Personal Development

Strategic Planning and Program Development (2 Days) - Virtual or In-person


This 2-day course identifies the philosophy and practical approach for strategic planning as a tool for effective program development within the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The course lays the foundation for successful strategic planning and takes students through the process for developing actionable strategic goals and objectives to guide program development. The course identifies how successful organizations integrate strategic objectives as a guiding element of successful portfolio management and program planning processes, to ensure the alignment of programs and their component subprograms, projects and ongoing operations to meet internal and external stakeholder needs.

Performance Objectives:

  • Apply the strategic planning process to develop progressive, actionable strategic goals and objectives
  • Recognize and apply the portfolio management methodology to integrate strategic goals and objectives to guide the program development and planning process
  • Understand how to ensure the strategic alignment of future programs and their components (subprograms, projects and ongoing operations)
  • Recognize how to test existing programs, subprograms and projects for alignment with an organization’s strategic goals and objectives
  • Develop and document a program business case and mandate that aligns with the organization’s strategic goals and objectives
  • Understand how to update an existing business portfolio with changes in the organization’s strategic goals and objectives, and develop recommendations for realignment of the organization’s existing programs

Audience: Employees whose work involves the planning and management of programs, subprograms and projects

Book: Strategic Planning - A Pragmatic Guide by John H Dobbs, John F Dobbs ISBN-13: 978-1521012199

Created: 12/21/19

Scheduled Class Location and Dates
City / Facility Date and Time Course Cost Cancel Date Instructor
1 Lacey

4220 6th Ave SE Bldg. 1
Lacey, WA 98503
  • Jan 25 2021 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Jan 26 2021 8:00am-4:30pm
$395.00 Wed, 01/06/2021 - 16:00 Dave Pratt