The purpose of this assignment is to provide you an opportunity to examine the essential steps in the strategic planning process and analyze the strategic planning process for your own organization or a selected organization. Based on this week’s readings and presentations, investigate your own organization’s strategic planning process or a selected organization’s strategic plan (found under the Supplemental Resources tab). Based on your review, consider the following prompts to frame your analysis:
How inclusive was the strategic planning process in involving key stakeholders and other staff to engage in the process?
How data-driven was the strategic planning process to inform their assessment, planning, and evaluation methods? What types of data did the organization use to assist with the strategic planning process?
What strategies did the organization use to assess strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats? Did the organization use a SWOT analysis or another tool to do so?
How well did the organization consider operational, legal, ethical, and regulatory factors in the strategic planning process? How is this reflected in the strategic plan?
What strategies did the organization use to communicate its strategic plan to staff, constituents, and stakeholders concerning its strategic plan?