Learn a model to achieve a critical level of strategic thinking in all employees. Apply the tools to your own agency and identify next steps in creating strategic thinkers on your team. Goals of this session are to assist you in understanding the importance and process of strategic planning, how it differs from strategic thinking, and how to initiate a strategic planning process in your organization.
• Discuss the fallacies of strategic planning and what actually works to enable organizational sustainability over time.
• Describe what strategic planning is, the key components of a plan, and the role that strategic planning plays in enabling long-term organizational success.
• Explore how strategic thinking is different from strategic planning and why strategic thinking may be more critical to sustainability than strategic planning.
• Identify the characteristics that enable someone to be a strategic thinker.