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Responsible for updating and communicating a strategic plan

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They should address what you need to do in the short-term (think 1-3 years) to achieve your strategic objectives.

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Sometimes it is helpful to also include Ecological and Legal trends as well.*To access the worksheets under “Tools & Techniques” please refer to our Strategic Planning Kit for Dummies.Strategic issues are critical unknowns that are driving you to embark on a strategic planning process now.An organization that develops and executes a strategic plan gains significantly from the experience, and starting with a working model and then building a tangible plan can be more successful for your organization than having no plan at all.Over the life of your strategic plan, you may discover that some of the underlying assumptions of your strategy are flawed or incomplete.Long-Term Strategic Objectives are long-term, broad, continuous statements that holistically address all areas of your organization. You want to set goals that convert the strategic objectives into specific performance targets.

Effective goals clearly state what, when, how, and who, and they are specifically measurable.

On average, this process can take between three and four months.

However no one organization is alike and you may decide to fast track your process or slow it down.

Whatever your situation, just be prepared to let go and switch strategies as necessary.

Corrective action needs to be taken quickly to compensate for the dynamic business environment most organizations operate within.

1-2 weeks (1 hr meeting with Owner/CEO, Strategy Director and Facilitator (if necessary) to discuss information collected and direction for the continued strategic planning.) Who is going to be on your strategic planning team?