Are you looking for ways to propel your organization or department to the next level? This webinar will reveal the secrets to creating your own strategic planning roadmap to success. Certified Master Facilitator Michael Wilkinson will lead you to understand the components of a strategic plan and the role they play. He’ll then discuss choosing the right strategic planning process. By having the right process in place you’ll gain buy in from the group to help you put the plan into action. And finally we’ll show you how to choose the right facilitator – the plusses and minuses of having an internal person or a professional facilitator lead the session.
- Understanding the Drivers Model, proven planning methodology
- How to set measurable targets and decide priorities
- The three phases of the strategic planning process
Michael Wilkinson is a Certified Master Facilitator™ and the founder and Managing Director of Leadership Strategies, Inc. His unique talent, skills and passion for facilitation form the core of the company’s mission, and are the reason for which he is much sought after as a facilitator, trainer and speaker. Michael is author of best-sellerThe Secrets of Facilitation, The Secrets to Masterful Meetings, and Buying Styles, and is one of the nation’s leaders in the facilitation industry. He is a board member of the National Institute for Facilitation and founder of The Facilitator Database. He has been awarded both the Certified Professional Facilitator™ and the Certified Master Facilitator™ designations for experience and demonstrated expertise in facilitation. In 2003 he was named Facilitator of the Year by the Southeast Association of Facilitators for contributions to the field.
Prior to Leadership Strategies, Michael spent eight years with the Information Technology Division of Ernst & Young’s Management Consulting Group. He is also a Certified Data Processor, and was selected by the Governor of Georgia to serve for three terms on his twelve-member Information Technology Policy Council. Michael is a High Honors graduate of Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Mathematics and Social Sciences.
Michael’s results-producing techniques and energetic style drive the pulse of the company, and have won him clients from a wide range of public and private sector organizations. His client experience includes notable organizations such as The Coca Cola Company, Sears, Unisys, KPMG Peat Marwick, Storehouse Furniture, Georgia Pacific, the State of Missouri, the City of Atlanta, Families First, The American Cancer Society, United Way of America, and Centers for Disease Control. His work extends beyond domestic boundaries to include International assignments in Bangkok, Brisbane, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Milan, Singapore and Sydney.
Leadership Strategies has provided Fortune 500 companies, non-profit, government and other businesses with expert facilitation services and facilitation and leadership skills training since 1992. We believe facilitation is a powerful tool for helping people reach better decisions, often faster, with much higher levels of buy-in and commitment.
• Better decisions…because a diversity of views were openly shared and considered.
• Often faster…because the processes used promote productive and efficient communication. With much higher levels of buy-in and commitment…because those impacted by the decisions were involved in creating them.
We believe that…
•The more people in an organization who understand and are skilled at facilitation…
•And the more that facilitation is used in leading people, managing teams, creating strategy, developing products, running meetings, etc. …
•The more productive and effective an organization can be.