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Strategic Planning: Setting The Right Course For Your Agency
Strategic planning is a tool that is frequently used in organizations; however, often times these plans, though well developed, end up sitting on a shelf collecting dust rather than serving as the catalyst for organizational change. This course will explain each of the components needed for a successful plan (e.g., SWOT analysis, mission, vision, values, goals, guiding principles), describe the process for developing the plan, explain how to select the right employees to serve on the committee, and discuss the benefits of using an outside facilitator assist with the project. Participants will learn about the importance of team building and group process, the decision-making styles that are most conducive to successful interaction, and how to obtain buy-in from all levels of the organization. We will also review the strategies and techniques that can be used to maintain motivation for the plan, discuss the importance of on-going goal assessment, and discuss how the plan is related to the production of an annual report.