Strategic planning helps NAs and Chapters to do the longer-term planning for their work and activities beyond the shorter-term planning of programmes and annual work plans.
A recipe for successful strategic planning includes future dreams and visions, as well as a hint of realism. When mixed well and planned with a group of key volunteers, the result is an ambitious but realistic strategic plan for the next three years.
Our Strategic Planning Package, which can be downloaded below, identifies five key elements of a strategic planning workshop: Dream, Assess, Understand, Create Plan and Follow Up.
A strategic planning team might consist of board members, other key volunteers or alumni advisors like former Board Presidents.
Download the Strategic Planning Package