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Small Group Facilitation: Improving Process and Performance in Groups and Teams by Judith A. Kolb

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Key Concepts

•   What is strategic planning?

•   Focus on analysis

–   SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)

•   Focus on possibilities

–   Appreciative inquiry

• Focus on uncertainty

–   Scenario planning

• Group goal setting

This final techniques chapter focuses on the strategic planning process. Although strategic planning sessions are prevalent, they are not always popular because of the work involved and the feelings of “Didn’t we just do this?” and “What happened to our last plan?” The techniques included here might help this often-maligned process move more smoothly. First, a brief discussion of strategic planning.

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