Have you felt frustrated in your faith community?
Perhaps Your Board Meetings Take Too Long and Accomplish Little?
Or Conflict Exists Around What Priorities Should be Taken On?
Or Maybe You Have 32 Committees with an Average Attendance of 1.4?
Or Burnout is Setting in Among the Congregational Leadership…
This online, self-paced course may be for you. Strategic Planning for Faith Communities is an introductory course for boards, clergy or congregational leadership groups that are contemplating embarking on a strategic planning process. The course explores:
- Why we do strategic planning;
- Involvement: Defining key individuals and groups;
- Pre-Planning: Getting buy-in and communicating the process;
- Phase I: Foundational Work
- Phase II: Plan Development
- Phase III: Implementation & Monitoring
- We’re Not Done: The importance and process of establishing implementation and monitoring plans;
- BONUS: Governance: Selecting the right system for your organization.
Each week we will cover one topic as we go from the start to finish. As we examine the phases of strategic planning, we willspend time covering the components of each as well as common hurdles and how to overcome them.
We also discuss Change Management and the key role that managing change plays in the success of a strategic plan.
Participants will have access to the student forum where they can ask questions, share ideas and participate in discussion with others. While the class is self-paced, there will be two sessions that participants are invited to attend as live webinars, optionally.
We hope you will take this opportunity to brush up on strategic planning and change management to take your organizations engagement to the next level!