Presentation on theme: "E NVIRONMENTAL S CANNING A T THE L OCAL L EVEL. I NTRO TO S CANNING First and foremost… this is not a new thing! Evaluating (scanning) is a critical step."— Presentation transcript:
I NTRO TO S CANNING First and foremost… this is not a new thing! Evaluating (scanning) is a critical step in the planning cycle The WB does this as part of our biennial planning cycle If we don’t do it first, we will be forced to later as crises arise
I NTRO TO S CANNING A process for identifying & assessing factors that are shaping our environment Helps understand how changing world can impact committee’s ability to realize its vision Data provides insight to challenges/opportunities a committee will face, and resulting strategies
B ASIC S CANNING P ROCESS Identify trends & issues in the internal & external environments ID sources of information used for these trends and issues to confirm their validity. Consider implications of trends for ASC/RSC actions, or “What might we do?” In response to the external environment In considering our internal environment Use this as a part of the foundation for planning the next cycle (next year)
A S CANNING E XERCISE Trend/Issue: Decrease in group contributions to the ASC Internal or External: ??? Supporting data: 12 months of treasurer’s reports confirm the downward trend Implications for committee actions; what might we do?
G ROUP E XERCISE 1. Lack of Trusted Servants 2. Smoking law changes 3. Groups report influx of Court Card attendees Internal or External issue? What might be supporting data What actions might be considered? Use Post-its Trend/Issue Your Task
F INAL T HOUGHTS Again… this is not a new thing! A critical step in the planning cycle If we don’t do it, we will be forced to do it as crises arise Messy at first… give yourself a break! More resources soon