Strategic planning is the process by which an organization envisions its future and develops the necessary procedures and operations to achieve that future.
The primary motive for organizations to do strategic planning is to learn and to make decisions about the future of the organization based on that learning.
- To give the organization better control over external forces
- To serve as a tool for decision making and resource allocation
- To bring everyone together in the organization so that they are on the same wavelength
- To raise Executive members’ awareness of current issues and operations
- To reawaken and motivate key people within the organization
- To create a document suitable for legislative sessions and public relations
- To increase morale within an organization and develop a sense of trust and cohesion
- To set the stage for the organization to make a “quantum leap” to a new level of program development or functioning
- To relate organizational capacity to community need.
Strategic planning does not have to be a complicated process, this seminar consists of the following:
- Development of a strategic vision and mission
- Information gathering and analysis
- Identification of critical issues facing the organization
- Aligning actions to strategy
- The development of strategic goals, objectives and action plans
- Communicating change and executing the strategy
- Linking strategy to employee performance
The Mastering Leadership Skills seminars are typically one day in length with the exception of Crafting and Executing Strategy which can be facilitated over the course of your organizations strategic planning process.