Get ready for strategic planning
The top 10 things every leader should know before starting a strategic planning process
Learn on your own time
You may be an expert in your field, but even the thought of beginning a strategic planning process is terrifying. With this self-study course, you can learn 10 things on your own time.
Feel more confident
You will feel confident that you know where to start a strategic planning process by taking the time to prepare yourself with this course. (No one needs to know that you didn't know anything before either!)
Jumpstart your planning process
Strategic planning processes can drag on forever if you don't know how to navigate the potential pitfalls ahead of time. With this course, you'll learn how to make the best use of your planning process and shorten the time from start to finish.
Achieve better results
By knowing more about how a strategic planning process should flow, you'll get better results with your team for your organization. You might just even feel like a strategic super hero!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should take this course?
This course is designed for leaders in businesses and nonprofit organizations who are considering starting a strategic planning process in their organization. The course will help leaders (including volunteer board members) determine whether their organization is ready to start a planning process soon or whether there are some things that would be good to address before starting to plan.
How long does it take to complete the course?
This is a self-paced course which includes an assessment personally reviewed by Stephanie. The content should take no more than 1-2 hours to complete, depending on how much time you choose to linger on each section.
Meet the expert
Stephanie Blackburn Freeth
Stephanie Blackburn Freeth is the CEO & Founder of Adaptive Alternatives LLC, a consulting firm providing strategic planning and executive coaching to businesses, nonprofits and social enterprises who are ready to adapt and thrive. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Stephanie partners with local, regional and national organizations. With an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and a BA in English from Princeton University, Stephanie brings unique perspectives to her clients.