Strategic Planning Workshops to Fit Every Client’s NeedsBoard

Fundamentals of Strategic Planning – One Day Workshop

Objectives:

As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe strategic planning and enumerate the common components of a strategic plan
  • Describe the role that strategic planning plays in enabling long-term success for any organization
  • Identify how strategic planning differs from other forms of organizational planning
  • Develop strategic-thinking skills in themselves and others
  • Work through the key stages of the strategic-planning process:

(1) Assess the current environment

(2) Develop a vision of the future and define key governing values/beliefs

(3) Identify strategic issues and develop action goals/plans

(4) Implement, monitor, and review the plan

  • Identify methods for involving key stakeholders in strategy formulation and

implementation

  • Describe common obstacles to strategic planning and ways to over-come them

 Advanced Issues in Strategic Planning and Thinking – One Day Workshop

Objectives:

As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the difference between strategy formulation and strategy implementation
  • Develop a shared vision for their organization
  • Identify the core values or guiding principles that support the shared vision and accomplish the strategic agenda
  • Conduct a SWOT analysis that provides a better understanding of the organization’s internal and external environment
  • Select the key strategic issues that become the organization’s strategic agenda
  • Develop action plans that move the organization toward its vision and mission
  • Deal effectively with emergent issues and an unknowable future

 Developing Strategic Thinkers – Half-Day Workshop

As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to:

Objectives:

  • Describe the role that strategic thinking plays in the long-term success of the organization
  • Identify the competencies needed for strategic thinking
  • Develop a mindmap that identifies key strategic issues that face the organization today and are likely to affect it in the future
  • Develop a personal plan for adjusting current and future decisions and behaviors to those of a strategic thinker

 Problem Solving and Decision Making – One Day Workshop

As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to:

Objectives:

  • Identify common obstacles to effective Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Apply the principles of effective Problem Solving and Decision Making to their own situation
  • Describe the seven-step model for strategic problem solving
  • Apply that model to a specific situation
  • Write a clear problem statement
  • Describe the seven-step model for strategic decision making
  • Discuss strategies and methods for involving diverse stakeholders in strategic Problem Solving and Decision Making

Tools for Strategic Problem Solving and Decision Making – One Day Workshop

As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to:

Objectives:

  • Identify more than a dozen tools and methods for strategic Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Practice and apply at least six of the tools to the issues, challenges, or problems currently facing the organization
  • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each of the tools
  • Identify future opportunities for applying the tools to their own situation, challenges, and opportunities

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