Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development
Strategic planning should be a means not only to produce a strategy, but also to engage and cultivate stakeholders, develop leadership, and generate new energy, commitment and consensus around mission. Its primary product is not a written plan, but strategic thinking within the organization, which is achieved through a process of planning followed by a process of implementation. A well-conceived and managed planning process can be the most effective form of organizational development.
- What benefits to expect from an effective strategic planning process
- How to approach and structure a strategic planning process
- How to get broad buy-in in any organization
- Tools to use for assessing your situation, engaging your constituencies, developing an effective plan, and implementing it