Strategic Planning: Designing Your Future

Strategic planning is a management tool used to help an organization do a better job, to focus its energy, ensure members of the organization are working toward the same goals, and assess and adjust the organization's direction in response to a changing environment. In short, strategic planning is a disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, what it does, and why it does it, with a focus toward the future.

Course Benefits:

Program participants will gain:
  • Assess the organization and current environment
  • Planning tools for creating the future for the team or organization
  • Ability to implement the plan

Course Objectives:

  • Learn how to assess the current environment
  • Understand the process for creating a strategic plan
  • Develop and facilitate a strategic planning process

Course Content:

  • Where is the organization (or team) now?  In assessing the organization, participants will learn how to do a SWOT analysis, customer assessment,  stakeholder interviews to assess the situation, recognize the internal and external environment
  • Where do we want to be?  Participants will learn mission, vision and values so that they are able to identify the future the organization or team wants to create
  • How do we get there?  Participants will learn to create strategies, goals, objectives and action plans.
  • How do we measure the progress?  Participants will learn aboutexecution, including accountability and performance measures.
  • How do we track progress?  Participants will learn about tracking systems and follow up.

Who Should Attend:

  • Facilitators, trainers, human resource professionals, and managers