Implementing and Sustaining Your Strategic Plan: A Workbook for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

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Based on John Bryson's acclaimed comprehensive approach to strategic planning, the Implementing and Sustaining Your Strategic Plan workbook provides a step-by-step process, tools, techniques, and worksheets to help successfully implement, manage, and troubleshoot an organization's strategy over the long haul.

This new and immensely practical workbook helps organizations work through the typical challenges of leading implementation for sustained change. It spotlights the importance of effective leadership for long-term successful strategic plan implementation. The authors include a wealth of tools designed to help with goal and objective setting, budgeting, stakeholder analysis, prior- ity reconciliation, strategies in practice, special leadership roles, cultural changes, and more.

The workbook's conceptual framework, step-by-step process, and worksheets can be applied in a variety of ways. It can be used as a whole, or selected parts can be used by board members, boards of directors, senior management teams, implementation teams, and task forces on a regular basis throughout the process of sustained implementation. The workbook's individual worksheets, or combinations of worksheets, can be used as needed to address a variety of implementation-related tasks.


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Understanding Implementation and Assessing Readiness
Getting Organized
Clarifying Strategic and Operational Directions
Resourcing and Structuring Implementation Alignment and Ongoing Learning
Maintaining Readjusting or Terminating Strategies

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John M. Bryson is the McKnight Presidential Professor of Planning and Public Affairs in the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and in 2011 received the Dwight Waldo Award from the American Society for Public Administration for "outstanding contributions to the professional lit- erature of public administration over an extended scholarly career." He consults widely on strategic management with public, nonprofit, and business organizations in the United States and abroad.

Sharon Roe Anderson, cofounder of Aurora Consulting, is an experienced facilitator and consultant around issues related to strategic planning, team building, facilitation, nonprofit board governance, and implementation.

Farnum K. Alston is the founder of The Crescent Company and has worked on hundreds of strategic planning projects for public, business, and nonprofit organizations.

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