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Strategic planning at a planning day

In small community organisations strategic planning is often done at a Planning Day.


This is a suggested Agenda for the Planning Day to be held on .......

Introductions and expectations

Everyone given the opportunity to name: What are you wanting from the day? What do you think are the most important issues to work on?

Story so far

An opportunity to review highlights of the past 3 to 5 years

The picture now

An overview of current services and structures
Major issues facing each program or service

Issues and challenges

Identifying and exploring the major issues and challenges:

For each program or service (including management and administration)
For the organisation as a whole (including management and administration)

Action plan for issues and challenges

What needs to be achieved? By when?
Who has to do what when to make it happen?
If issues can't be resolved at the meeting what is to be the process for how they are to be resolved?



The Planning Day will be facilitated by ......... It is anticipated that all the major issues and challenges will be able to be named before lunch. So the time after lunch will be spent working on exploring the issues and challenges and developing some action plans to deal with them.

The processes at the planning day will include individual work, small group discussions and large group discussions so that everyone is able to participate on an equal footing.