Learn the key techniques for leading a group through the strategic planning process!

This course provides a detailed understanding of each of the building blocks that make up a strategic plan and strategies for facilitating teams through the strategic planning process. A PDI (practical, dynamic and interactive) approach provides practical step-by-step direction including a road map for constructing a strategic plan for your organization and tips for judging the quality of each component of your plan, dynamic instruction from carefully selected energetic facilitators, and interactive practice sessions including in-class exercises and team breakout sessions to reinforce your learning.

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Who will benefit from this course?

Professional facilitators, organizational leaders, and representatives of all types of for profit/non profit organizations and government agencies seeking to develop viable action plans for accomplishing growth objectives or improving current processes.

What you will learn

  • Provide a clear picture of the key components of a strategic plan and the steps in the strategic planning process
  • Provide guidelines for developing a strategic plan and evaluating its quality
  • Review the techniques for facilitating a team through the strategic planning process
  • Identifying the key tips and pitfalls to avoid
  • Provide practice opportunities to employ the techniques


Part I (online) – 4-6 hours, at your own pace, to learn the strategy model.
Part II – Three Days

Additional Information

Part I: Learn Effective Strategic Planning (Online)

Need to learn about strategic planning but don’t have time for a traditional classroom course? Get started in hours, not days, with Springboard Online!, the latest in online learning from Leadership Strategies – The Facilitation Company.

Learn Strategic Planning at your own pace!

  • Combines audio and graphics to keep your interest high.
  • Interactive quizzes throughout to ensure learning as you go.
  • Chock-full of success strategies and quality checks to help you build your plan.
  • Online Certification Exam with randomized questions.

You must score 80% or above to be certified to take Part II. This ensures that all participants in Part II understand the strategy model and are ready to focus on the key facilitation strategies. You can review the online material and take the certification exam as often as you need prior to the Part II session.

Part II: Facilitating Strategy Sessions

In this segment, you’ll join the other participants for a three-day session focused on strategies for facilitating teams through strategic planning. Techniques from The Effective Facilitator serve as the building blocks for the day.

Therefore, taking this course in advance is helpful, but not required. Using a detailed facilitator’s guide, you and your classmates will facilitate a fictitious company, “The Light Touch Company,” through the development of a three-year strategic plan. Through the various role plays, you will have opportunities to…

  • See the various components of the strategy model facilitated live.
  • Use the detailed facilitator guide to assess your skills in facilitating
    strategy teams.
  • Understand the issues that typically arise in facilitating strategy.
  • Share your experiences and learn from the experiences of others in facilitating strategic planning.

Choose your format

Private classes are fully customizable, taught at your location, and provide the best value for groups of 10 or more. Contact us for more information about scheduling a private class.

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2018 Public Class Dates

3 Days $2095

Aug 27-29

Oct 1-3

2019 Public Class Dates

3 Days $2095

Aug 13 – 15

Sep 4 – 6