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This session provides  a realistic context for exploring the “why” and “how” of strategic planning. It advocates thought process for identifying the correct strategic pathway for an organization with a scalable framework within which to use the tools,  rather than simply one inflexible model.

Why you should Attend

Strategy planning clearly is the most critical organizational activity. Sadly it is rarely done well. While the planning sessions are lively and lots of great ides get tossed around, the by-product is far often a soon-dusty binder full of grand ideas and a laundry list of objectives.

Successful managers know how to reposition their organizations when external dynamics begin to impact the ability to carry out the mission. Whether it is a new administration, shrinking resources, or the impact of new initiatives, this course will equip you with the skills to anticipate the need for a more strategic outlook and the tools for optimizing the ability of your organization to get ahead of the curve.  

While having a strategic plan is a good thing the real goal is immerse the organization in the a thought process that allows  them to ask important questions about what kind of organization do we need to be in the future and how getting them will advance the mission.

Areas Covered in the Session

  • Utilize environmental analysis and organizational assessment as tools to develop the mindset of a strategist
  • Identification of the strategic pathway that is appropriate to your organization
  • Build objectives and goals from an understanding of how current trends will affect the options for accomplishing the mission
  • Evaluate the impact of change on the strategic and operational effectiveness of the organization
  • Understand the tools and techniques for implementation, project management, resource allocation, strategy monitoring and review

Who Will Benefit

  • Anyone who is engaged in strategic planning or is responsible for implementing strategies.

Speaker Profile

LeRoy Thompson is Managing Director Of Thompson & Associates. He is a Certified Virtual Presenter with expertise in the development and delivery of training programs on more than twenty distinct topics. He has worked with over 150 client organizations and trained over 47,000 participants over the course of his career.

His training programs, work sessions, conference presentations, and keynote speeches all receive rave reviews. He is a dynamic instructor, energetic facilitator, and insightful consultant. His delivery balances his depth of knowledge with an appropriate mix of warmth and humor.

LeRoy's work in the public sector has included training and organizational development projects for the U.S. departments of Education, Environmental Protection, Defense, Interior, Commerce, Treasury, Health And Human Services, Energy, Agriculture, Justice, NASA, the Michigan Department of Community Health, Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Ohio Department Of Public Welfare, Governor’s Office of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Riverside County (CA), Fairfax County (VA), and Sarasota County (FL). Private sector and not-for-profit organizations include Citigroup, BMW, Gannett, Corning Inc., Motorola, Lockheed Martin, Sallie Mae, Boys & Girls Clubs, United Way of America, and the American Press Institute.

Prior to founding Thompson & Associates, he was an Associate with McKinsey & Company in their Washington, DC office. He has been a Practice Leader with Kepner-Tregoe in the Worldwide Strategy practice as well as a Senior Consultant with Booz, Allen and Hamilton, specializing in change management projects with Federal agencies.

LeRoy was educated at Harvard University where he received a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature and Language, and a master’s degree in Finance and International Business from Columbia University School of Business. His AMA-By-Satellite television broadcast of “Written Skills for Business Communications” received the ‘Best of Business Television’ Award. His book, “Mastering the Challenges of Change” received a Newberry Book Club award. His article “E Commerce-Changing the Rules of Strategy Implementation” was published by Strategy and Leadership magazine.