Strategic planning can be a powerful tool for organizations to make major decisions about their future activities. This workshop helps you strengthen your skills in using strategic planning as a reliable management tool.
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. Apply these tools to your own department, and identify next steps in developing an effective strategic plan.
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