A leader who moves by guess-work, without practical, definite plans, is comparable to a ship without a rudder. Sooner or later he will land on the rocks.”
The DIY Strategic Planning Toolkit is a self-paced program that guides you through the development of a Strategic Plan to achieve your goals for the next three to five years. It is for you if you are looking for a professional plan without having to pay thousands for a facilitator, or for training your Board/Committee in setting up a Strategic Plan. The system also allows for much of the foot work to be delegated, so that the Board is well informed and prepared to plan for the next 3-5 years.
The Strategic Planning DIY Toolkit is a flexible approaching to designing your priorities for the next three to five years. It takes you through:
Once you’ve got your Strategic Plan nailed, you have the map on which to navigate your budget forecast, human and resource planning, marketing and succession plans, to name but a few.
This program was designed by Pat Grosse, founder of The Community Entrepreneur. Pat was first introduced to strategic thinking whilst working in a role that involved monitoring European Union policy developments and identifying opportunities to promote new initiatives coming from these strategic documents (usually leading to multi-millions in funding opportunities). After a small stint working in a regional secretariat, Pat relocated to Australia and was employed by a Government entity, where she keenly read Strategic Plans and Policy Documents to anticipate opportunities to work with community service providers to make best use of the implementation measures coming from them.
Since 2010, Pat has helped not-for-profits and business owners to develop their strategic plans. She has trained centres to run their own strategic planning process, leading to the development of this resource.
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Are you keen to step up to a new level of thinking? To think outside the box and to develop a mindset that enables you to overcome challenges and position your organisation for greater success? This is a six or twelve month program where we work with you to focus on what’s important, develop your entrepreneurial mindset and harness opportunities to get outstanding results for your organisation.
Here are a couple of examples from people that have used our strategic planning system.