Elected Officials Education Program

Council’s Role in Strategic Planning

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Sep 24
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location
Edmonton Shaw Conference Centre

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Council’s Role in Strategic Planning

Council’s Role in Strategic Planning

The role of elected officials is to lead. They determine the long-term goals and priorities of their municipality. Doing this effectively takes skill, and an understanding of how to separate the day-to-day from the big picture. The EOEP’s Council’s Role in Strategic Planning course will explain the important role that strategic planning plays in building municipal sustainability, how councils can work together to set realistic goals, the basic elements of a strategic plan, how to set and asses strategic priorities, the roles of council and staff in strategic planning, and other information that will support you and your municipality in planning strategically for both the short- and long-term.

Module  1 : The Importance of Strategic Planning

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the legislative role of strategic planning, what the process is and what it means in your world

Module 2: Initiating the Process

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Learn how to get organized, analyze the situation and assess strategic content
  • Review municipal profile and capacity
  • Understand SWOT analysis
  • Identify issues and opportunities

Module 3: Setting the Course

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Establish direction and measure performance

Module 4: Moving Forward

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

  • Set priorities, understand responsibilities and manage priorities

 

Refund policy:

  • One month or more prior to course date:  full refund
  • Two weeks prior to course date or less:  $75 administration fee
  • One week prior to course date:  50% administration fee
  • Less than one week prior to course date or no-show:  no refund