A colleague and I have created a Leadership Development Program centered around “Coaching, Culture, and Communication”. My dad and I have been working on a strategic planning meeting agenda for a client. I have put these two ideas together and created a list of questions any leader could address prior to a strategic planning meeting.
- What do you want to accomplish? What are you expectations? What would make this a “home run” meeting?
- Have you ever had strategic planning meetings before? How did they turn out? If not, why are you now having one?
- Is there a gap between where you are today and where you would like to be? Describe that gap.
- What is the plan after the meeting? How are you going to implement the action items from this meeting?
- How would you describe the current culture of your organization?
- How were the attendees for this meeting chosen?
- Do you have a mission, vision, and values statement(s)? Are they used or just window-dressing?
- On a scale of 1-10, how committed are you to implementing a strategy vs. just checking the box?
- Who is going to own the strategy going forward?
- What are the costs to your organization if there is no change?
- What do the attendees know about this meeting? What pre-work have they been asked to complete?
- Who is going to kick off the meeting? Will the organization’s leader be in attendance all day?
- Have dates, start-end times, lunches, breaks, and dress code for the meeting been communicated?
- Who will communicate the plan, implementation, wins, strengths, improves, and developmental areas after the meeting?