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Strategic Planning for Public Administrators


Strategic planning can be a powerful tool for organizations to make major decisions about their future activities. This workshop helps you strengthen your skills using strategic planning as a reliable management tool. Analyze a model to achieve a critical level of strategic thinking in your team, apply these tools to your own work, and identify next steps in developing an effective strategic plan.


It is more important than ever for public managers to become strategic thinkers. This workshop presents a model for achieving a critical level of strategic thinking in your team.

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the strategic planning process and its essential components
  • Identify the levels of thinking/planning/acting in organizations - and assess your own effectiveness at using the right mix of planning
  • Demonstrate key elements of the strategic planning process: assessing the present reality, conducting an environmental scan, developing a vision of the future, defining key governing organizational values/beliefs, identifying strategic issues, developing action goals/plans, developing operational plans, and monitoring and revising the plan
  • Identify common obstacles to effectively operationalizing a strategic plan

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This program can be applied toward the:

Wed., Sept. 16
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Jeff Russell , Co-Director, Russell Consulting Inc., Madison, Wisconsin
$150: Register by Wed., Sept. 2
$165: Register on or after Thu., Sept. 3 Discount Available
CEUs: 0.6
Enrollment Limit: 20
Program No. 7310-8381
Registration Deadline: Wed., Sept. 16
Register Now
For more information, contact:
Shirley J. Burks (Bufford), Program Director,, 414-227-3157


Public Admin. Summer 2015
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