Strategic Planning

Strategic planning identifies a collective identity and strategic direction for an organization. Through a facilitated process, participants identify internal issues for their organization and identify strategies to increase organizational capacity. While setting strategy is an important step prior to implementation (action) planning, one of the most powerful benefits of strategic planning is going through the process with board, staff, and key stakeholders. 

Organizations, businesses, institutions – all can benefit from having a strategic plan. There’s a variety of ways to do strategic planning, and numerous organizational development consultants in Dane County who can work with your Board on strategic planning.

Working with an Extension educator is unique in that we prioritize your engagement in designing and implementing the process. When you work with an Extension educator on strategic planning, you’ll also learn assessment and process tools and strategies. We don’t do the work for you, we work with you in an adventure of discovery!

Dane County Community Development educators can occasionally work with select organizations on strategic planning. To discuss further, please contact:

Sharon Lezberg (social equity, community-based, and economic development organizations): (608) 224-3719

Michele Probst (environmental, natural resource conservation, and planning organizations): (608) 224-3718