SOLD OUT - Operational Planning Boot Camp

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Develop your annual operational plan alongside a not-for-profit expert

Have you completed your organization’s strategic plan and are now looking at how to plan out the details? It’s time to create your organization’s operational plan.

Two Vantage Point experts will facilitate this full-day session and provide an overview of the operational planning process.

Bring along your current strategic plan and get in-session time to develop your operational plan with the support of our facilitators. You will also get a chance to review several examples of a strong operational plan to guide your organization’s plan.

Workshop Benefits

Through this boot camp you will:

  • Identify key strategies and activities your organization needs to complete over the coming year to achieve the priorities in your strategic plan
  • Identify the skills, expertise and resources required for your organization to succeed
  • Learn how to boost organizational capacity by incorporating volunteer positions into your operational plan
  • Establish indicators of success and metrics to track your progress

You will be provided with:

  • a selection of operational planning templates
  • supporting resources

Our experts will circulate to provide one-on-one guidance and share key questions and insights with the group.

We ask that you bring a laptop and a copy of your organization’s strategic plan.

Is this session right for me?

This full-day session is ideal for not-for-profit leaders that:

  • Have a current strategic plan, including a clear vision, mission, and strategic priorities or goals for their organization
  • Are looking for guidance and support on developing or refining their operational plan

Lunch included in registration fee.

Note: This Bootcamp is not intended to examine, review, or update your organization’s strategic plan.

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Date: July 11, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Vantage Point Office
1183 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5
City of
Vancouver Bursary


Mark Friesen

Mark Friesen, Consulting Manager, Vantage Point

Mark Friesen came to Vantage Point after 14 years working and volunteering in the not-for-profit sector. Before returning to school to pursue a Masters’ of Urban Studies, he served as an association founder, executive director, and has led fundraising, strategic planning and program development efforts in the sport sector. Mark is most excited about the possibilities for citizen engagement through the voluntary sector, researching ways to include diverse interests and perspectives in decision-making. An experienced facilitator and dialogue convener, Mark recently coordinated 100 conversations on the BC economy with SFU Public Square.


Andrew Waters

Andrew Waters is a facilitator at Vantage Point

Originally from the UK, Andrew moved to North Vancouver in 2010 and has been there ever since, currently residing in leafy Lynn Valley. With a professional background predominantly in finance and central support functions, Andrew has extensive experience in strategic and operational planning, process improvement, and analytics and has performed these functions within public, private and non-profit organizations such as WorkSafeBC, Shaw Communications, Lloyds Register, Seaspan ULC and ICBC. Andrew also completed an MBA at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, specializing in consulting and strategic management. In his spare time, Andrew tries to spend as much time outside as possible, he is an avid hiker and beginner triathlete currently training for the Lake Taupo Half-Ironman in December 2019.

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