Simplifying the Language of Strategic Planning
If you have participated in more than one strategic planning session, you’ve probably noticed that the language used in strategic planning is varied and confusing. One person’s ‘Goal’ is another’s ‘Priority’. Discussions prevail over whether to call it a ‘Strategy’ or an ‘Objective’ and ‘Mission’ is often confused with ‘Vision’.
The TED Commandments: Aiding Local Government Reporting to Council
We’ve all spent time online watching TED Talks while the world’s greatest innovators, leaders and dreamers give impassioned talks on their field of expertise. For those that don’t know, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design and it highlights inspiring presentations organized by skilled orators.
5 Most Common Municipal Strategic Priorities
Determining strategic priorities is no easy feat. Your strategic priorities must align with and fulfill your city’s unique vision, mission and values. Whether created through community consultation or the result of council collaboration, we see a common thread through many local government top-level planning priorities.
All Councils and senior city administrators strive to put the needs of the communities they serve above all else. This starts with identifying the strategic priorities that matter most to citizens.