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Introduction to Planning

Phases of Strategic Planning

A graphical overview of the strategic planning process including the evaluation and review period, the development of a new strategic plan, and plan implementation.

Four Basic Questions

The four basic questions to address in developing your strategic plan.

Fast Track Planning Training Manual

This is a how to guide to strategic & operational planning in higher education developed by West Virginia University. Many organizations spend countless hours developing a strategic plan just to have it sit on a shelf after its completion. In order to achieve the goals and objectives outlined in a strategic plan and organization has to plan for the implementation.


A single-page overview of the structure of a strategic plan.

Strategic Planning Process Diagram

A one-page diagram that illustrates the strategic planning process.

Introduction to Scenario Planning

A workshop presentation on how to do scenario planning.

Environmental Scanning 101

An introduction to the art of environmental scanning to inform your strategy development.


A glossary of key terms used in the strategic planning process.