The Strategic Planning Program is a free opportunity to learn about facilitating the strategic planning process for your Business Improvement Area (BIA)

Strategic planning should be embedded into the regular operation of any organization. It helps organizations make sound decisions to guide their activities over time. Training your volunteers to undertake strategic planning will build expertise required to embed those processes, and longer-term ownership and commitment to implementing the plan. This training will help BIAs improve their organizational effectiveness, strengthen the leadership skills of their volunteers, and build a network of volunteers and leaders to support each other.

Session 1 —January 7, 2020 Stage 1: Introduction to strategic planning, community economic development for BIAs

Session 2 —January 28, 2020 Stage 2: Develop vision and mission

Session 3 —February 18, 2020 Stage 3: Collect and analyze information Stage 4: Develop goals

Session 4 —March 16, 2020* Stage 4: Performance measures & action plans Stage 5: Implement and monitor
*Date to be confirmed

Each session will be delivered by webinar (access to a phone and computer are required). The sessions will take place on Tuesday mornings or evenings and will be approximately 90min in length, plus homework. Timing of all sessions to be confirmed by participants, and delivered by webinar.

Please note: The deadline to register is Friday, December 6, 2019.

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