Strategic Planning, Visioning and Organizational Consultation

Successful organizations and agencies use strategic analysis and planning to address both short- and long-term goals. Facilitated Solutions designs each strategic planning process so that participants can build together a compelling shared vision, develop short and long-term goals, and create an action plan for organizational success.

Facilitated Solutions conducts independent research to assess and design systems and structures that can strengthen internal collaborative capacity within an organization or agency, as well as across organizations, institutions, companies, and government agencies to more effectively engage with diverse perspectives and find shared solutions.

Facilitated Solutions has assisted numerous committees, associations and organizations to design effective operational procedures and polices to ensure their processes foster collaboration, enjoy support and assist the organization to function as well as possible.

Project Examples for Strategic Planning, Visioning and Organizational Consultation:

Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO). March 2010. Assessed AAPFCO process needs and compiled a comprehensive set of organizational and procedural polices and guidelines for the Association. Designed a seventy-one page training manual and conducted a day-long training on “Effective Meetings: Problem Solving and Process Skills”, and facilitated a Labeling and Definitions Committee meeting.

National Pest Management Association (NPMA), October 19-21, 2011. Facilitated the State Associations Leadership Forum strategic discussion, and ten Focus Sessions designed to solicit member feedback regarding issues and possible strategies, and options and recommendations for enhancing the Association’s ability to meet the needs of members and the Pest Control Industry

National Recreational Boating Stakeholders Growth Summit (Sponsored by National Marine Manufacturers Association). December 2011. Worked with NMMA and other stakeholder groups to design, facilitate and report on a Recreational Boating Industry Growth Summit in Chicago. The Summit (December 13-14, 2011) was designed to engage all aspects of the recreational boating community (manufacturers, dealers, distributors, bankers, marinas, trade press, trade associations, insurance, big box retailers, consumer organizations, etc.) on a Recreational Boating Industry Growth Summit. The Summit provided an opportunity for recreational boating interests/stakeholders to engage in a facilitated discussion allowing for the sharing of information among stakeholders on key issues of concern in order to develop a range of options addressing key issues identified. The outcome of the Summit was to lay the foundation for and initiate a comprehensive strategy for recreational boating stakeholders targeted towards ensuring sustainable growth, including a series of concrete next steps based on the Summit results, and to ensure continued effective communication is fostered among stakeholders. The stakeholder successfully identified, evaluated and developed a joint action agenda for the Industry for ensuring sustainable growth.