How To Write Your Own Strategic Plan
Your Expenditure For Hiring A Consultant To Do A Strategic Plan: $25,000 to $100,000!
Your Investment In Learning How To Do It Yourself: $2800 (You do not need a PayPal account. Simply follow the prompts to use your credit card on our payment portal.)
Question: What Is A Strategic Plan?
Answer 1: Short-Sighted Interpretation: A Strategic Plan is a document that we write (or we get someone else to write for us because we are really, really busy) that lists the projects we want to do for the next few months. It's just a lot more work.
Answer 2: Leadership Interpretation: A Strategic Plan is one physical representation of a comprehensive, inclusive, integrated process within an organizational culture which solicits and captures diverse ideas and expectations and establishes common commitments to outcomes and success indicators for what the jurisdiction wants us to do for them and in which they are willing to invest. It is not "more work" for true leaders. It is THE work of true leaders.
This online, live course sets forth the principles of effective strategic planning, why you shouldn't hire outsiders to write your strategic plan, what strategic planning is - and what it isn't. Who should be involved? What's the difference in the annual "wish list" and strategic objectives? How do we make strategic planning a way of doing business rather than a one-time event? Learn the importance of statistically-valid community research as a basis for true Strategic Planning; How to create meaningful Long-Range Objectives and Success Measures and how to put it all together.
This interactive course is limited to not more than 20 agencies at a time. That allows for maximum attention on the quality of everyone's work products. During Sessions 3 and 4 we will be joined by a Leadership Panel comprised of experienced professionals who will provide critiques and recommendations to course participants.
Join me with other members of your team to gain insight into how to be successful in one of the most consistently-overlooked and misunderstood opportunities in your industry.
There are four sessions of 6 hours each. The sessions are conducted with sufficient time between them to allow participants time to craft their work products.
Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion for 36 hours of online training.
Session 1 (6 hours) Date: September 3, 2021 Time: 0830 - 1430 hours - MOUNTAIN TIME
Topics To Be Covered: Principles of Strategic Planning; Definitions of Plan, Policies, Procedures; Foundational Logic of Planning; Structure of An Effective Strategic Plan; Developing An Effective Mission and Vision; Integrating Job Descriptions, Task Lists, Performance Evaluations, Policies, Procedures, Decisions and Budget With Strategic Objectives and Success Measures; Public Policing Policy: Chart of Organization for the Strategic Planning Process
Homework: Collect and summarize current and anticipated local demographics, economic development department input on likely changes; calls for service by income and other demographic indicators. The Instructor will be available for additional assistance during this time.
Session 2 (6 hours) Date: October 1, 2021 - Time: 0830 - 1430 hours - MOUNTAIN TIME
Topics To Be Covered: Demographic research presentations; Ideal Chart of Organization; Principles of Organizational Structuring; Measuring Relevant Outcomes;
Homework: form Community Strategic Planning Advisory Group and conduct at least one workshop on what they expect (Role of Law Enforcement, Values, etc.); Prepare Powerpoint™ slide presentation of your proposed Strategic Plan in preparation for Sessions 3 and 4. The Instructor will be available for additional assistance during this time.
Session 3 (6 hours) Date: November 4 , 2021 - Time: 0830 - 1430 hours - MOUNTAIN TIME - First Half Of Course Participants: November 5 – All participants must be present for both Session 3 and Session 4. Presentations and Critiques of Strategic Plans and Planning Cycle Calendars To Leadership Panel and other Participants; a recording of your presentation and observer critiques will be available.
Session 4 (6 hours) Date: November 5, 2021 - Time: 0830 - 1430 hours - MOUNTAIN TIME - Second Half Of Course Participants: All participants must be present for both Session 3 and Session 4. Presentations of Strategic Plans and Planning Cycle Calendars To Leadership Panel and other Participants; a recording of your presentation and observer critiques will be available.