Strategic planning at a college or university is difficult work. Institutions are large, complex, and highly decentralized environments. Most institutions tackle strategic planning reluctantly and without meaningfully seeking input and commitment from key stakeholders, which unfortunately leads to plans that are disconnected from budgets as well as plans that don’t get implemented.
Join two leading experts in strategic planning to learn proven techniques necessary to design, organize, and implement a strategic plan that can be successfully and efficiently applied in almost any campus environment. You will also receive a substantial workbook to guide your learning at the event.
Because of the interactive nature of this program, participation is limited to only 50 registrants.
Bring Your Strategic Planning Team
Ultimately, aligning plans, people, and resources is about working collaboratively across departments and divisions. This program will give you the tools and techniques you need to do this in a meaningful way. Our focus is more than creating a beautiful strategic plan; it’s about the hard work of implementation to move your institution forward.
We recommend bringing a team that includes provosts, chief financial officers, chief planning officers, and other cabinet level officials who are charged with stewarding institution-wide planning processes. Given their roles in championing the process, we encourage presidents to attend as part of their larger planning team.
Strategic Planning Guidebook – Included in Your Registration
Given the focus on tactics and techniques that you can use immediately back on campus, we are including an copy of Collaborative Strategic Planning in Higher Education with your registration.
Written by nationally-renowned planning expert and program facilitator, Patrick Sanaghan, this book offers a hands-on guide to facilitating your strategic planning process with a highly credible, internal planning task force. The book is packed with meeting activities and designs that show you how to facilitate difficult and complex conversations and meaningfully engage large numbers of the campus community efficiently.