Strategic Planning

Training Type: 
Live Training
Course Status: 
Repeat Offering
Date and Time: 
Apr 3 2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pm  CST

Chicago Office

203 N. LaSalle St Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60601
United States
Field of Study: 
Management Services
CPE Credits: 
Member Price: 
Non-Member Price: 

Experience working in a local government.

Who Will Benefit: 

This course is intended for elected officials, city/county managers, CEOs, finance officers, or other officials involved with thier government's strategic planning process.

Program Description: 

The strategic planning process is important to identifying priorities, setting overall goals, defining key actions, and communicating to stakeholders. Once created, the strategic plan then becomes the foundation for many other activities, such as budgeting and financial planning. It is important, therefore, that the strategic plan be realistic, relevant, and connected to or aligned with other planning processes. When done correctly, strategic planning can be a invaluable tool for the finance officer. This seminar will cover how to develop and facilitate an effective strategic planning process that can be used to guide decision making. Attendees will learn practical techniques, including how to involve the correct stakeholders, properly evaluate opportunities and risks, develop goals, and track results.

Seminar Objectives: 

After completing this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand the importance of strategic planning to public sector management
  • Identify the relationship between strategic planning and budgeting
  • Facilitate an effecitve strategic planning process
  • Undersand important components of a strategic plan
  • Define goals and performance metrics to use in strategic planning
  • Communicate a strategic plan to key stakeholders