Strategic Planning Resources

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.

Strategic Planning Tools & Templates

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

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Strategy Tool #1 Appreciative Inquiry
Strategy Tool #2 Decision Making Methods
Strategy Tool #3 Open Space Technology
Strategy Tool #4 Reconstitution Exercise
Strategy Tool #5 Sample Ground Rules
Strategy Tool #6 Strategic Thinking Session Format
Strategy Tool #7 Visioning
Strategy Tool #8 Chartering the Project Team
Strategy Tool #9 Core Values Exercise
Strategy Tool #10 Goal-Setting Worksheet
Strategy Tool #11 Initiative Drafting Template
Strategy Tool #12 Implementation Grid
Strategy Tool #13 Strategy Crafting Template
Strategy Tool #14 Strategy Crafting Template
Strategy Tool #15 Strategic Planning Assessment Tool

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