Strategic Planning ABCs - Alignment, Board Engagement, Clarity
A strategic plan provides high-level direction and ensures effective board governance for an organization.
Learn why having a strategic plan is important to your organization and how this can be achieved.
This workshop focuses on the importance of a strategic plan and outlines its components.
Date & Tme: December 4, 2018 l 5:00pm-8:30pm
Location: 1183 Melville Street, Downtown Vancouver
Cost: Member - $95, Non-Member - $110
- Participants with a current strategic plan will be able to evaluate the strengths of what they currently have in place and how to evolve it further.
- Participants new to strategic planning will be able to start the preparation and development of a strategic plan for their organization.
By the end of this session you will be able to:
- Define the role of the board and the role of management in preparing for and developing a strategic plan
- Evaluate the differences between a strategic plan and an operational plan
- Outline different types of environmental scans and their role in effective preparation for strategic planning
- Decribe the five components of a strategic plan for your organization: Vision, mission, success, strategic goals and values
The Importance of a Strategic Plan in Aligning People to Mission
- To provide high-level, future-looking direction for everyone in the organization
- To align ALL of the people in the organization (board, staff and knowledge philanthropists) to the mission of the organization
The Leadership Ladder
- The big picture – these are all the levels involved in aligning people to mission
- Examine which parts are board-led and which are staff-led
- Some of these are part of the strategic plan, some part of the operational plan
Now City of Vancouver
A dedicated not for profit leader, Christoph brings extensive experience working in many areas of the field. As a fundraiser he has led several development programs and worked in major gifts, and as a search consultant he has worked hands-on with Boards and charity leadership advising them on their needs. Overall, Christoph brings over 17 years’ experience in not for profit fundraising and leadership roles. For the past seven and a half years with KCI, Christoph has led KCI’s western searches, working with over 80 executive search clients in a variety of sectors. Previously, Christoph spent nearly a dozen years in leadership roles with both post-secondary education and health/social service organizations. At UBC, Christoph served for three years as the Director of Development at the Faculty of Forestry, and five years in major gifts fundraising roles for UBC’s Faculty of Arts and the Sauder School of Business. Prior to UBC, Christoph was Director of Development at the BC Paraplegic Association, and his earlier professional experience includes working with the United Way of the Lower Mainland and with the Indian Affairs & Northern Development Department of the Government of Canada. Christoph holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Communications) from SFU and an M.Ed. (Sociology of Education) from UBC. His professional education and activities include various AFP, CCAE, CASE, and CAGP conferences and courses. As a volunteer, Christoph is on the AFP Vancouver Board, and has been engaged in the community through Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports, the Immigrant Services Society, and several roles at CJSF Radio, SFU’s campus-community radio station.