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1 Strategic Planning

2 Agenda Icebreaker Welcome and Introductions Agenda Review What is Strategic Planning Types of Strategic Planning Planning to Plan Strategic Planning Process Strategic Planning Tools and Techniques Parking Lot Discussion/Evaluation

3 Learning Objectives –Identify the various steps in the strategic planning process –Initiate and manage a strategic planning process –Determine appropriate tools for strategic planning –Understand strategies for evaluation –Initiate community support and involvement in the process –Develop communication strategies to promote the strategic planning process –Identify partners to be involved in strategic planning process –Participate in the strategic planning process (if applicable)

4 What is Strategic Planning Used by community groups, government departments, organizations and businesses to develop blueprint for action and change the process should be community based, inclusive and participatory to allow for maximum stakeholder involvement and input.

5 Benefits of Strategic Planning Defines mission, vision & values Establishes realistic goals, objectives & strategies Ensures effective use of resources Provides base to measure progress Develops consensus on future direction Builds strong teams Solves major problems

6 Strategic Planning Exercise 1 Introduce participants to strategic planning Relate some experiences with strategic planning and any best practices

7 Strategic Planning Exercise 2 Explore and discuss various examples of planning

8 Types of Planning Types of planning –Strategic planning –Business planning –Project planning –Program planning –Municipal planning Planning as a profession –Professional planners –Planning functions in other professions

9 Strategic Planning Exercise 3 To discuss how personality affects how groups work together to develop a strategic plan or any type of plan

10 Strategic Planning Models Type of organization usually dictates type of strategic planning –Non-profit Likely focus on board development, management, fundraising, policies –For- Profit Likely focus on profit and strategic directions

11 Types of Strategic Planning Basic Strategic Planning Issue-Based or Goals-Based Strategic Planning Alignment Model Scenario Planning Organic (or Self-Organizing) Planning

12 Planning to Plan Exercise 4 Discuss the planning phase of strategic planning by brainstorming some pre-requisites needed to undertake the strategic planning process

13 Planning to Plan Planning to plan requires : –Organizational readiness Recognition of need to plan Commitment to plan –Organizational commitment Board and volunteer commitment Staff commitment

14 Planning to Plan –Organizational Capacity Human resources –Staff –Volunteers –Board committees –Special/Standing committees Financial resources –Identify budget –Determine resources Time –Allocate organizational time –Determine realistic time lines

15 Reasons for Strategic Planning –Change –Renewal –Funding requirement –Financial forecasting –Mandate –Build consensus –Improve staff and board relations –Develop ownership –Build community support –Other (discussion)

16 Planning to Plan Exercise 5 Why do you want to engage in strategic planning?

17 Strategic Planning Process Planning to Plan –Strategic Planning Team »Board, staff, community volunteers –Strategic Planning Budget »Establish budget, identify funding sources –Strategic Planning Facilitator(s) »Identify a facilitator to lead the process –Strategic Planning Partners »Internal board and staff »External community groups/government departments/others

18 Developing the Plan –Mission Core purpose of your organization Presented in a clear, short statement that focuses on attention in one clear direction by stating purpose of the groups uniqueness.

19 Developing the Plan Vision –What is your organizations vision of excellence –Has to be realistic and not something impractical

20 Developing the Plan Values –What are the principles, standards, and actions considered worthwhile in the organization –Includes how people treat each other, how groups conduct business and what is most important to the organization

21 Developing the Plan Strategic Analysis –Environmental Scan gathering of information that concerns the organizations environments analysis and interpretation of this information application of this analyzed information in decision making

22 Developing the Plan Strategic Analysis –SWOT Analysis Strengths –What are some internal positive things about your organization? –What does the community see as your strengths? Weaknesses –What are some weaknesses in organization? –What does the community see as your weaknesses?

23 Developing the Plan Strategic Analysis –SWOT Analysis Opportunities –What are some opportunities in your community or region? –What are some emerging trends? Threats –What are some provincial or national issues facing the organization? –What are some technology issues that face the organization?

24 Strategic Planning Process Developing the Plan (continued) –Goals Identify long-term outcomes to provide focus for the planning process –Strategies Outline how you will achieve your goals –Objectives Identify specific, measurable results produced while implementing strategies.

25 Strategic Planning Process Goals and Objectives Should Be SMARTER –Specific –Measurable –Acceptable –Realistic –Timeframe –Extending –Rewarding

26 Strategic Planning Process Developing the Plan (continued) –Implementation Tasks – assigned to various board and staff responsible for specific items Timelines - established for implementation of the plan for implementation –Funding the plan What is required to fund the goals in the plan

27 Strategic Planning Process Developing the Plan (continued) –Communicating the plan How will you communicate the plan to stakeholders? –Monitoring and evaluation Critical to plans success and credibility Must be built into the plan Critical for continuous improvement –Continuous improvement focuses on improving customer satisfaction through continuous and incremental improvements to processes

28 Strategic Planning Process Exercise 6 Prepare a SWOT analysis as part of the strategic planning process

29 Strategic Planning Process Exercise 7 –Discuss some tools and techniques to be used for strategic planning

30 Strategic Planning Tools & Techniques Appreciative Inquiry –Effective for changing organizational culture –Based on 4-D model Discover, Dream, Design and Destiny Open Space Technology –new method for working effectively with large groups ( participants)

31 Strategic Planning Tools & Techniques Public Consultation –Involve public and stakeholders in your planning process –Achieve public consultation through Interviews Facilitated meetings Open houses Website discussion papers/surveys

32 Strategic Planning Tools & Techniques Public Meeting –Provides opportunity for input for all stakeholders through Open house to review plans, maps, charts Facilitated meeting with presentation on what you plan to do Facilitated meeting on interim and final report

33 Strategic Planning Tools & Techniques –Focus Groups Provides opportunity to address specific issues Provides opportunity for maximum participation Provides maximum information in short period of time

34 Strategic Planning Tools & Techniques Website feedback –Online survey –Online discussion paper to generate comments Surveys –Online survey –Community survey Can be developed and administered locally Can be conducted by firm specializing in surveys Research –Focus groups, surveys (primary) –Literature review (secondary)

35 Strategic Planning Parking Lot Summary Evaluation


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