Validating a mission statement
CDET ensures the provision of high quality professional dance and musical theatre training through Accreditation of full-time dance and performing arts schools, and has provided the industry benchmark of quality assurance for professional dance and musical theatre training in the UK since 1979.London Studio Centre has undergone a review for education oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) in 2013 and has received its final report, which is available in full here.
Adapted from the Field Guide to Nonprofit Strategic Planning and Facilitation.
Identifying or updating the mission, vision and values statements is usually done during strategic planning.
This purpose is often the same as the mission. Developing a mission statement can be quick culture-specific, i.e., participants may use methods ranging from highly analytical and rational to highly creative and divergent, e.g., focused discussions, divergent experiences around daydreams, sharing stories, etc.
Therefore, visit with the participants how they might like to arrive at description of their organizational mission. When wording the mission statement, consider the organization's products, services, markets, values, and concern for public image, and maybe priorities of activities for survival. Consider any changes that may be needed in wording of the mission statement because of any new suggested strategies during a recent strategic planning process. Ensure that wording of the mission is to the extent that management and employees can infer some order of priorities in how products and services are delivered. When refining the mission, a useful exercise is to add or delete a word from the mission to realize the change in scope of the mission statement and assess how concise is its wording. Does the mission statement include sufficient description that the statement clearly separates the mission of the organization from other organizations? The vision statement includes vivid description of the organization as it effectively carries out its operations. Developing a vision statement can be quick culture-specific, i.e., participants may use methods ranging from highly analytical and rational to highly creative and divergent, e.g., focused discussions, divergent experiences around daydreams, sharing stories, etc.
We have received the following judgements from QAA: The review team has confidence in London Studio Centre's management of its responsibilities for the standards of the awards it offers on behalf of its awarding body and organisation.