Strategic Planning – Issue Based and Directed

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Giving DuPage has partnered with the NIU Civic Leadership Academy to offer classes covering relevant nonprofit governance topics, taught by world-class educators from NIU!

This workshop will be hosted in two parts with the morning session focused on the impact of strategic planning on local government, nonprofits, and corporate industry, and local businesses.  Strategic planning is participatory and necessary for organizations as a means of determining their path ahead. The strategic and focused use of a plan can result in success in executing operational plans to drive economic and community development. Organizations engaged in planning are considered to be forward thinking, identifying future challenges while creatively solving problems when looking at the organization as a whole.

Afternoon discussion will center on the differences between sectors’ strategic plans and how an individual’s role and job plays a crucial part in making a functional and successful plan.  Individuals will learn how to be an effective participant in the planning process.  Register for this workshop and participate in hands-on activities with scenario planning and a sector-driven exercise.

Objectives

  • Understand different strategic planning approaches and techniques and their attendant advantages and disadvantages
  • Gain understanding of the importance of strategic plan implementation and follow-up through best practice applications
  • Learn how strategic planning fits into other organizational functions, such as budgeting and accountability

For more information and to REGISTER, visit: NIU Civic Leadership Academy

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