PD Bootcamp #12- Increasing the Impact of Your Strategic Planning Efforts
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When: 2/2/2017
5:00PM Registration | 5:30PM-7:30PM Program
Where: MMAC
756 N Milwaukee Street
Suite 400
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53202
United States
Contact: Sofina Ziu
(414) 287-4144

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Increasing the Impact of Your Strategic Planning Efforts
Instructor: Frank Martinelli, The Center for Public Skills Training

Does your organization, department, or team have a clear picture of where it should be going and how to get there? Strategic Planning is a process that helps to answer these questions. And in today's unstable, ever-changing environment, strategic planning is a MUST.


While strategic planning may incorporate elements of other approaches to planning, it differs in an important way: Conventional planning uses past experience and various projections to estimate future needs and directions. Strategic planning, however, asks, "What should we be doing?" Strategic planning does not attempt to predict the future as much as cause the future to happen in a specified way. As a result, strategic planning can help organizations identify and act upon new opportunities for organizational growth.


This session is a practical introduction to the key concepts and techniques of strategic planning. Learn how to design an effective planning process that fits your organization's needs, results in a flexible and achievable road map for your organization and leads to increased mission impact. The session will include links to extensive handouts including planning forms, worksheets, and examples of strategic planning documents.


This workshop will cover:

  • The nature and role of strategic planning
  • Making sure that your strategic planning is really "strategic"
  • Techniques for plan formulation, implementation, and assessment
  • Preparing your organization for planning



Frank Martinelli is a strategic planning consultant well-known in Milwaukee's non-profit and public sectors. He sparked attention with FUEL when we came acrocss his TED talk at TEDxUWMilwaukee: When Good Is Not Good Enough: Why We Must Now Reposition the Community Based Nonprofit Sector as a Powerful Force for Systems Change.  Boy, oh boy!  He has a strong grasp on what it takes to make real change.  And he should, because he has a solid record of helping organizations craft visions and paths to a determined future.

Frank has over 35 years of work, training and consulting experience with a variety of nonprofit and public sector organizations. He is president of the Center for Public Skills Training where he specializes in strategic planning, governing board development and community partnership and alliance building. Over 35,000 professional staff, board and other volunteer leaders have benefited from Frank's practical, results-oriented training and consultation.

From 2003-2013, Frank also served as a capacity building consultant to the YWCAs of the Great Lakes Alliance Region.  A graduate of the University of Wisconsin with an M.S. in Urban Affairs, Frank has done numerous workshops on nonprofit management topics with emphasis on involvement of the Board of Directors. He has written extensively about the management of nonprofit organizations and is a contributing author to the New Directions publication by Jossey-Bass, "Small Nonprofits: Strategies for Fund Raising Success."

Frank is a contributing author of the book – YOU and Your Nonprofit Board: Advice and Practical Tips from the Field’s Top Practitioners, Researchers and Provocateurs -- published by CharityChannel Press.  He has been trained by the Peter F. Drucker Foundation in the use of the Organizational Self-Assessment Tool and has completed the Advanced Board Consultant Training Program offered by BoardSource.

Frank has also completed the Distance Education Professional Development Certification Program offered at the University of Wisconsin and has developed a number of online and other distance learning offerings for nonprofits. 

See Franks full bio and work portfolio at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/frankmartinelli 



(complimentary pizza and drinks will be served)

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