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Facilitating Strategic Planning Sessions

Description

FACILITATING STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSIONS

1 Day Workshop

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

Workshop Outline

  • 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
  • Learning outcomes

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.

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On-Site Workshops

  • All workshops are offered in-house at your offices to a minimum of 5 delegates
  • You provide the venue and refreshments, Front Foot supply all the workshop material

 Remote Workshops

  • All workshops are offered remotely to a minimum of 5 delegates
  • Front Foot supply all the electronic workshop material

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