Oct 22: Strategic Planning Training

Developing a Strategic Plan for your Nonprofit Organization

Transform Minnesota is excited to host a training opportunity through our Ministry Equip initiative for nonprofits in our network. Join us to learn practical steps in creating a strategic plan for your organization from Sam Smith, Vice President of the Prouty Project.

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Thursday, October 22Sam Smith Presenting
Transform Minnesota
1515 E 66th St. Richfield, MN 55423

Putting the STRETCH in Strategy

You create strategy every day in that you make choices about how to get from where you are (at home, waking up and getting out of bed) to where you want to be (back home in bed going to sleep). The simple definition is Strategy = Choice. Engaging in this basic practice of strategic planning however creates underwhelming results and low sustainability.

Your organization, on the other hand, exists to serve greatness and delight your members and customers and produce phenomenal results and live on beyond this generation. To do so, you will need to STRETCH beyond what is “known” to begin achieving the “unimaginable”.

A strategic planning process aimed at STRETCHing your team and your organization toward significance involves vision and discipline and even a willingness to appear foolish.

In this session you will
• Understand the STRETCH elements of purpose, vision and significance
• Discover the STRETCH mindsets for unlocking creativity and innovation
• Identify your STRETCH points for immediate application

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Sam Smith sqSam Smith is Vice President and Senior Consultant with The Prouty Project, a boutique consulting firm in Minneapolis, MN specializing in business and people strategy. For close to two decades, Sam has worked with executives to shift organizational mindsets that drive effective change, create adaptive advantage, and accelerate meaningful innovation. Following his experience as a Division 1 gymnast at Michigan State University, Sam returned to Minneapolis, MN where he gained experience working in organizations ranging from startup to Fortune 20. Sam has leveraged and expanded his expertise over the years to serve leaders, teams and organizations in their efforts to creatively achieve bigger goals, bolder strategies and better collaboration. Sam joined The Prouty Project from UnitedHealth Group where he led performance consulting initiatives in Leadership Development, Team Performance Improvement and Innovation through Human Centered Design. Sam is married to wife Maureen, has 5 children ages 9-20 and lives by his two favorite questions and statements: “What if?”-“Why not?”-“We can!”-“Let’s go!”

March 11, 2014

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