Planning Exercises

10 Best Planning Practices

1. Plan continuously.
2. Transition from the previous plan.
3. Set a solid foundation.
4. Begin with the end in mind.
5. Turn the mirror outward.
6. Be bold.
7. Do your part to make your plan successful.
8. Make sure the plan is actionable and gets off to a good start.
9. Make strategic thinking central to decision-making.
10. Communicate thoroughly and often.

Planning Exercises

Here are some of our favorite and most effective planning exercises. Feel free to download and use as needed.

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PE Tool #1 Appreciative Inquiry

PE Tool #2 Decision Making Methods

PE Tool #3 Open Space Technology

PE Tool #4 Reconstitution Exercise

PE Tool #5 Sample Ground Rules

PE Tool #6 Strategic Thinking Session Format

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