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Webinar 201: Strategic Planning: Is Your Board Ready?
August 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
When considering whether to embark on a strategic planning project, there are a number of questions for an organization to consider: Have you done planning previously and, if so, how did it turn out? Will you do this yourselves or might you need an outside consultant? If the latter, do you have a budget? By when do you need the plan?
But there is an even a more important question: Do you have a board with skills and experience required to lead a planning project and implement the plan that results? Readiness is essential to success and, often, organizations begin planning and learn too late that the board is ill equipped to guide the planning.
The session will be led by Richard Mittenthal, president and CEO of TCC Group, a national consulting firm specializing in strategy, evaluation, and capacity building in the social sector. Richard has led planning assignments for countless nonprofit organizations and foundations over the past 27 years and has served on many boards that have engaged in planning. He will be joined by two panelists who have held leadership roles in planning with several organizations – both as CEO or board chair – and who can offer unique perspectives on the issue. The panelists are
- Gail Nayowith, principal, 1 digit LLC; board member, Kenworthy Swift Foundation; board secretary, Cities of Service
- Gordon Campbell, vice chair, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation; board chair, Human Services Council
Attendees will leave the webinar with a heightened understanding of many of the upfront questions to ask themselves prior to deciding whether to embark on strategic planning.