Critical to the success of any economic development effort is a thorough and comprehensive strategic planning process. Economic developers must build consensus among board members, stakeholders and the community as a whole, creating a unified vision for the future. While ideal, getting everyone to agree is not always easy. Therefore, in this training participants will learn various techniques to build consensus among stakeholders who represent different values and interests. This training will also look at the steps that precede a strategic planning process, including identifying stakeholders and preparing an economic analysis. To ensure successful plan implementation, this course will also go over methods to set priorities and measure plan impact.
At the end of the course delegates will be able to develop:
- Organizing the team
- Building consensus
- Preparing an economic assessment
- Determining goals and objectives
- Identifying projects
- Strategy formation
- Effective strategy implementation
- Introduction to Planning
- Organizing for Strategic Planning
- Consensus Building/Stakeholder Ownership
- Analysis for Strategic Planning
- Techniques for Assessing Economic Data
- Vision, Mission, Goals & Objectives
- Strategic Project/Initiative Identification
- Strategy Formulation
Our mission is the development of potentials in individuals and organizations in emerging economies. We believe that economies develop when entities within it are performing to their highest potential.
People matter to us. We are committed to understanding our clients so that we can serve them better. Our ultimate goal is to foster mutually beneficial longterm relationships with each of our clients that is built on trust.
Our faculty members are experts within their fields, and are supported by a network of dynamic back-office staff. We actively encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing, recognizing that winning ideas come from collaborative thinking. With the wealth of knowledge within our teams and our collaborative ethos, we create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning for all our delegates.