An updated companion to Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Creating and Implementing Your Strategic Plan is a step-by-step guide to strategic planning. This second edition is filled with useful tools, including illustrative examples, detailed questionnaires, and easy-to-understand worksheets. It takes users through every step of creating a tailored strategic plan, from concrete guidelines for brainstorming sessions, to developing show cards, to outlining a workshop equipment checklist.
John M. Bryson is a professor of planning and public affairs in the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis. He consults widely on leadership and strategic planning with public, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations in the United States and abroad. He is the coauthor of Leadership for the Common Good and Visible Thinking: Unlocking Causal Mapping for Practical Business Results.
Farnum Alston is the founder and president of The Crescent Company in San Anselmo, California, an international consulting firm that specializes in assisting public and private clients with strategic business and technology planning. He is a former partner of KPMG Peat Marwick and a former deputy mayor and budget director of San Francisco.
Introduction: The Context and Process of Strategic Change.
THE 10 KEY STEPS IN STRATEGIC PLANNING.
Step 1: Initiate and Agree on a Strategic Planning Process.
Step 2: Clarify Organization Mandates.
Step 3: Identify and Understand Stakeholders: Develop and Refine Mission and Values.
Step 4: Identify Strengths and Weaknesses; Assess Opportunities and Threats.
Step 5: Identify and Frame Strategic Issues.
Step 6: Formulate Strategies to Manage the Issues.
Step 7: Review and Adopt the Strategic Plan.
Step 8: Establish an Effective Organizational Vision for the Future.
Step 9: Develop an Effective Implementation Process.
Step 10: Reassess Strategies and the Strategic Planning Process.
A. Brainstorming Guidelines.
B. Show Card Guidelines.
C. Strategic Planning Workshop Equipment Checklist.
D. Conference Room Setup Checklist.
This workbook provides a clear overview of the the process of implementing a strategic plan. Furthermore, it provides the readers with helpful guidelines for both the creating phase, as well as the implementing phase of the strategic plan. Includes great insights and tips that are sure to help anyone develop and implement a strategic plan.
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