Webinars are a great way of learning new strategic tools or polishing up your
business skills from your own home or office!
The Association for Strategic Planning is delighted to announce the 2016 strategy webinar series designed to enable strategic professionals throughout the world keep up to date with topics of interest and the strategic tools. Take this opportunity to further develop your skills on a variety of topics aligned with Strategic Thinking, Planning and Action.
We have assembled a series of topics and expert speakers to support professionals who have some familiarity and interest in each topic and want to learn more to apply in their own organization and practice. All the webinars are educational in nature and may provide additional reading material either as pre-reading or as follow up to the topic. Some of the information will be helpful to those taking the ASP Certification in Strategy Planning. Live webinars will provide an opportunity for you to ask questions through the moderator.
Global Webinars Presents Richard Goodman Award Winner Dr. Monica R. Allen
October 11, 2017
2:00 - 3:00 PM (EST)
For many local governments, strategic plans are rare. However, over the last decade government officials have realized the importance of strategic planning and have begun implementing both enterprise and departmental strategic plans. This webinar will highlight the recent efforts by Mecklenburg County to develop a robust strategic business planning framework that considers external and internal drivers for change or sustainability. Additionally, attendees will learn how the County maximized its strategic business planning efforts by aligning the FY2017 and FY2018 budget decisions to strategic business plan goals, objectives, strategies and actions. Resource allocation focused on identifying the appropriate costs for human capital, information technology, communications, assets/facilities, and other associated costs for more than 22 different lines of business. FY2017 initial results reveal that investments made in the strategic business plans have helped achieve many of the year-one goals and/or objectives for the County.
About Dr. Monica R. Allen
Monica R. Allen graduated from Hampton University and The College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Psychology respectively, and she received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organization and Management – Business concentration from Capella University. She is currently the Director of Strategic Planning and Evaluation for Mecklenburg County, and her accountabilities focus on leading, developing and executing the County’s corporate performance management, strategic planning and program evaluation initiatives.
Executing Your Strategy at the Speed of Change
November 14, 2017
1:00 - 2:00 PM (EST)
Rest in peace the annual strategic planning cycle. It had a good long life but finally succumbed to the realities of a faster, more disrupted world. We are all going to miss those good old days. But alas, the idea that a company can annually refresh how they remain relevant and prosperous in their field is simply obsolete. What is needed is an approach that deals with the three realities we face today: Change, Culture and Capacity. Change because the rate of change is accelerating such that monolithic approaches to strategy development and execution are too slow and too rigid. Culture because if anything is a constant it is the question of how to deal with organizational inertia. Capacity because frankly companies often lack the time to deal with their operational reality let alone focus on something that is longer in range. This webinar describes these three issues and offers concrete alternatives to dealing with all three. Examples will be given of how organizations typically struggle with these issues along with examples of how they can be overcome given the right approach.
About Mark Morgan
Mark Morgan has a 30 year history of work with individuals, teams and organizations helping them clarify what they want and focus on getting it. His belief is that solutions to organizational challenges are best constructed to match the unique DNA of the organization. Mark has dedicated his career to implementing pragmatic solutions based on the best research available. This means that Mark’s focus is on what the organization can accomplish given their situation, competency and desire. Mark’s bias is that the real strategy of an organization depends on the decision process that determines actions that serve short term, long term and transformational goals. Organizations that have created decision clarity have the ability to create outstanding results are great places to work. This also creates a challenge because as Mark puts it “To get what we have never had, we must be willing to do what we have never done."
Throughout Mark’s career, that covers engineering, line management, leadership development, business start-up, project management, program management, portfolio management, strategic planning, workshop facilitation and public speaking, Mark has worked with individuals and companies in the high-tech, bio-tech, construction, consumer goods, high volume manufacturing, software, healthcare and internet industries. Mark creates a learning environment where clients make progress on addressing their issues while gaining the ability to address their future challenges. In this way, Mark combines today’s “fishing” with tomorrow’s “ability to catch fish." Mark believes in creating real organizational capability.
Recordings of our 2016-2017 Webinar Series can be viewed here.
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