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NVAA Advanced Skills Institute Schedule, Goals, and Objectives

The goals for the Strategic Planning for Program Managers are to:

  • Use strategic planning processes that include stakeholder and coalition input to develop and implement a strategic plan.

Active participation in each of the following training modules will help you accomplish these learning objectives.


  • Define strategic planning.
  • Describe why strategic planning is important.
  • Describe the steps of the strategic planning process.

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  • Describe why preparing for the strategic planning process is important.
  • Explain how to prepare for the strategic planning process.
  • Recognize if an organization is ready to initiate the strategic planning process.
  • Describe the process for assessing your organization.
  • Explain the steps of a SWOT analysis.
  • Determine sources of data for assessing your organization.
  • Identify examples of guiding statements.
  • Create strategies for setting priorities based on the list of goals and objectives.
  • Describe the importance of having clear guiding statements, goals, and objectives for a strategic plan.
  • Create clear guiding statements, goals, and objectives for a strategic plan.
  • Identify elements of an action plan and strategies for developing an action plan.
  • Develop an action plan.
  • Establish priorities for implementing an action plan.
  • Explain the importance of marketing a strategic plan to clients and stakeholders.
  • Describe the process of creating an outline of a strategic plan.