Lets dive right in and start by actually looking at a few strategic plans.
Step 1: Find and read three plans
Start by finding three strategic plans from public (government) or non-profit organizations. One should ideally be from where you currently work (if you work for govt or non-profit), or an agency where youd like to work in the future. Choose organizations that are truly of interest to you.
Step 2: Analyze & Post Your Answers
What three plans did you review? (describe briefly)
What common elements did you find in most of the plans, such as visions, goals, etc? (briefly). (tip: Worksheet 39 on p. 162 may help you think through common elements).
Based on what you found in the three plans, what is the purpose of strategic planning?
How does it relate to the readings/viewings for this week?
Posting Tips: A posts are generally about 400 500 words, well-developed and analytic, thoroughly grounded in the readings/viewings for the week, and incredibly well organized (subheadings, etc.). This particular DB post may be slightly longer, given the analysis required. A critiques provide feedback for improvement and assess how well the student answered each aspect of the post, rather than good job! or I agree!.