Forest Or Trees What did you see first?
Strategic Visioning • Collectively- creates a proactive plan for the future • Long term plan • Defines the organization • Details principles and beliefs • Gives organization power to create and design personal values
Strategic Planning • Process that guides day-day planning of organization • The steps that are critical to reach the goal • Provides a framework and structure by which to meet the needs of the organization
Mission Statement National 4-H Council MissionTo advance the 4-H youth development movement to build a world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.
Steps to Creating a Vision Step 1 Frame the question Step 2 Individual Thought Step 3 and 4 One-on-One Sharing
Step 5 Develop Themes Step 6 Breakout groups write vision statement Step 7 Select the vision
Purpose • Begin each meeting with vision statement • Focuses participants on the goal • Provides direction for all decisions • Jumping off point- can now develop strategic plan
Strategic Plan- -Why? • Good management tool • Provides measurable objectives to complete along the way • Leads you to the vision- allows focus of energy
Brainstorming • Focus on generating a large amount of ideas • Creative ideas (far-fetched) • No criticism! Allow ideas to flow • Evaluate all ideas at the end of the process
Now You Try • The Question: In 5 years what should this organization have accomplished? • On a piece of paper write down as many answers to this question as you can think of
Congratulations! • You just completed the 1st and 2nd steps of creating a vision statement • Now share your ideas with a partner • Once you have both shared find a new partner and share with them
Now as a Group….. • Together we will discuss the ideas you generated • Feel free to provide feedback on specific ideas • If something we write sparks an idea in your mind- speak up!
Next… In small groups of 3-4 with those around you: • Use the key words on the board • Write down a 1-2 sentence vision statement • This should begin with “To be the best…………….
Finally • As a group write down your vision statement • Nominate 1 person to read your vision • Pay attention because then I will ask you to vote for the vision statement you think best describes the organization
Objectives • Will determine how high you jump by setting the standards • Only state one purpose and one result per each objective • Provides a forecast for future resluts
The Rules • Action Oriented • Realistic • Measurable • Clear, Precise, Definite • Step to achieve vision
Measure A Change In • Behavior • Action • Knowledge • Skills • Products • Adoption of practice
Put it into action On a big piece of paper draw a lily pond Imagine you are standing on one side and our Vision Statement and the Organization are on the other side. Draw and label the lily pads that will help you reach your goal.
In retrospect A good _____________ and ___________ will define the organization and help aid in overall achievement of the vision.