Strategic Planning is a disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, what it does, and why it does it. It can be a powerful and very helpful process for keeping the organization focused on important strategic goals and positioned for growth and success into the future. The process includes information gathering from people we support, families, staff, other agencies, the Ministry and other stakeholder groups that have an interest in our work and our Mission.
In 2013, we underwent a strategic planning process so as to identify key critical issues facing this organization and develop strategic direction for the next 3 to 5 years. A Strategic Planning Steering Committee oversaw the following process:
Key Informants and Stakeholders (people we support, families, staff, the Board, other agencies and Ministry) were invited to provide feedback on:
- Our organizational strengths and weaknesses at the present time; and
- External opportunities and threats that are more about the future.
In February 2013, Paul Muldoon of PMG Consulting & Training Services Inc. facilitated a discussion with key stakeholders to review all of the input received, confirm the critical issues facing the organization and develop a series of strategic directions and responses to set the stage for a new 3 to 5 year agency Strategic Plan. To view the final report, click here: Strategic Planning Summary Report.
Following the report's release, the Strategic Planning Steering Committee developed an operational (action) plan to ensure that we addressed the critical issues over the next 3 to 5 years and that we regularly take stock of our progress. This operational (action) plan includes strategies that need to be implemented, the person or people charged with ensuring that they are implemented and a stated time frame. This will guide us in our commitment and our efforts into the future.