Tips for Creating a Dialogue in the Strategic Planning Process

We know that strategic planning is a crucial process for all organizations.  Notice the emphasis is placed on the process as opposed to the plan.  Not to minimize the plan: it’s definitely vital to organizations.  However, sometimes the process of creating the plan is just as important.  It’s your opportunity to have rich conversation with stakeholders who are personally and professionally invested in the mission and share ideas about envisioning better outcomes for clients.  Listed below are five quick ideas that are intended as suggestions to be included along with the activities that you already conduct.  These ideas will help ensure that the process of strategic planning is also…well, strategic.