Values and Mission

Now that you have collected information, you are ready to begin to consider who you are as a council and/or what you are all about as a council.

What do you value?

The first step is to being to consider what you value as a council. Core values describe what the members of your council believe in. They are the fundamental principles that guide your council's work.

Examples:

ILA’s Values (2015)

KSRA’s Values (2015)

  • Professional Development

  • Advocacy

  • Partnership

  • Research

  • Global Literacy Development

  • Professional Learning Opportunities

  • Advocacy

  • Partnership

  • Research

  • Quality Instruction


Brainstorm a list of what your council values. Then, as a group, try to reach consensus on at least 3 and no more than 5 values.

What is your mission?

A mission statement encapsulates your council's purpose for being. It concentrates on the present; it defines the member, critical processes and it informs you about the desired level of performance.


Examples:

ILA’s Mission (2015)

KSRA’s Mission (2015)

Our mission is to empower educators, inspire students, and encourage leaders with the resources they need to make literacy accessible for all.

Our mission is to empower educators, leaders, and the community by providing opportunities and resources to make literacy accessible for all.


Your council's mission statement should reflect that of ILA and KSRA. Work together to draft a new mission statement for your council.


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