Board of Directors formally approved the strategic plan at its September meeting. As detailed in the plan, US Lacrosse's areas of strategic priority and associated goals are: Strategic priority: Enhance the quality of the lacrosse experience for participants . Associated goals: 1. Promote and preserve game integrity and player safety 2. Promote a positive sports culture and climate 3. Empower and mobilize parents to promote US Lacrosse standards 4. Utilize the US Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee as a key resource for improving safety and enjoyment of the game for players and fans Strategic priority: Strengthen access and opportunity for all . Associated goals: 1. Develop, prioritize and establish strategies to increase participation for underrepresented and underserved individuals 2. Develop cost-effective solutions for entry into the game 3. Establish and implement a strategy to address capacity at all levels of lacrosse for access to and affordability of fields and facilities.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2012
A bill that would require that all major unit changes to the Baltimore Fire Department be reported to the City Council and announced to the public before their implementation received preliminary approval during a council committee hearing Wednesday night. The bill, introduced by Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young, also would require Fire Chief James S. Clack to provide the council with a yearly strategic plan outlining how the department plans to use its resources. Current law requires strategic reports to the council every five years.
NEWS
September 8, 2008
Programs that help kids keep learning after the school day ends are an important part of the educational experience for thousands of Baltimore students. After-school programs that focus on academic enrichment and the arts help reinforce skills learned in the classroom and foster intellectual curiosity and creativity at home. No wonder the loss this year of six after-school programs to budget cuts has left neighborhood parents frustrated and angry. Budget woes forced the city to cut about $900,000 from its annual contribution to the Family League, a quasi-public agency that funds city after-school programs.
NEWS
August 17, 2008
Free bankruptcy workshops offered O'Herlihy Law is offering free, weekly workshops on "What You Should Know If You Are Considering Bankruptcy," 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday beginning Aug. 28 at the law office, 100 Ridgely Ave. in west Annapolis. Workshop topics include: an explanation of bankruptcy and its consequences; how to determine whether bankruptcy is the right next step; and the difference between chapters 7, 11 and 13. Pre-registration is recommended. Information: 443-270-3198 or hil@ohlaw.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | June 12, 2007
Dr. Satish B. Parekh, a Baltimore businessman who was active in civic and cultural affairs, died of a stroke Wednesday at Sinai Hospital. He was 68. Dr. Parekh was born and raised in Rajkot, India, and earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1958 from St. Xavier's College in India. In 1959, he earned his master's degree in economics, finance and strategies from New York University, and his doctorate in economics, also from NYU, four years later. While attending graduate school, he worked as an economist for the National Industrial Conference Board in New York City.
BUSINESS
By Peter H. Frank | January 31, 1991
The reorganization of USF&G Corp. continued yesterday as the giant Baltimore-based insurance company named four executives to top management positions, replacing the company's chief financial officer and creating a new post to manage strategic planning.Yesterday's moves, which included the hiring of two new executives and the promotion of two others, were seen as part of a continuing restructuring of the company that was begun by Norman P. Blake Jr., who joined USF&G as chairman and chief executive officer two months ago.The company said that Edwin G. Pickett, formerly senior vice president of finance, was named executive vice president and chief financial officer.
NEWS
May 25, 2006
In the corporate and nonprofit worlds, bosses routinely use off-site retreats in plush surroundings and other organizational rewards to motivate and re-energize employees - all on the company dime. So it's hardly outrageous that a high-ranking official in Baltimore's school system would think about using public funds to charter a boat for a fishing trip last week that was supposed to reward his hard-working staff and allow them to engage in some strategic planning at the same time. But that may not have been the best thought when city schools are still struggling to overcome financial and academic challenges as well as regain public trust and confidence.
BUSINESS
May 30, 2007
Advertising TBC Advertising & Public Relations announced that David Johnson has joined the Baltimore-based regional agency's creative team. MGH, based in Owings Mills, appointed Linda Stanley as an associate marketing director, Dave Perks a senior copywriter, Stephanie Coldren an account executive and Alison Larson as a junior media planner. Banking-finance The Harbor Bank of Maryland announced the appointments of Irvina Mallory, private banking officer, and Edgar Crawley Jr., retail banking manager, as senior vice presidents of the Baltimore-based minority-owned financial institution.
NEWS
May 25, 2006
In the corporate and nonprofit worlds, bosses routinely use off-site retreats in plush surroundings and other organizational rewards to motivate and re-energize employees - all on the company dime. So it's hardly outrageous that a high-ranking official in Baltimore's school system would think about using public funds to charter a boat for a fishing trip last week that was supposed to reward his hard-working staff and allow them to engage in some strategic planning at the same time. But that may not have been the best thought when city schools are still struggling to overcome financial and academic challenges as well as regain public trust and confidence.
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