Sometimes Planning Needs to be Less Structured

As planning facilitators, we’re often the ones keeping the meeting structured, timely, and on-pace to accomplish our client’s goals. And while that is certainly valuable in strategic planning, we were recently... By Heyden Enochson

4 Expert Tips on Coordinating the Logistics of Planning Sessions and Retreats

If there is one thing we’ve learned from nearly two decades of facilitating planning sessions and retreats, it would be you can never come too prepared. We’ve seen it all—technology failures,... By Heyden Enochson

How to Balance Strategy Reviews – How We Balanced Sailing, Sand, and Strategy

Strategy reviews are often approached with an innately serious tone and mood. And while reviews should be taken seriously and thoughtfully by your planning team, our own mid-year review reminded us... By Heyden Enochson

River Rafting Retreat on the American River in California

Last week, the OnStrategy team escaped the office for a day to ride the rapids of the American River in California. It was a great team-building exercise that got us out... By Heyden Enochson

Retreats Aren’t Always About Change

Mid-year reviews don’t always need to result in a wave of change. Sure, sometimes planning retreats can result in completely readjusting your strategic trajectory – but this doesn’t always need to... By Heyden Enochson

3 Rules We Used In Our Own Planning Retreat

With the eminent whirl-wind of the holidays and New Year approaching, our team is not immune to the pressure of strategic planning for the upcoming year. 2015 is only weeks away... By Heyden Enochson

The Horror of Using Rusty Strategy Tools

Keeping strategy front and center can sometimes feel like a bold endeavor. Perhaps for some reading this, it might even feel like having a forced visit with King Kong. You’ve seen... By Todd Ballowe

When Developing This Year’s Strategic Plan, Know Your Role

Putting leaders and managers together for a few days every year to hammer out a strategic direction is relatively straightforward. The challenge is making sure you move through strategic planning not... By Todd Ballowe

Doña Ana County Hires OnStrategy to Create a 5-Year Strategic Plan

(Doña Ana County, New Mexico) Oct. 25, 2012 – Doña Ana County awarded OnStrategy a contract to create a 5- year strategic plan that would adhere to the current quality of... By Shannon Sage

Strategic Planning Success Story: Washoe County

Washoe County is charged with meeting the needs of the 410,000 residents of Reno, Sparks, and Lake Tahoe’s Incline Village. The county hired OnStrategy for the facilitation of a series of... By Todd Ballowe

Strategic Planning Retreats: Rhodes State College

Rhodes State College, a public institution of higher learning in Ohio, is chartered to provide degree-granting career education programs, non-credit workforce development, and business and industry consulting. Enrollment, currently at over... By Todd Ballowe

Facilitating Your Organization’s Annual Strategic Planning Retreat (62 mins)

Learn the tips and tricks of preparing for, facilitating, and following up on your upcoming strategic planning retreat. Topics covered include, assessing your readiness for a strategic planning retreat, identifying who... By Ryan Olsen

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