Efficiently prepare and run strategic planning sessions that produce real results. Regardless of goals, there’s one thing that can be said about all strategic planning sessions: the stakes are high. The pressure is especially great for executives who have been charged with planning and conducting this process for the department, division or organization. What are the critical preparations and how do you makes sure the right people are there and that they actively contribute? How can you prevent high-powered personalities from taking the session off-track? Most importantly, how do you make sure the goals you want to achieve are effectively defined and that you have all the right elements in place to accomplish those goals? The tools and techniques you must have to successfully prepare and conduct a productive, results-driven strategic planning session are thoroughly explored in this seminar. You’ll address up-front contracting within the organization, sponsorship, selecting the best approach and tools, as well as determining what data is required. You’ll then learn how to smoothly facilitate the process/session and implement an effective follow-up. Don’t let your strategic planning session turn into a missed opportunity or a major misstep that can damage your organization’s future.