Strategic Planning Support

FutureMakers works with leaders, educators and Boards of Trustees on their strategic planning to move their future-focused aspirations from vision to reality.

We help facilitate the evolution a vision, mission and values that underpin the work of the organisation and reflect the aspirations of the community that supports it.

We work with you to identify strategic priorities that can become the goals with actions in a 3-5 year plan, and continue to work with you to support you through the implementation and evaluation of that planning.

Specific areas in which we can support your strategic planning include:

  • Developing a vision, mission and values
  • Creating a learning culture
  • Creating a graduate profile
  • Designing a school curriculum
  • New school builds and learning space design


Our Principal PLG has worked with Derek several times now, and will continue to do so. Derek is essentially a master facilitator/mentor…bringing the right level of challenge, new ideas & research to deepen your thinking, but it comes with the level of support needed to feel engaged, enriched and empowered after working with him.

Gareth Sinton, Principal, Douglas Park School

What a task we set Derek –  to facilitate a shared vision and strategy with our Board and the professional and admin teams (14 of us), during a Covid lockdown, using online technology. Derek’s expertise, skilled questioning, strategic facilitation and humour enabled us to work with creative energy for 6 hours using a range of well-timed online activities. He kept us focussed on creating and achieving a shared understanding of our future strategic plan.  Derek’s future focussed skills combined with an understanding of strategy and the education sector made our follow up conversations invaluable.  Furthermore, we will definitely look to engage Derek for future strategic planning work.

Sue Vaealiki, Chair of Stonefields Collaborative Trust 

If you’d like support with any area of your strategic planning please contact