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Thanks to Envisio, our day-to-day activities are now aligned with council’s strategic priorities and we have the ability to measure and report back on outcomes that highlight our City's shared successes.

Sharon Herbus

Director Of Strategy, City Of Lloydminster

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’.

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.

Resident-first 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.

6 Tips To Inspire Strategic Thinking

Talk is cheap, real strategy is no walk in the park. Although you may have heard the saying, ‘work smarter, not harder’ we tend to disagree. You should be working smarter and harder to attain a great, usable, resilient strategy that will keep your organization on the path to success for years to come. But, how do you know what the future will bring, and how do you prepare for it?

Here are 6 tips to inspire strategic thinking: