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Strategic Community Planning Cheryl S Version

  1. 1. Community Strategic Planning
  2. 2. What is Community Strategic Planning? <ul><li>It is a process that citizens engage in to determine the issues that they want to take action on to improve their community. </li></ul><ul><li>It results in a written document. </li></ul><ul><li>It sets a course or direction for action. </li></ul><ul><li>It includes the steps that are necessary to accomplish the actions. </li></ul><ul><li>It helps demonstrate progress—to the members of the community and to outsiders. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>It moves your community beyond complaining or wishing to getting things done. </li></ul><ul><li>It focuses the energy of the residents on a few specific issues. </li></ul><ul><li>It allows for the wise use of the community’s resources. It provides for the opportunity for evaluation. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a tool that can increase resident involvement in the community. </li></ul><ul><li>It helps us use our community resources more wisely. </li></ul>Why Do It?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tells about who is planning and where it is occurring. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May also include a short history of the community. </li></ul></ul>Elements of a Community Strategic Plan
  5. 5. <ul><li>Vision Statement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tells the story of what the residents want their community to look like in the future. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broad view of what they are working toward. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowers people for participation. </li></ul></ul>Elements…
  6. 6. Elements… <ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifies who is doing the planning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishes the planning group’s purpose. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brief statement of what it is trying to do. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All of the Goals of the plan should flow from it. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Elements… <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Point to the general ends on a particular issue. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is what you want to accomplish. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the form of statements or questions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have the potential for measurement. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the form of statements or questions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have the potential for measurement. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Elements… <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on part of a goal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More specific than the goal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes at least 1 action or activity. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes who will do the work. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Elements… <ul><li>Implementation Steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each objective has a set of implementation steps. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes who, what, when, where, and how. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has a deadline. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has a method of evaluation. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Elements… <ul><li>7. Timeline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed and written out for complicated objectives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begins from the deadline and works backwards. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It lists the task that need to be accomplished in order to be successful by the deadline. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeps people on track. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for corrections in the middle of the process. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps us be successful. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Focuses on the big picture. </li></ul><ul><li>What progress are we making? </li></ul><ul><li>How is our community a better place to live? </li></ul><ul><li>What issues should we focus on next? </li></ul>Evaluation of the Plan
  12. 12. Methods for Evaluating the Community Strategic Plan <ul><li>Report to the community on progress made during the implementation of the plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Survey of residents asking about community improvements and quality of life. </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewing residents about the improvement efforts. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Good ideas that emerge during the planning process. </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough people to work on them. </li></ul><ul><li>Want to deal with other issues first. </li></ul><ul><li>Write them down for future consideration. </li></ul>Future Goal Ideas
  14. 14. References <ul><li>Below, Patrick J., George L. Morrisey, and Betty L. Acomb. 1987. The Executive Guide to Strategic Planning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers. </li></ul><ul><li>Goodstein, Leonard, Timothy Nolan, J. William Pfeiffer. 1993. Applied Strategic Planning: How to Develop a Plan that Really Works. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Mapping Institute. 2001. INFO Highway. Participants manual for a workshop presented in Marshall, MN. </li></ul><ul><li>Schuman, Lisa. 1996. The Difference between goals and objectives. San Diego State University: Department of Educational Technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieved June 6/22/07 ( http://edweb.sdsu.edu/edtec540/objectives/Difference.html ). </li></ul>

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