Large Group Planning Summits
The complexity and multitude of strategic factors to consider when looking to create a sound and actionable strategic plan — and the rate of change in today’s world — has made Large-Group Strategic Planning Conferences an enormously value-adding exercise. These planning conferences bring together diverse sets of stakeholders (people with knowledge, information, authority, resources, ability to act and ‘stakes’ in outcomes) to collectively explore a wide array of strategic issues, create meaning, achieve common ground on a desired future and tap their fullest potential for action.
These planning summits not only save a great deal of time and expense (which often go towards months of data gathering, interviews, focus groups and surveys) — but can also create far-more powerful outcomes than longer-term initiatives as planners engage in real-time opportunities to learn more deeply about their business, the landscape and each other, and, through high-levels of engagement, better connect the organization to itself.
Within a 3-day conference — and with the right people in the room — strategic issues can be fully explored, common ground achieved and cross-functional teams created and engaged in projects (with unprecedented levels of high commitment) to achieve their desired future. These planning events can be designed for groups of 30-hundreds, method depending, but usually involve 50-200 people.
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