Strategic Thinking and Planning Skills

This training provides an opportunity to learn and apply the best practices in strategic planning and thinking. Participants learn how to implement a strategic planning process. They will practice crafting values, mission, and vision statements as well strategic priorities and goals. This interactive session applies concepts through both application exercises, models, and discussion.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop skills for the foundation of a strategic plan
  • Write effective mission, values, and vision statements
  • Build buy-in to strategic priorities
  • Increase strategic thinking


  • Establishing strategic planning best practices
  • Assessing strengths, limitations, opportunities, and threats (SLOTS)
  • Using step-by-step planning templates
  • Evaluating your action plan and metrics