capabilities focusing on outcomes
Involves taking a ‘big picture’ view and seeing situations strategically and coherently within their broader context. It involves looking for patterns, trends or connections across diﬀerent situations, timeframes and experiences to comprehend current circumstances, see things in perspective, capitalise on future opportunities and mitigate potential risks.
Understands the broader context
Demonstrates an understanding of the broader context of Lutheran education and how one’s area of responsibility ﬁts into the bigger picture. Is aware of the relevant stakeholders in their context, the role they play, how they interact with each other and the impact Lutheran education has on them.
Identiﬁes patterns or trends across diﬀerent information sources. Uses this information to identify emerging trends or potential scenarios in the external environment and how they could impact Lutheran education. Stays alert to new information or data that helps either substantiate or reduce the likelihood of scenarios being realised.
Looks well beyond the short-term, technical issues. Draws upon a deep understanding of the church, Lutheran education, the education sector in general, as well as student, parent and community needs. Considers and articulates how one’s school/early childhood service or area of responsibility can capitalise on opportunities or mitigate risks. Develops appropriate strategies and contingency plans to ensure future success.
Identiﬁes signiﬁcant new opportunities
Identiﬁes helpful relationships among complex data from unrelated areas that lead to new and signiﬁcant opportunities for Lutheran education or highlight paradoxes or patterns that block or hinder strategic aspirations. Presents these observations in a compelling way that leads to a shift in the strategic direction and action of the school/early childhood service or wider area of responsibility.