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Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is a comprehensive and systematic methodology and tool designed to help agencies assess the current state and to nimbly respond appropriately to changes.

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Learn to Effectively Plan at a Strategic Level

With a focus on a transparent future state, our
Strategic Planning course seeks to increase effectiveness and develop understanding and consensus on strategies and objectives for achieving short and long-term goals.

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Create clearly-defined mission and vision statements, organizational values, environmental analysis framework, and end outcome goals and with strategies to meet organizational objectives

Align your program mission and performance measures for greater results and the ability to prioritize and resource effectively.

Identify the strategic elements and key lessons learned for building results-oriented programs

Conduct an organizational readiness assessment to target barriers to change

Course Agenda

Module 1- Connect Strategic Planning and Organizational Results
  • Discover why traditional strategic planning processes often fall short of delivering results
  • Identify the characteristics and requirements of successful strategic plans, planning processes, and implementation
  • Receive updates on the latest government performance mandates
Module 2- Connect Strategic Planning and Organizational Results
  • Establish clear linkages to provide a visible chain of evidence to current agency value
  • Measure the importance and relative impact of agency strategies
  • Clearly communicate agency priorities and goals to all stakeholders
Module 3- Design and Evaluate Strategic Framework for enhanced Goal Achievement
  • Assess Stakeholder Involvement
  • Use a variety of environmental analysis techniques to analyze internal and external factors
  • Solicit stakeholder input for your strategic planning process
  • Identify all parties impacted by adopting new strategies and define a way to engage stakeholders
Module 4- Develop Results-Oriented Outcomes to Understand Your Program’s Mission
  • Identify long-term goals
  • Align goals to mission and customer values
  • Measure the importance and relative impact of agency outcomes
Module 5- Design Outcome-Focused Strategies
  • Develop results-oriented strategies and objectives to achieve outcomes
  • Identify effective, efficient strategies aligned to achieve outcomes
  • Create intermediate outcomes for tracking near-term progress.
Module 6-Align Program Activities and Resources
  • Evaluate program activities based on strategic objectives
  • Allocate resources based on outcome goals
  • Eliminate barriers that must be overcome to achieve outcome goals
Module 7- Implement and Manage Strategic Plans
  • Conduct an organizational readiness assessment to target barriers to change
  • Define a role for and appoint an external performance advisory panel
  • Appoint initiative owners to keep strategic initiatives on track

Why Learn With The Performance Institute?

Subject Matter Experts
We provide cutting-edge expertise in the design, implementation, and evaluation of strategies to solve operational challenges and enhance individual, managerial and organizational performance.
Proved Methodology
The Certified Government Performance Manager (CGPM) program helps organizations build strategy and performance management competencies across all levels of government.
CPE/ NASBA Accredited
Performance Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
Course Instructor

Heather Bray


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What is The Performance Institute?

The Performance Institute is a nonpartisan, private think tank seeking to improve public and private sector performance through the principles of transparency, accountability, performance and engagement. We provide CPE and NASBA accredited trainings and certifications in performance-related areas, such as benchmarking, strategic planning, and emotional intelligence.