We've all sat through the "snoozer", the "could have sent an email" meeting, the "no agenda" meeting, and of course the "ambitious agenda" meeting.
Whether you are facilitating a meeting or a strategic planning session, the principles of good facilitation never change. With thoughtful goal setting, purposeful planning and delivery methods; team collaboration, and measurable follow up goals, you can transform your "strategic planning" into a meaningful and action-oriented session.
This one-day workshop unpacks the complexities around organising and facilitating strategic and business planning sessions.
Often our plans become beautifully written documents that sit on a shelf, rather than becoming a living action plan for the team – or if they are implemented, there is difficulty in gaining buy-in and commitment to following through.
What is the purpose of a strategic planning workshop?
Strategic workshops are meetings that are designed to encourage a group of key people in your organisation to contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation in a relaxed and 'safe' environment.
How to run a strategic planning meeting
Define the purpose and goals of the meeting – an obvious first step
Invite the right people
Develop an agenda
Conduct a swot analysis
Set long-term goals
Develop your strategy roadmap
Use visual aids and brainstorming tools
Keys to strategic planning success
Concept and components of a strategic plan
Strategic planning methodology
Pitfalls in strategic planning
The facilitator and facilitation techniques
The 5 P’s of preparation
On completion of the course, participants will learn and understand:
Your role in facilitating strategy;
Common team pitfalls and how to avoid them;
The importance of buy-in and assessment;
How to lead your team through mission creation, setting measurable targets, deciding priorities and deliverables;
How to make use of guiding principles for effective strategic planning sessions;
Critical success factors and barriers in strategic planning;
The Important steps in the strategic planning process.