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

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What is Strategic Planning?

Strategic planning is the process of determining the major objectives of an organization and defining the strategies that will govern the acquisition and utilization of resources to accomplish those objectives.

(Schermerhorn, 1984, p. 145)

Although strategic planning can focus on a problem or a performance gap, most usually the purpose is to think ahead to factors that are likely to have an impact on the group, department, or organization over a designated period of time, generally three years. Often there are numerous strategic plans with each one coordinated with that of the larger unit. Thus a program’s strategic plan is incorporated into that of a department, a department’s plan is funneled into that of a larger ...

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