Strategic Planning: Inspiring vision and carrying out a solid plan

After 2014’s sold out session, MiRan Surh, Director of Development at The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh said, “It was one of the best classes I’ve ever had at the Bayer Center!

In 2015, Karen Scuilli (Executive Director of Face2Face Healing) said, “Gary was very knowledgable. I learned a lot! He made this very interactive and engaging the entire time!”

Welcome Gary Stern back from Maine and come and see for yourself at this comprehensive and engaging all-day session.

Strategic Planning: A Must in Turbulent Times
Thursday, March 31 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

An inspiring vision and carrying out a solid plan is vital for any nonprofit,large or small. With everyone’s time at a premium, creating the right strategic planning process makes all the difference. This full-day workshop provides an in-depth introduction to strategic planning and a deep delve into stakeholder engagement: a critical success factor in shaping and implementing successful strategic plans. A fast-paced introductory overview sets the stage for understanding effective strategic planning. Content includes:

  • The key components for a great process and effective plan
  • Guided discussion to zero in on your organization’s aims for strategic planning
  • Options for choosing the right approach for your organization
  • Clarification of roles for board members, staff and consultants
  • An experiential strategic plan “launch” that produces energy and open minds
  • Tips for keeping a plan real and alive over time

Then a deeper dive into stakeholder engagement, including:

  • Meaningful roles for internal stakeholders that build understanding and ownership for the plan
  • How to segment priority external stakeholders to be reached for input
  • How to balance the right mix of affordable research techniques to build relationships and gain critical input
  • Creating a draft core questionnaire for your organization to gain input across all stakeholder groups
  • Case study examples of analysis, reporting and how stakeholder input directly translates a completed strategic plan

Instructor: Gary Stern, Stern Consulting International, Portland, ME
Fee: $125 ($115 if paid online) and includes lunch

Register today!