Principles of Strategic Planning

What are the principles and techniques that unleash the power of strategic planning and ensure its usefulness not just to “create a plan” but actually to transform an organization?

The five principles below come out of the actual experiences of successful organizations, the rich literature on strategic planning, and new methods for bringing people together in constructive, creative ways.

1. The plan, the written document that strategic planning produces, is only 50% of the product. The other half is the revitalization experienced by the people in the organization: a ...

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Strategic Planning Processes

Strategic Planning Processes

The gift of  a seasoned facilitator is the ability to be strategic, intuitive and conscious when working with your group or organization. As a  facilitator, Cora guides the process and creates the space to make it safe for you to deal with the issues at hand.

Cora Whittington is a “learn-a-holic”. She teaches facilitation, guides facilitation and is always learning and creating new and innovative processes. See the facilitation credentials tab for her ...

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Are You Looking for a Speaker or Workshop Facilitator for Annual Meetings and Conferences?

Whether it it leadership, team or organizational development or business building using social media or blogging, Cora Whittington will provide a fun, educational and enlightening experience. Her workshops are interactive and her speeches are memorable. Use these suggestions as idea sparks.  She can customize to your theme or purpose.

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What is Appreciative Inquiry?

Appreciative Inquiry is a solution focused approach that facilitates and creates the opportunity for the group or individual to allow wisdom to reveal itself.

Most change processes are based on problem-solving processes. With the problem solving approach, we start by asking “what’s the problem”. When we do that, we focus energy on what we want less of and work to “fix” things.

Appreciative Inquiry is based on a different set of assumptions. Here are some of them:

  • You create more effective organizations by ...
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