No two strategic planning efforts are the same. Each uses unique tools and techniques to be effective and to meet community needs. In addition to the basic approach outlined on these pages, some additional strategic planning tools are provided here. None of the techniques described below are required for successful strategic planning, but these tools may help improve results. Tools included here are:
♦ Running an Effective Planning Meeting – describes tips and techniques to plan and facilitate an effective meeting.
♦ Brainstorming Tips – describes specific tools and techniques to achieve maximum creativity when conducting a brainstorming session.
♦ Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and