Results-Oriented Strategic Planning

Product Code: 136420
Author: Ellen Goldman
ISBN: 0-96764-417-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-96764-417-2

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Finally—a guide to strategic planning that takes the mystery out of the process. This book takes you through the strategic planning process step by step with all the how-to information you need, whether you are an experienced planner or new to the field. There is an abundance of tools and templates, including a sample strategic plan, an implementation plan template, a business plan outline, evaluation metrics, recommended planning database components, sample planning policies, and more. Special sections show you how to generate and evaluate alternative ideas for growth, deal with unforeseen opportunities, assess existing programs and services, and identify and evaluate strategic partners. The author is seasoned strategy consultant Ellen Goldman, founder and president of Reston, VA-based Growth Partners.


  • Types of Planning
  • Planning Terms
  • The Purpose of Planning
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Planning Competencies and Capabilities
  • Planning Resources
  • Evaluating the Planning Function
  • Timing
  • Characteristics
  • Major Phases and Steps
  • Involvement of Key Constituents
  • Communicating the Process and the Plan
  • Plans for Multiple-Entity Organizations
  • Identifying and Evaluating Growth Opportunities
  • Evaluating Existing Services and Lines of Business for Continuation
  • Identifying and Evaluating Strategic Partners
  • Sample Planning Policies
  • Sample Questions to Assess Strategic Position

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