Category Archives: Managing For Mission

Board Discernment: Part 5: The Four Core Tools of Group Discernment

Jack Peterson, Managing for Mission August 15, 2015 After reading the first four parts of this post on Ignatian Discernment for Boards, you may be left with an impression that learning to do Discernment is like learning to play chess, … Continue reading

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Board Discernment: Part 4: The Six Components of Group Discernment

Jack Peterson, Managing for Mission August 15, 2015 Having discussed the spirituality and personal habits that underlie Ignatian discernment.  I’d like to turn now to how these principles are applied in practice.  The challenge of defining the steps of group … Continue reading

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Board Discernment: Part 3: The Habit of Discernment

Jack Peterson, Managing for Mission August 15, 2015 In the previous part of this post, we talked about the Spirit with which we approach Board Discernment.  But adopting this spirit is not enough to assure that discernment will shape the way … Continue reading

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Board Discernment: Part 2: The Spirit of Discernment

Jack Peterson, Managing for Mission August 15, 2015 If you’ve read the Overview above on Board Discernment, I’d like to delve deeper into the Spirit we must embrace if we want to enter more deeply into discernment. RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD Discernment … Continue reading

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Board Discernment: Part 1: Overview

Jack Peterson, Managing for Mission August 15, 2015 Most schools are governed by some sort of board charged with centering it on its mission of service to the community.  It’s a big responsibility, all the more challenging because trustees are busy people … Continue reading

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5 Core Requisites for Development Success

Jack Peterson May 5, 2015   Since faith-based schools rely heavily on fundraising to support their mission, I want to write briefly this month about the keys to successful development. This blog post will be brief because there are only … Continue reading

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Board Formation

Jack Peterson August 15, 2014   Women and men who join the board of a faith-based school are generally drawn to offer their service because they recognize or at least sense that something special is happening at the school that … Continue reading

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Is strategic planning necessary for faith-based schools?

Jack Peterson November 3, 2014 Strategic planning didn’t begin in schools.  It finds its roots in the complex industrial organizations arising at the end of the 19th Century.  But while management experts like Henry Mintzberg can make a case that … Continue reading

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Peterson spoke on Strategic Planning at NCEA Convention in Boston

Managing for Mission’s Jack Peterson spoke recently at the National Catholic Education Association’s national convention in Boston this spring.  The convention ran from April 10-13, 2012. Peterson’s topic was Strategic Planning that Works. Based on his experiences leading four successful … Continue reading

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NON-PROFIT LEADER AWARD

The Milgard School of Business recently named Jack Peterson its Non-Profit Leader of the Year. To read the article about Jack in the Tacoma News Tribune. Read the article here>>

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