Strategic planning is the core of the work of an organisation. Without a strategic framework you don’t know where you are going or why you are going there. So, then, it doesn’t really matter how you get there! This toolkit offers you a way to do detailed strategic planning. You can replicate the method in any organisation or project that needs to do strategic planning.
This toolkit will help you if you have had only limited experience in planning or in strategic planning. Perhaps you have not been involved in running an organisation, project or department before. Or perhaps you have not been involved in the planning side of the work before. Or perhaps you have always focused on action planning and now realise how important strategic planning is. If strategic planning is new, or fairly new, to you, then you should find this toolkit useful.
What’s in the tool
This toolkit provides a model for taking an organisation through a strategic planning process. It covers planning to do strategic planning, covering the background issues that need to inform or direct the strategic planning process, and then defining the strategic framework for the project or organisation activities. It is this strategic framework that gives the activities coherence and direction. We have included practical exercises to use during a strategic planning process. The toolkit expands on the short introduction to strategic planning in the toolkit on Overview of Planning.