75 Minute Session - Shelley Rappaport
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Planning for the Unknown: How Resource Planning Processes Can Inform Strategy in the Face of Uncertainty
Wouldn’t it be great to walk into an organization that has identified their goals, set actionable strategies, employs the right staff to get the job done, and measures their effectiveness using data? Wouldn’t it! For those that aren’t there yet, this session will discuss how to use uncertainty as a spring board for strategic thinking and effective execution. Using a case study-based approach, participants will put themselves in the shoes of an organization faced with balancing staffing and budget challenges in an environment of evolving organizational requirements. We will discuss how to engage and educate leadership on the importance of integrated strategic processes of planning, execution, and resourcing. Other topics will include critical success factors that will help make the uncertain more certain such as communicating the importance of staff involvement in and transparency of strategy formulation, cultural considerations, leadership alignment, and how to be the bearer of uncomfortable news to get strategy on the right track.

 THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM


Shelley Rappaport has more than 20 years of experience in program, organizational, and policy evaluation, strategic planning, performance management, strategic communications and change management. Shelley brings practical experience helping government, non-profits, and private sector organizations develop and implement strategy and emphasizes realistic, no-nonsense approaches. She was formerly the Director for Innovation and Evaluation at The Performance Institute where she provided thought leadership and taught public and private sector professionals the essentials of strategic planning, logic modeling, performance management, and using evidence to support program development. Shelley is the owner of SBR Strategy LLC and holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Virginia and Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan. She is a Certified Government Performance Manager and holds a certification in Strategy and Performance Management from Georgetown University as well as in the
areas of process improvement and project management.

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