Strategic planning is the backbone of a successful business or non-profit organization, big or small. Much like planning your route and destination for a road trip, choosing where you want your organization to go and creating a plan to get there is fundamental to your success. Without a strategic plan you will constantly find yourself forced into “reactive” mode, fighting fires instead of moving along the path to achieving your ambitions.
The seminar will provide you with tools to lead strategic planning in your small business or non-profit:
- Develop a compelling mission that motivates you, your team and your customers (without worrying about being word-perfect)
- Evaluate & assess changes in the market and economy in a way that’s meaningful for your business planning;
- Evaluate and assess your internal strengths & weaknesses objectively;
- Use the internal & external analysis to form strategies that will guide your growth, towards triple-bottom-line goals;
- Lead team-based action planning so that everyone takes accountability for their tasks.
You’ll also get a package of handouts to use to guide strategic planning for your company or organization.
This workshop serves as an introduction to the Directis model for strategic planning. We are happy to have a follow-up chat with any attendees who would like to know more about putting this model to work in their organization. Contact us in advance of registering if you’d like to ask some questions or get access to discounts for your registration!
Who Should Attend?
- Executive Directors, key managers and Board members of non-profits (Non-Profit workshops address the non-profit’s planning needs directly, not just as an offshoot of for-profit planning).
- Business owners and key managers in owner-operated businesses with up to $2million in revenues and 5+ employees.
We recommend that organizations bring several people to the workshop. This lets you discuss the ideas and tools with somebody else who knows your organization, and it also means you’ll have shared understanding about strategic planning when you begin to put the tools to work back at the office.