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The One-Page Strategic Plan

  • NMC University Center, Room 7 2200 Dendrinos Drive Traverse City, MI, 49684 United States (map)

Pack a lunch and join us to learn about a practical one-page approach to strategic planning and execution! This approach, often referred to as A3 planning, can serve as a storyboard for your organization’s strategic plan. It can provide historical context through shared accomplishments, challenges, key learning, and available resources. It can also capture action steps, learning, and responses to learning as you move forward.

The A3 is a tool that, when used properly, fosters understanding and dialogue, leads to good organizational decisions, and supports all levels of staff to experiment, learn, and overcome challenges. The benefit of using A3 plans rather than traditional strategic plans is that they are created by and followed as a group, and can be easily posted and updated. A3’s are created out in the open, and are living documents.

In this workshop, you will quickly be introduced to the why, what, and how of the A3 planning process, and then spend the majority of your time practicing the process using content from your own work. You will populate the A3, share your work in small groups, and give and receive feedback to support the learning of you and your peers.

This workshop will include approximately 25% presentation of the subject matter and 75% guided active engagement by participants.

This session will provide value to:

  • Leaders at any level of your organization

  • Aspiring leaders or change champions

  • People looking for processes that support healthy cultures

  • People looking for new tools to aid the planning process


Earlier Event: October 19
Introduction to Adaptive Leadership
Later Event: October 26
Collaborative Mindsets