What We Do

Strategy and System Building

Planning with purpose and aligning policies, practices

Fostering coherence for equity and impact.

FourPoint conducts needs assessments, develops strategic plans, supports continuous improvement, and coaches education leaders.

FourPoint helps clients build coherence through needs assessments and strategic plans. Our needs assessments rely on in-depth community engagement and analysis to show how a district, state, community or non-profit can leverage its strengths and address core challenges to achieve its education goals.

“Our goal for system reviews is to paint a detailed and objective picture of an organization’s strengths and challenges. Some clients are surprised by their depth but grateful for the detailed and candid assessment. It helps them understand the landscape of what’s happening and gain credibility with key stakeholders.”

Scott Joftus, FourPoint Education Partners

Based on needs assessment findings, we support clients to create a theory of action, clearly defining the non-negotiable elements that will drive their intended outcomes. Then, we help partners plan strategically for implementation—building capacity in key areas, allocating resources in alignment with the theory of action, and tracking mid-course indicators of success—planning for both near-term progress and long-term sustainability.
In both research and planning, we engage a broad set of stakeholders to ensure our data and recommendations represent diverse community viewpoints and position our clients to take actions that will make a lasting impact.

With a clear theory of action and strategic plan in place, we help our clients create new structures and processes to carry out their identified changes. Whether it’s reorganizing a central office, establishing a new program, or redesigning a school, we help to build organizational capacity to successfully manage change—identifying the problem, training around the solution, and setting up support structures like professional learning networks to aid in peer learning and sustainability.

We know that the path to implementation isn’t always linear, so we help our clients make mid-course adjustments, providing targeted professional learning and other supports to maintain the momentum of change. As seasoned practitioners and technical assistance providers, we’re able to provide our clients with tested strategies and solutions so they don’t have to reinvent the wheel to realize impact.

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