stakeholders

Stakeholder involvement

In order to be open, responsive and accountable, management committees need to actively engage with their organisation's stakeholders.   Entering into dialogue with stakeholders can bring a number of benefits to the management committee and the organisation:

Strategic Plan Step 2: Where Are We Now?

Those involved in the strategic planning process must start with reviewing the present circumstances and characteristics of the organisation.

In order to plan for the future, you first need to reach a common understanding of the present circumstances.  To answer this question you will need to focus discussions on two key areas:

  1. Analysing the external and internal environment; and
  2. Reviewing (or developing) the vision, mission and values of the organisation.

1. Analysing the External and Internal Environment

Strategic Plan Step 4: How Will We Get There?

The next step in developing a strategic plan is to work out how to get from where the organisation is at present, to where it wants to be in the future.

Creating a roadmap for achieving the strategic objectives will involve the management committee in:

  • Setting objectives;
  • Resourcing the organisation;
  • Agreeing or approving operational/work plans; and
  • Ensuring appropriate systems and structures are in place.

Setting Objectives

Your objectives outline how each aim will be achieved.  They should be SMART: