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  Strategic Planning ... : Articles : Strategic Planning: Quality Improvement : UW-Madison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Strategic planning is a structured approach to anticipating the future and "exploiting the inevitable." The strategic plan should chart the broad course for the entire institution for the next five years.
Strategic planning, particularly the model in Figure 1.1 which has been used in a variety of departments, offices, and colleges on the UW-Madison campus, relies on information from internal and external stakeholders regarding their needs, expectations and requirements as the foundation for planning.
Strategic planning is a process of identifying some common directions for the department, division, school or college based on needs of the external and internal stakeholders.
www.wisc.edu /improve/strplan/struniv.html   (5729 words)

  
 Strategic Planning
Strategic planning should also be conducted at least once a year in order to be ready for the coming fiscal year (the financial management of an organization is usually based on a year-to-year, or fiscal year, basis).
In this case, strategic planning should be conducted in time to identify the organizational goals to be achieved at least over the coming fiscal year, resources needed to achieve those goals, and funded needed to obtain the resources.
Strategic planning can be exhilarating when coming up with new visions and missions and values, talking about long-standing issues in the workplace and coming up with new and exciting opportunities.
www.adventuresinsuccess.com /strategic_planning.htm   (4605 words)

  
 Strategic Planning
In the general framework of strategic planning, we are presenting a model adapted to the characteristics and features of distance education.
Strategic planning is based on a theory and a preparation for the future separate from long-term planning (McCune, 1986).
The proposed process of strategic planning begins with a period of exploration and discussion between institutions regarding the validity and necessity of the exercise.
www.westga.edu /~distance/Hache12.html   (7000 words)

  
 Strategic Planning. ERIC Digest
Its twenty-five-person planning team included two board members, the superintendent and his six-person cabinet, nine parents (including four business people), two teachers, two principals, one support staff, and the presidents of the teacher association and citizen advisory group.
Cook asserts that the planning team should consist of one-third to one-half administrators, with its remaining members drawn from a broad section of the school community.
These are the times to check the plan against what the district is actually doing and to make adjustments in either the plan or in how the plan is or is not being followed.
www.ericdigests.org /pre-9213/planning.htm   (1373 words)

  
 NOAA Strategic Planning Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This plan has resulted from the efforts of NOAA employees working to implement the goals of the 2003-2008 NOAA Strategic Plan to reflect recent external events, changes to NOAA’s operations, and advice from stakeholders.
This version of the plan is the result of over nine months of data collection and evaluation.
Strategic planning at NOAA is an ongoing effort that works best when those who benefit from the activities of the agency and those who provide NOAA products and services are able to contribute to the process.
www.spo.noaa.gov   (276 words)

  
 ARC | Strategic Planning
Strategic planning is a creative, practical planning process for community change.
There is no one "cookie-cutter" strategic planning process that has worked for all communities and community groups.
Different groups, including community-based and multi-county strategic planning organizations, have successfully used a variety of processes.
www.arc.gov /index.do?nodeId=48   (106 words)

  
 Strategic Planning - Applix TM1 Software
Planning and budgeting aligns the activities of departments and units within the organization.
Part of the process of planning is aligning your budgeting and forecasting.
This TM1 module provides control to the planning process by allowing plan managers to assign responsibility for portions of the plan, enabling contributors to submit their numbers, and empowering reviewers to accept or reject plans.
www.applix.com /solutions/strategicplanning.asp   (563 words)

  
 Strategic Planning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Strategic plans are required by the Government Performance and Results Act.
Strategic planning at the Department of Education provides a disciplined approach for focusing the talents, energies, and resources of the Department on achieving its mission, delivering on the promises of the
The Strategic Plan is implemented through Annual Performance Budgets that associate budget amounts for Department programs with the key goals of the Department's Strategic Plan.
www.ed.gov /about/offices/list/opepd/sas/strat-plan.html   (183 words)

  
 Strategic Planning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Strategic Planning brings over 25 years of experience to the political arena.
Strategic Planning's President, Michael (Mike D.) Dawidziak has served personally as a consultant to George Bush's 1988 and 1992 Presidential Campaigns, The Republican National Committee, and many other campaigns for all levels of elected office.
Strategic Planning, as a company, has served as a vendor on numerous races for President, Governor, U. Senate, U. Congress, State Houses and all levels of Government in all 50 states.
www.strategic-planning.com   (157 words)

  
 Chapter3-Strategic Planning
The Strategic Plan is to "cover a period of not less than 5 years forward from the fiscal year in which it was submitted." Updated Strategic Plans must be submitted every 3 years.
The implementation planning process produces annual budget formulation guidance and performance plans to achieve the goals and objectives identified during the Strategic Planning process.
Following presentation to and concurrence with the Functional Leadership Plans by the Senior Management Council and approval by the Administrator, decision and guidance are to be documented for inclusion in the NASA POP guidance and, in the case of new policies, for formal coordination and dissemination.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/codez/plans/Handbook00/chap3.html   (1044 words)

  
 Strategic Planning, Strategic Plan, Business Strategy, Strategic Planner, Mission Statement, Vision, SWOTs, Strategy ...
A satisfactory strategic plan must be realistic and attainable so as to allow managers and entrepreneurs to think strategically and act operationally - see Devising Business Strategies for further insights.
As the precursor to developing a strategic plan, it is desirable to clearly identify the current status, objectives and strategies of an existing business or the latest thinking in respect of a new venture.
If you need to produce financial projections as part of a strategic plan or for use on their own, take a look at our extensive range of Excel-based financial planners - Exl-Plan - which can be used to prepare 3/5-year financial projections (PandLs, cashflows, balance sheets, ratio analyses and graphs).
www.planware.org /strategy.htm   (3715 words)

  
 Strategic Planning at St. Cloud State University
The plan contained in this document was the result of the combined efforts of more than 40 members of the SCSU community.
It was developed through two planning retreats and included an interim report that was shared with the campus community for discussion and feedback.
The following position paper - authored by the General Education subcommittee of Strategic Planning in collaboration with the FA General Education Committee - was brought to Faculty Senate on Tuesday, March 29, 2005, via parallel motions from Strategic Planning and the FA General Education Committee.
www.stcloudstate.edu /strategicplanning   (322 words)

  
 The CEO Refresher Archives - Strategic Planning
What is most important in drafting both strategic and business plans for the writer or team assigned to the project is that they understand all of the knowledge, expertise, capacity, objectives and needs of the company or organization, and feed these properly into the plan.
Most strategic plans fail to deliver their goals because there is insufficient focus on implementation.
Once a sound strategic planning process has determined what that place should be it is the leader's prime and fundamental responsibility to assure that the full resources of the organization are effectively brought to bear to achieve that destination.
www.refresher.com /archives29.html   (1575 words)

  
 UST Strategic Planning Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As you move forward in the process, please bear in mind the mission of the University and the Guiding Principles for Strategic Planning.
The Strategic Directions, which will also serve to guide your planning, must also be considered in the context of our mission.
The Strategic Planning History outlines the progress made since the formation of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee in March 1999.
www.stthomas.edu /strategicplan   (293 words)

  
 Strategic Planning (in nonprofit or for-profit organizations)
Simply put, strategic planning determines where an organization is going over the next year or more, how it's going to get there and how it'll know if it got there or not.
The focus of a strategic plan is usually on the entire organization, while the focus of a business plan is usually on a particular product, service or program.
Strategic planning should also be done in preparation for a new major venture, for example, developing a new department, division, major new product or line of products, etc.
www.managementhelp.org /plan_dec/str_plan/str_plan.htm   (4313 words)

  
 Strategic Planning
The University has engaged in a consistent strategic planning process since 1986.
This process is driven by the University Mission Statement as approved by the Kansas Board of Regents.
Questions about planning should be referred to the Provost's Office or to Planning and Analysis.
www.k-state.edu /provost/planning/strategy   (138 words)

  
 Ball State University's Strategic Plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Strategic Planning Task Force has been working since January to create the framework for the strategic plan that will carry us through 2010.
The plan emerging now must build upon the momentum Ball State has achieved while bringing new focus to ensuring the university's distinctiveness.
The university community has been encouraged to participate in the planning process from the beginning by reading minutes and other documents posted to this site and by suggesting to the task force issues for its consideration.
www.bsu.edu /strategicplan   (231 words)

  
 Strategic Planning
The strategic plan sets the stage for creating the marketing plan and the financial plan.
The risk analysis section of the strategic plan includes the development of a succession plan.
Assessment of Strategic Beg - Strategy is a choice that is made after careful reflection of environmental conditions, internal capabilities, and expected return.
www.entarga.com /stratplan/index.htm   (765 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Strategic Planning: Books: George A. Steiner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Strategic planning is inextricably interwoven into the entire fabric of management; it is not something separate and distinct from the process of management.
Every manager needs to have some basic understanding of strategic planning and this book provides the essential ingredients to assist managers to formulate and/or refine their strategic plans.
The book was a very introductory level guide to strategic planning that would be good for someone who has little knowledge of the process.
www.amazon.com /Strategic-Planning-George-Steiner/dp/0684832453   (1384 words)

  
 Strategic Planning
In addition, marrying the Capital Planning process with strategic planning gives Commonwealth leaders the ability to review agency plans, seek opportunities for coordination and prioritize investments in technology.
This process fulfills a capital planning business requirement while exposing agencies to the planned expenditures in large projects across state government.
The biennial Information Technology Capital Planning process requires the Commonwealth Commissioner of Technology compile a report to the Capital Planning Advisory Board presenting an assessment of IT capital items submitted by state agencies for funding in the first biennia of the capital planning cycle.
www.ky.gov /got/enterprise/strategicplanning.shtml   (423 words)

  
 Center for Simplified Strategic Planning, Inc.
We stimulate good strategic thinking and lead your team along a logical path that will allow you to discover and communicate your own unique vision of the future and to take the steps necessary to turn that vision into reality.
Establishing this shared vision and the means to achieve it would not have been possible without strategic planning.
Finally, I felt the emphasis on the development of specific objectives and action plans are the keys to ensuring that strategic planning isn't just an interesting annual exercise that subsequently collects dust on a bookshelf.
www.cssp.com   (844 words)

  
 Strategic planning for nonprofits.
As with any management tool, it is used for one purpose only: to help an organization do a better job - to focus its energy, to ensure that members of the organization are working toward the same goals, to assess and adjust the organization's direction in response to a changing environment.
In short, strategic planning is a disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, what it does, and why it does it, with a focus on the future.
Strategic Planning (in nonprofit or for-profit organizations) http://www.mapnp.org/library/plan_dec/str_plan/str_plan.htm
www.nonprofitexpert.com /strategic_planning.htm   (250 words)

  
 Strategic Planning
During 2001, CIC undertook a strategic planning process to determine future directions for the organization.
Following an endorsement of the plan by CIC's Board of Directors, a final report, Strategic Planning Initiative: Report to Membership was published in January 2002.
Click here to view the full Strategic Planning Initiative: Report to the Membership in PDF format.
www.cic.edu /about/planning/index.asp   (235 words)

  
 EMU - Strategic Planning & Continuous Improvement
Since campus-wide strategic planning takes place on a biennial basis, there will be routine opportunities to refine and submit new and revised initiatives that address the University Mission and six University Directions.
The Office of Strategic Planning and Continuous Improvement employs a participatory approach to planning and change.
The strategic planning and continuous improvement activities support an organizational culture that reflects a commitment to quality and accountability, and is supported by an evidence-based approach to organizational management characterized by:
www.emich.edu /strategicplanning   (303 words)

  
 Strategic Planning | PBA
Welcome to the Planning area of the CU-Boulder Office of Planning, Budget, and Analysis.
Linked closely with budgetary and data considerations, planning plays a central role in the success and growth of higher education institutions.
At CU-Boulder, planning is both centralized and distributed among major units with primary leadership by the Office of Planning, Budget, and Analysis.
www.colorado.edu /pba/planning   (129 words)

  
 strategic planning facilitator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Haig Bazoian, experienced facilitator of Strategic Planning meetings guides management through a Team Planning process to integrated strategic, operational and implementation plans; based upon extensive top management and Strategic Planning Consultant experience.
A pragmatic strategic planning facilitator with extensive CEO, international and senior management experience.
A Team Planning process proven over 15 years with over 125 organizations guided by a Facilitator for Strategic Planning.
www.haigbazoian.com   (146 words)

  
 08/26/96 STRATEGIC PLANNING
But he was armed with a Harvard University MBA and a power suit, and he had a magic talisman: He was a consultant at one of the hottest strategy boutiques of the 1970s.
But if strategic planning is back with a vengeance, it's also back with a difference.
That openness alone marks a revolution in strategic planning, which was always among the most sacrosanct and clandestine of corporate activities.
www.businessweek.com /1996/35/b34901.htm   (2938 words)

  
 Strategic Planning
Plans for each of NASA's functional offices, describing detailed NASA plans that support the NASA Strategic Plan in functional arenas (such as human resources, education, and management systems).
Strategic Management Handbook (html) Strategic Management Handbook (pdf)
Describes NASA's Strategic Mangement System the set of processes through which NASA manages, plans, budgets, and evaluates its activities
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/codez/plans.html   (321 words)

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