Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
- Henry Ford
Strategic planning is an endeavor that taps into the passion and purpose of an organization. Keeping this energy flowing in a common direction takes a solid understanding of organizational dynamics. As facilitators we concern ourselves with all the tasks needed to run a productive, impartial meeting while keeping the discussion on track and within time constraints. Our intent is to allow the group to reach an outcome of collective ownership, and provide the guidance needed to take the strategic process to the next level.
Services can include:
Vision and Mission Development
Big ideas bring about big discussions. We have a repertoire of exercises for visioning and mission building. We recognize when the input gets divergent, and steer the conversation toward just what needs to be addressed when reaching for the stars.
External Stakeholder Outreach
Acknowledging the power of your external stakeholders’ opinions and positions is key to keeping your planning process tracking. We specialize our outreach to this group in order to understand the insight and expectations that need consideration in plan development.
Mapping out your competitive strategy is key to the further development of your strategic plan. The map we create with your organization will illustrate the cause-and-effect relationship between organization-wide objectives and outcomes, with an intent of increased profitability or performance.
SMART Goal Construction
The key to the progress of your strategic plan is the writing of goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, responsible person (accountable), and time-bound. We work to ensure these parameters are folded into your goals, which fosters increased effectiveness for reporting progress and reaching the intent of your broader objectives.
Allocation and Prioritization Sessions
Funding affects everything. Without a clear understanding of what will be allocated to the plan, prioritization flounders. Preparations for these sessions are meticulously detailed and material preparation is developed in conjunction with key leadership. The focus of these meetings is to attain and assign priority for the organization to clearly initiate a developed plan.
- Establish an environment for forthright exchanges, yielding optimal input.
- Conduct through concepts that lead to discovery, not a prescribed strategic approach.
- Achieve collective ownership of meeting outcomes.
- Clarity for furthering the organization’s strategic intent.
- Maximization of your time and investment into the strategic planning process.
- Efficient collection and reports of meeting input and captured sentiment.