Sustaining a plan, once it has been implemented, can be challenging. Staying on track is difficult, especially when new people are introduced after the plan is developed. This course anticipates the fact that all plans will need adjustments as they are implemented and provides a road map to do so. The course is designed to help keep plans and projects alive, relevant, doable, and achievable. Participants are asked to bring real-life implementation problems to class to experience peer mentoring.
Covers the four stages of plan implementation, with facilitation, collaborative tools, and methods to utilize at each level.
Building and sustaining momentum
Adjusting and remaneuvering
Participants will build skills to facilitate implementation efforts using a wide variety of tools, models, and templates by learning to:
Deal proactively with the challenges of implementing large-scale strategic plans.
Sustain momentum to bring the plans to implementation.
Review strategic plan progress and plan for upcoming initiatives.
Bring closure to plans and celebrate the team’s work.
Integrate new leadership, partners, and collaborators from multiple sectors.
Assess motivation and ability factors so that initiatives are successful.
Receive personal consulting advice on implementation challenges brought to the course.
Apply 40 keys for facilitating plan implementation success.
Use online tools to encourage participant engagement.
Ensures the hard work of planning is realized with concrete accomplishments.
Provides facilitation tools to assess and develop solutions for changing situations.
Creates teams that are enthusiastic and engaged about bringing the plan to life.
Who Should Take this Course:
Those charged with implementing plans and strategies.
Strategic plan implementation teams.
Organization and community change agents.
Local, state, and federal leaders and program managers.
Community workers, planners, project managers.
Consultants and facilitators.
Course Length: Two days
Prerequisite: None (ToP® Facilitation Methods and ToP® Strategic Planning are helpful but not required)
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