1. Plan and prepare well to ensure success. We suggest 3 or 4 preparation meetings prior to the Strategic Planning workshop to identify goals, discuss the most effective format for the meeting, confirm the desired outcomes and prepare the organising team for their roles. Nina’s skills at presenting and communicating enable her to give sound advice on making meetings effective.
2. Prepare pre-reading, surveys, power-points and other material. Leave little to chance. A thorough preparation will enable the team to present the information in a clear and focused format. Preparation also ensures the participants arrive ready for action.
3. Have some fun. We feel that any meeting is more effective when the format is interesting, stimulating and goals are clearly identified. Nina has experience in using different materials to stimulate the discussion, including video clips, stories and games.
4. Clearly identify goals. We can help you to identify the goals and outputs that are necessary from your strategic planning workshop. We can prepare a report of the outcomes.
5. Confidence on the day. Whatever the content, the goals or the impediments, we can help your meeting run smoothly. Nina is experienced in handling complex issues and complicated situations. She will help participants to talk about what really matters, whilst keeping to time and tackling the tricky issues.
We have facilitated Strategic Planning meetings for:
- The Nature Conservancy – Strategic Planning Retreat to develop a Melanesian Conservation Action Plan
- The University of NSW – Arts and Social Sciences, Planning for Change workshop
- Macquarie University, HR Strategic Planning Workshop
- The University of NSW – Built Environment, Strategic Planning Workshop
- St John (NSW) – state wide consultation to identify issues and then numerous planning meetings
- McDonalds – Strategic Planning workshops
- Mission Australia – Strategic Planning Workshop
NSW Dept of Justice
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Richard Grellman, Chairman ASP
“Jane Elix and Nina Harding helped us to establish a Community Liaison process with our local community at a time when there was a high level of dissatisfaction and anger. This process enabled us to communicate more easily with our local community and take their concerns into account in the management of our plant.”
Doug Tucker, General Manager, Boral Asphalt NSW