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Creating Your Strategic Plan A Workbook for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

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ISBN-10: 047040535X

ISBN-13: 9780470405352

Edition: 3rd 2011

Authors: John M. Bryson, Farnum K. Alston

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Creating and Implementing Your Strategic Plan is the companion workbook to Bryson's landmark book, Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, a step-by-step guide to putting strategic planning into effect. Using revised, easy-to-understand worksheets, the authors provide clear instructions for creating a strategic plan tailored to the needs of the individual organization. With more material on stakeholder analysis, visioning, strategic issue identification, and implementation, this new edition is the best resource for taking leaders, managers, and students through every step of the strategic planning process.
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgments
The Authors
An Overview
Introduction
The Context and Process of Strategic Change
Readiness Assessment Worksheets
Interviewing People About the Proposed Strategic Planning Process
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Challenges (or Threats)
Barriers to Strategic Planning
Expected Costs of Strategic Planning
Expected Benefi ts of Strategic Planning
Thinking Strategically About Strategic Planning
Should We Proceed with the Strategic Planning Process?
Creating And Implementing Strategic Planning: Ten Key Steps
Initiate and Agree on a Strategic Planning Process
Worksheets
Plan the Planning Effort
Strategic Planning Team Membership, Roles and Responsibilities, Reporting Relationships, Tasks, and Competencies
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Summary
Meeting Evaluation
Designing Learning Forums
Strategic Planning Process Communications Plan
Creating an Elevator Speech
Clarify Organizational Mandates
Worksheets
Initial Compilation of Mandates
Background for Group Discussion of Mandates
Identify and Understand Stakeholders, Develop and Refine Mission and Values, and Consider Developing a Vision Sketch
Worksheets
Stakeholder Identifi cation
External Stakeholder Analysis
Internal Stakeholder Analysis
Power Versus Interest Grid
Key External Stakeholder Engagement
Key Internal Stakeholder Engagement
Mission Statement
Values Statement
Vision Sketch
Assess the Environment to Identify Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Challenges
Worksheets
Internal Strengths
Internal Weaknesses
External Opportunities
External Challenges (or Threats)
Competencies, Distinctive Competencies, and Distinctive Assets
Identify and Frame Strategic Issues
Worksheets
Individual Strategic Issue Identifi cation
Operational Versus Strategic Issues
Master List of Key Strategic Issues
Master Strategic Issue Statement
Formulate Strategies to Manage the Issues
Worksheets
Some Key Questions for Identifying Strategies
Strategy Statement
Criteria for Evaluating Suggested Strategies
Checklist for Contents of the Strategic Plan
Review and Adopt the Strategic Plan
Worksheets
Plan Review and Adoption Process
Plan Evaluation
Establish an Effective Organizational Vision for the Future
Worksheet
Vision of Success
Develop an Effective Implementation Process
Worksheets
Evaluating Priorities for Existing Strategies, Programs, Products, Services, and Projects
Evaluating Priorities for Proposed New Strategies, Programs, Products, Services, and Projects
Prioritizing Strategies, Programs, Products, Services, and Projects
Creating Implementation Recommendation and Action Teams (I-Teams)
Action Planning
Microsoft Project Schedule Template
Strategy/Action Status Report Form
Reassess Strategies and the Strategic Planning Process
Worksheets
Improving Existing Strategies
Improving the Strategic Planning Process
Resources
Model Readiness Assessment Questionnaire
Brainstorming Guidelines
Snow Card Guidelines
Strategic Planning Workshop Equipment Checklist
Conference Room Setup Checklist
Model External Stakeholder (or Customer) Questionnaire
Model Internal Evaluation Questionnaire
Analyzing and Reporting Results of Internal and External Surveys
Glossary
Bibliography.