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Our strategic planning consultants have been trusted by 1000s of organizations to build and implement their strategic plans.

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Strategic planning consulting to create sustainable growth and impact.

Our expert strategic planning consultants partner with you to establish a bold vision supported by an agile strategy with OKRs to accelerate your impact. Then, your strategic planning consultant stands up an implementation approach supported by our app to keep your bold direction connected to your team’s day-to-day.

Here’s why we’re the clear choice for your strategic planning services:

We’ve built 1000s of plans. Seriously 1000s.

Every plan framework, every size plan, always implementation-ready. We have 20 years of planning experience. Business fads come and go, but good strategy stands the test of time.

We’re running more than 300 strategy execution cycles right now.

We stand up implementation processes that are sticky, consistent, and lightweight. We promise you’ll never launch and leave your plan.

We’re with you at every step of your journey.

We’ve been in the business of strategic planning services and facilitation for nearly two decades. We have seen the hurdles, know how to avoid them, and guide you through the entire planning process to build a great plan the first time.

Our strategic planning consultants are serious about helping leaders achieve their vision and create growth. Here’s how we’ll help:

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Our strategic planning consulting approach sidesteps the painpoints in planning.

We’ll work with your team to create an agile approach to engage your team and connect them to what matters most in your organization. build a great plan that sticks — the first time. contact us to get started ., collaborate to create a bold vision of the future.

Collect insights from your team to define a bold vision of your organization’s future.

Build a Plan with a Growth Strategy and Goals/OKRs

Build a plan with a growth strategy, goals/OKRs, and action plans.

Set & Adopt an Agile Execution Cycle

We’ll co-create a custom strategy execution cycle that’s been field tested by thousands of teams.

Recalibrate Quarterly, Refresh Annually

Walk away with a planning and implementation approach you can replicate to refresh your plan.

How we deliver strategic planning consulting services:

  • Strategic Plan Facilitation

Let our experts lead the process for you to build a plan virtually or onsite.

Facilitation Services

Strategy Coaching

Lead your planning process with support and guidance from an expert coach.

OKR Consulting

Create a plan with OKRs aligned to your organization’s strategic direction

About Us

Meet our a few of our expert strategic planning consultants.

Erica Olsen, Strategic Planning Consultant

Erica Olsen

Ceo and co-founder.

Erica Olsen quite literally wrote the book on strategic planning – Strategic Planning for Dummies, in fact.

As CEO and co-founder of OnStrategy, Erica has dedicated almost twenty years to growing OnStrategy with one goal in mind; help organizations around the globe create and implement strategic plans to achieve their bold visions of success.

Erica’s expertise as a strategic planning consultant includes strategic plan facilitation, strategy design, implementation, OKRs, and consistent results management. Her dedication to the craft of strategic planning has helped organizations like Patagonia, Microsoft, Make-A-Wish, the City and County of San Francisco, and Keystone Healthcare Management.

Erica’s Expertise as a Strategic Planning Consultant:

  • Internal and External Assessments
  • Brand Strategy
  • Executive Team and Board Retreats
  • Culture Shift
  • Team Leadership
  • Business Development and Performance Management
  • Strategic Plan Roll-Out
  • Strategic Plan Adoption

Previous Clients

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  • MGM Resorts
  • Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
  • Brycon Construction
  • Washoe County
  • City of Reno

Principal Strategist

Jeff is always looking at the bigger picture. His ability to step back, assess, and analyze how things fit together strategically is among the reasons he is one of our most efficient and effective senior strategic planning consultants.

Jeff has experience in revenue recognition and brand development for organizations ranging from startup to venture-backed and publicly traded. His versatility and background give him the versatility to help our clients find solutions to the complex problems they face. His client rap sheet includes Intuit, IBM, Harley Davidson, and Volcom.

Jeff Brunings, Strategic Planning Consultant

  • Sales and Sales Methodology
  • Business Consulting
  • Advisory Services
  • Team Leadership and Mentorship
  • Communications
  • Maryland Food Bank
  • Outdoor Industry Association
  • Reno Rodeo Association

Kim Perkins, Strategic Planning Consultant

Kim Perkins

Kim’s kind nature encases everything she does. While practical and pragmatic, her approach truly comes from her internal desire to bring people together to see success. As a consultant, her focus is empowering the public sector with the strategy to make an impact in our communities.

As an expert in public sector planning, her work as a strategic planning consultant includes various governments, non-profits, and school districts. Clients who’ve seen success directly from her career include Boy Scouts of America, North Slope Borough School District, Sovereign Nation of the Chitimacha Tribe, and the Discovery Museum of Northern Nevada.

Kim’s Expertise as a Strategic Planning Consultant

  • Growth Strategy
  • Plan Design and Implementation
  • School Districts and Non-profit Management
  • University of the Redlands
  • University of Santa Cruz
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • First Star Credit Union

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Tap in to our team of expert strategic planning consultants to build your agile plan today., leigh abbott.

Leigh leverages decades of experience across a multitude of industries to move companies through strategic planning and change management. She’s an expert in communication and collaboration, driving organizational growth through the strategic planning and implementation process.

Leigh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Penn State; an MBA from Virginia Wesleyan University; and is currently a doctoral student, Strategic Leadership at Liberty University.

Leigh Abbott, Strategic Planning Consultant

  • Strategic Planning Consulting
  • Canadian Automobile Association
  • County of Santa Clara – TSS
  • Dacro Industries
  • Commute.Org

Kamryn Mock

Kamryn Mock

Lead strategist.

As our team’s youngest strategist, Kamryn landed at OnStrategy equipped with the skills essential to navigating the 21st Century business environment. Her clients’ success is rooted in her commitment to learning as much as possible through listening, collaboration, and forward-thinking.

Kamryn has become one of our strategy implementation and execution experts, helping organizations around the globe roll out their plans and adopt an approach to keep their teams focused on what’s critical to success. Her client list includes the Maryland Food Bank, City of Reno, and Credit Union West, just to name a few.

Expertise as a Strategic Planning Consultant

  • Research Design and Synthesis
  • Project Management
  • Client Relationship Management
  • Facilitation Synthesis
  • Strategic Planning Facilitation
  • The King Center
  • Destination Madison
  • Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
  • City and County of SF, Digital Services
  • Costa Farms

Meet a few of our partner consultants.

Stacye Thrasher Brim

Stacye Thrasher Brim Principal Strategist

Jeffrey Prottas

Jeffrey Prottas Principal Strategist

Jennifer Cunningham

Jennifer Cunningham Lead Strategist

Cammy Elquist LoRé

Cammy Elquist LoRé Lead Strategist

Why ceos, csos, & strategy leaders ❤️ onstrategy, “i have been telling my peers about our off site and how impressed i was with our facilitator and onstrategy. bringing onstrategy in was probably the best thing i have done.”.

Applied Network Solutions

CEO/CO-Founder

Applied Network Solutions

“The level of individual engagement is great all around! And your leadership through this strategic planning process has been excellent.”

Dallas Smith

Dallas Smith

Executive VP, Co-Founder

Healing HealthCare Systems

“Thank you so much for all your help with the process this year! Having your guidance and suggestions made it so much smoother, and now we are ready to kick off the execution stage!”

Chi Nguyen

VP of Marketing

“I’m very pleased with how the team was able to knock out so much last year despite the unrest and uncertainty. We stuck to the intent of the plan and made use of its agile nature. All of the preparation and discussions to build the plan really paid off as we shifted on what felt like a weekly basis.”

DT Minich

President/CEO

Experience Kissimmee

“The software made it easier for the team build out their respective department goals, targets, and supporting initiatives. We've been doing planning for 20 years and we're finally driving a level of coordination, communication, and collaboration across all nine of our divisions”

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VP of Marketing and Business Development

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Strategic planning consultants to 2x your impact. Guaranteed, or your money back.

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A strategic planning consultant leads organizations through the process of building a strategic plan. This includes conducting a current state analysis for the organization, collecting insights from the team, creating the framework for the planning sessions, facilitating the planning retreats, building the organization’s strategic plan, and ensuring successful implementation and adoption.

We offer retreat facilitation, employee insights, market assessments and competitive analyses, strategic planning, OKR coaching, organization benchmarking, OKR consulting services, and strategic plan implementation services.

Expert strategic planning consultants offer services to organizations to lead strategic planning sessions, build strategic plans, create strategic goals and OKRs, develop and identify growth strategies, and help organizations successfully implement and adopt their plans with an agile implementation process.

After the initial 90-day plan build, we will set quarterly meetings to review your OKRs and goals and recalibrate your plan for the next 90 days.

A strategic planning consultant will help your organization with every step of your strategic plan build. Your consultant should be experienced, knowledgeable, organized, and have a proven framework to build your strategic plan.

An expert strategic planning consultant should be able to build your plan in as few as 90 days.

We help leaders achieve their visions of success.

We dig in deep and help clients solve their biggest challenges. listen in to see how our clients work everyday to achieve their visions of success:.

Bright Path Labs

The Best Visions Connect to Your Head, Heart, and Soul

Tony Quiñones, Bright Path Labs

Strategy Stories

Washoe County

Using a Bold Vision to Solve Homelessness

Dana Searcy, Washoe County

Marylabnd Food Bank

Strategy is Communication, Communication is Strategy

Meg Kimmel & Carmen Del Guercio

JF Brennan

Creating the Next Generation of Leaders and Stewards of our Waterways

Patagonia

Aligning an Organization & Leadership Team to Save the Planet

Make A Wish

Committing to a Bigger Impact to Grant Wishes to Every Eligible Child

Authority Partners

Growing an Organization to Create Clear Ownership & Accountability

Authority Partners

CFMA

Unifying a Team with a Clear Focus to Transform the Construction Industry

Tahoe-Fund

Defining an Ambitious Strategic Plan to Preserve & Protect Lake Tahoe

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We help our clients focus, make better decisions, and grow by leveraging foresight to think and act strategically.

We're Dedicated To Your Strategic Planning Success

LBL Strategies is an international leader educating, training, and consulting strategy professionals within the discipline of Strategic Planning and Management. Headquartered in Chicago, LBL’s network of trainers and facilitators are based in Washington DC, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. We develop the skills and capabilities to help professionals and their organizations think and act strategically. Whether you are looking to lead your organization through a strategic management process, grow professionally in the discipline of strategic management or become IASP industry certified our training programs and facilitation services can help.

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Mastering Strategy Live Online 10-Week Training Program

Mastering Strategy Live Online 10-Week Training Program

An intensive, hands-on program designed to build skill sets in the management of strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation.

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Mastering Strategy On-Demand

Learn to lead the entire strategic management process at your own pace.

Mastering Foresight

Mastering Foresight

Scenario-Based Planning provides a framework for planning in uncertain times by giving organizations a structured way to think about the future.

Sept. 12 –November 14, 2023

Self-paced program, september 18-22, 2023.

Mastering Strategy Bootcamp in Dubai

Mastering Strategy Bootcamp in Dubai

An intensive, in person bootcamp program designed to build skill sets in the management of strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation.

Mastering Strategy Bootcamp in Washington, DC Metro Area

October 30 – november 3, 2023, december 4- 8, 2023.

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What Our Clients Say About Our Strategic Planning Services

“I personally like a straightforward, logical, hence teachable approach to strategic management, which this program well provided.”

“This is the best summary presentation on strategic planning management tools and techniques that I have seen to date.”

“The program has helped me in my new position to develop coaching and workshop materials for our employees.”

“I am so glad I took the program! I now have my own consulting business for public relations and strategic planning. The program enabled me to do this!”

Questions? Reach out to schedule a meeting with a member of the LBL Strategies team.

Strategy Certification and Other Training Program

Start making impactful decisions for your organization today by enrolling in one of our programs.

Our certification and other professional development programs are offered in association with the George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, part of the College of Professional Studies.

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Mastering Agile Organizational Design Certification

The practice of constructing organizational components and aligning the design and its components with the strategy.

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Strategic Thinking in the 21st Century

Align day-to-day decisions to your organization's strategic direction.

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Strategic Agility & OKRs

This one-day interactive workshop is designed to cultivate agile decision-making, with a special focus on utilizing OKRs

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Board and Governance Training

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  • Change Management

Strategic Planning

  • GE Work-Out
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Executive Coaching
  • Strategy Development/Implementation
  • Process Re-engineering
  • Supply-Chain Management/Supplier Development
  • Cost-Reduction
  • Product-Yield Increase
  • Cycle-Time Reduction/Productivity
  • Non-Value-Added Work Elimination
  • Organizational Integration
  • Global Standardization
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Gagnon Associates

Management & Organizational Consulting

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SETTING STRATEGY WITH EXECUTION IN MIND

Seasoned strategic planning consulting services.

Our Associates are seasoned strategic planning consultants who deliver highly experienced strategic planning consulting services.  We can help you and your executive team develop an integrated strategic plan that builds clarity and consensus among you on a critical game-plan for the future success of your business.  Just as importantly, our team-based approach to strategic plan development orchestrates the involvement of your key stakeholders in a way that optimizes your chances for successful plan implementation.  And as any executive leader knows, a strategic plan is only as good as your ability to  execute  it effectively.

Our Proven Approach to Strategic Plan Development & Implementation Services

“. . . your business focus to Strategic Planning . . . and the advance preparation you demand of yourselves make planning sessions the most productive I have ever experienced in my career.” . . . read more

In the case of a business that is developing a strategic plan for the first time or one whose existing plan requires a completely fresh take, the process described here has delivered solidly for many of our clients over many years.  (Please see what our clients say, below.)

The cornerstones of our successful Team-Based Strategic Planning Process are:

  • an open, candid, fact-based assessment of a company’s current and prospective operating environment
  • customized, structured planning Conferences, carefully designed and facilitated by Gagnon Associates consultants, against concrete outcome goals
  • a parallel, “Offline,” Feedback/Input Process, “interleaved” with planning Conferences, that enables representatives of a company’s key stakeholder groups to review and influence in-process planning material, as well as to provide fresh, “front-end” inputs to planning Conference discussions and deliberations.

This approach facilitates broader organizational involvement in the kind of high-level planning that is often the exclusive purview of only senior-most executives.

Since commitment and ownership are always a function of involvement, our Team-Based Strategic Planning Process not only provides a leadership team with the data, setting, process and support they need to achieve alignment among themselves, it also ensures the kind of stakeholder involvement that’s needed to build broader ownership for the final plan and commitment to its ultimate implementation.

Strategic Planning Model

Getting Started:  Strategic Plan Development

The “Strategic Planning Model,” shown here, lays out our most comprehensive Team-Based Strategic Planning Process at a glance.

It begins with:

  • Confidential Executive Interviews of the Planning Team members, conducted by the Gagnon Associates consultant who will be leading the Strategic Planning Process,
  • macro business environment,
  • major competitors,
  • financial and organizational health.

This contextual material, as well as a thorough SWOTS analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) serves to lay the factual foundation upon which all subsequent planning Conference deliberations are based.

The Strategic Planning Conferences

The Planning Conferences represent the heart of the Team-Based Strategic Planning Process.  A configuration of three, two-day sessions, taking place over as little as three months, has proven suitable for many clients, but, again, our experience enables us to customize this schedule, as required, to suit client needs.

The accompanying “Architecture” depicts the key strategic questions the Planning Team works through in the course of the Conferences and the sequence in which they confront these questions.

Strategic Planning Architecture Chart

  • unbiased management of the content agenda and the deliberative process,
  • the CEO’s interaction as a full participant vs. obligatory “meeting leader”
  • a healthy confrontation of critical, yet sometimes sensitive, issues identified in Executive Interviews and surfaced anonymously and “safely” by the consultant/facilitator,
  • high-productivity sessions based on a proven approach vs. “making it up as you go along.”

“Offline” Organizational Feedback/Input Process

Between the formal Planning Conferences, members of the Planning Team serve as “Task Team” Leaders.  Following a process provided by Gagnon Associates, “Task Team” Leaders meet with representatives from the enterprise’s broader constituencies to:

  • review and prepare feedback on previous Conference draft outputs and outcomes and
  • provide input to the strategic questions to be addressed in subsequent Conferences.

“Task Team” Leaders prepare this “Offline” material for presentation and discussion at the Planning Conferences, thus ensuring substantive stakeholder input to the Strategic Planning Process.

This in-process involvement before a strategic plan is final builds awareness and ownership for the planning process itself and maximizes the chances for broader organizational “buy-in” for the strategic plan that results.  In terms of effective implementation, this approach provides a leadership team with far better chances of gaining traction for new direction than if, as is so often the case, their strategic plan had been “hatched” privately behind closed doors.  In this case, the likelihood of a successful strategic plan implementation is much stronger.

Clients of Our Strategic Planning Process

We have conducted customized applications of our Team-Based Strategic Planning Process for executive leadership from the following for-profit companies:

  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • The First-Brands Corporation
  • Rodale, Inc.
  • Russ Berrie and Company, Inc.
  • The Orvis Company
  • POLO.COM  (a subsidiary of Polo Ralph Lauren)
  • Financo, Inc.
  • Noble International, LTD

In the non-profit arena, we have conducted Strategic Planning engagements for:

  • St. Bonaventure University
  • The Frank Foundation,
  • Gilda’s Club
  • Food Pantries of the Capital District (Albany, NY)
  • Trout Unlimited
“I’d like to focus primarily on the benefits of the Strategic Planning Process to the leadership of the company, that is, to me as CEO and to my leadership team. First, my top-line statement would be that I gained valuable insights that encouraged me to change my style and approach to leading the company.” ... Read the full Testimonial »

Perk Perkins , President The Orvis Company, Inc. Manchester, VT, USA

“We had just completed a major acquisition in Europe that almost doubled the size of the Company. We were in the beginning of the process of not only combining our businesses – one in North America and the other in Europe – but, since the entire senior management team of the European business stayed on to continue to run the business, we also needed to meld together two very different cultures, while determining how to create value. "Of importance to me as CEO was the opportunity that the Strategic Planning Process provided for this new, global senior management team to work together and become more comfortable with each other. By the end of our last planning session, each of the executives who participated truly believed they had played an important role in developing our new Strategic Plan and that their voice had been heard and respected. "In this context, Gagnon Associates’ involvement with Noble was invaluable.” ... Read the full Testimonial »

Thomas L. Saeli , Chief Executive Officer Noble International, LTD Troy, Michigan, USA

"The Strategic Planning Process provided clarity and concreteness to our goals, strategies, and timetables. It also created a bond that brought my group together both as a new business as well as a team. Most importantly, your process allowed me to create a real sense of commitment within our group that has helped us survive a volatile business environment. To this day, we still speak the “language” established in that first strategy session over a year ago." ... Read the full Testimonial »

Jeffrey D. Morgan , Director, Licensing Polo Ralph Lauren New York, New York, USA

“I . . . want to note that working with Gagnon Associates has been a real pleasure. Your business focus to Strategic Planning, your skills in facilitation and the advance preparation you demand of yourselves make planning sessions the most productive I have ever experienced in my career.” ... Read the full Testimonial »

John R. Caulfield , former President & CEO Leominster Credit Union Leominster, MA, USA

As you know, I’ve been running Trout Unlimited for 12 years, a period of time that has included the development of three strategic plans. Yet I can say I have never had a better sense that senior management and volunteer leaders were more committed or engaged. This time around, it’s so strong it’s almost palpable. ... Read the full Testimonial »

Charles F. Gauvin , President and CEO Trout Unlimited Arlington, VA, USA

Case Study: Strategic Plan Development & Implementation

THE COMPANY: America’s oldest direct-mail catalogue marketing company. THE SITUATION: After years of enviable growth, the company encounters a business down turn and withstands the first layoffs in its history. Impact on company morale is significant, and though the imperative to resolve on a future course is clear, ... Read the full Case Study »

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LRI guides and facilitates leadership teams through the process of thinking and acting strategically, resulting in clear, detailed strategic plans. We:

  • Facilitate discussions about key trends affecting your strategic position.
  • Engage both internal and external stakeholders in envisioning the future.
  • Develop and refresh focus, including purpose, mission, vision, and core values.
  • Facilitate decisions about priorities for change and related strategies.
  • Help determine how success will be measured.
  • Build organizational support and buy-in for the plan.
  • Translate the strategic thinking into a clear, usable strategic plan.

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Example Clients : California State Auditor, California’s Department of Managed Health Care, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), University of Southern California, WellSpace Health, Sacramento Tree Foundation.

What are the steps in LRI’s strategic planning process?

1) We help you look objectively at the key trends and factors affecting your organization’s position and help you assess where the opportunities are to achieve greater impact.

This is typically where a trends analysis, or a S.W.O.C. analysis comes in handy, looking at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges facing the organization. As issues are identified, we keep focused on: What data do we have and what does it tell us? How significant is this problem relative to your competitors or peers? What is within your power to control?

2) We help you envision different scenarios for the future and make decisions about the future you want to build toward.

Scenario thinking enables leadership teams to think creatively about different avenues for the organization. What are ways to grow? How could you strengthen your connections to suppliers and customers? What ultimate outcomes are you trying to achieve? What would success look like in one year? In three years? How would you measure success? These are all good questions to grapple with as you envision the future.

3) Once the vision is clear, we help leadership teams translate the vision into decisions about goals, objectives, strategies and resources. This is when strategic thinking becomes a strategic plan.

Once the vision is clear, we facilitate discussions that help our clients define specific goals and objectives, along with strategies for how to achieve those goals and objectives, how resources will be applied to achieve those goals – and how to measure whether the intended outcomes are being achieved. Our team will translate that framework into a clearly written, well-structured strategic plan.

4) We help teams develop action plans – and monitor the ongoing progress toward the plan’s goals.

Once the strategic plan is finalized, action planning should occur within the organization. We can facilitate the development of action plans that tie directly to the strategic plan’s larger goals and objectives. We can also facilitate the ongoing monitoring process, following up on action steps, and determining whether your plan is achieving the intended results. This is often where a strategic planning process falters – and why the commitment to track the plan on an ongoing basis – and adjust course as needed – is so important.

How do we get started?

If you are interested in talking with one of our consultants, please  contact us online  or leave a message at (800) 598-7662.

For public entities, you can email an RFP to [email protected] . LRI contracts with the state of California and local governments as a part of the  California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS) .

California State Board of Equalization

We used LRI to assist our agency with an employee assessment survey this summer. LRI was very accommodating and easy to work with. BOE is very happy to be a client and will use LRI’s expertise again.

University of California Press

LRI helped us experience a real change in the way that we do planning and resolve problems. It made it possible for us to say exactly what we wanted to say, and for others to hear exactly what we said. Looking back, I wonder why we didn’t do this before.

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We used LRI to assist our agency with an employee assessment survey this summer. LRI was very accommodating and easy to work with. We are very happy to be a client and will use LRI’s expertise again.

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Strategic Planning and Management Consultants Ltd (SPMC)

Strategic Planning and Management Consultants Ltd (SPMC) is a Private Limited Company committed to provide consultancy services to any Government, NGO, and autonomous, semi-autonomous or private limited or proprietary organization. The nature and type of such works would provide study services ranging from broader (master) planning and pre-feasibility level to detailed design and bidding documents, as well as project management and implementation support for infrastructure and development projects in the core field of civil engineering, transport, rural and agriculture development, and related institutional, social, and environmental impact studies.

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Strategic Planning and Management Consultants Ltd (SPMC), a cloud of professionals from different horizon, emerged to serve consultancy in the core field of civil engineering, transport, rural and agriculture development, and related institutional, social, and environmental impact studies. Main focus of SPMC is to yield engineering solutions for developing, managing and protecting natural resources of Bangladesh. The company offers services in the areas of riverbank protection, design of river training structures, Design of hydraulic structures, pump station hydraulic design, hydrology and water quality; GIS services; floodplain management, irrigation, drainage and flood control. In addition, it provides project planning, preparation, and evaluation services, institutional strengthening and capacity development, environmental and social impact assessment, economic and financial analysis, and project implementation services. It also offers dredging, river management and navigation related services. SPMC team encompasses experts from different fields with unparalleled work experiences and it has collaborations with other dominating national and international organizations, government departments and donor agencies.

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Strategic Planning Consultants: Your Complete Guide

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Guide to strategic planning consultants

If your organization is preparing for a strategic planning process, you’ve likely heard the advice to find a great strategic planning consultant.

But finding that great consultant is often easier said than done. While there are plenty of strategic planning consultants out there, the trick is finding one that’s right for your unique organization.

In this article we cover:

Strategic Planning Basics

The role of a strategic planning consultant.

  • How to Choose a Strategic Planning Consultant , including services and fees
  • Working Effectively with Your Consultant
  • What to Expect Once Your Strategic Plan is Completed

Before you start searching for a strategic planning consultant, it’s worth reviewing what strategic planning actually is, why it matters, and the consultant’s role.

What is strategic planning?

Strategic planning is a structured process to guide an organization in creating, documenting and committing to a vision for the future, including the strategies, goals, objectives and activities that will bring that vision to life.

A strategic planning process culminates in the creation of a strategic plan. So, what is a strategic plan?

A strategic plan is a written roadmap for where an organization is going, how it will get there, and specific ways to determine if the organization has “arrived” at the destination. Through a strategic planning process, organizations might clarify their vision for the coming 3, 5, 10, or more years. However measurable goals and actions plans typically cover a shorter 3-5-year period.

While many organizations and consultants focus their energy on the written document, strategic planning is more than a simple product. A written plan can easily be shoved in a drawer or left on a shelf. And it often is. According to studies, over 60% of strategic plans never make it to full implementation .

That’s why it’s important to focus on strategic planning as a process.

Strategic planning is a process, not a product.

The process of bringing together an organization’s leadership and stakeholders to build a shared vision for the future is arguably the most important part of strategic planning.

What is a strategic plan? A strategic plan is a written roadmap for where an organization is going, how it will get there, and specific ways to determine if an organization has "arrived" at the destination.

Why is strategic planning important?

Without a strategic plan, organizations and their leaders often struggle to prioritize. Daily, leaders make choices about programs, staff, infrastructure, technology, and more. Each choice carries real financial consequences. Without a strategic plan to guide decision-making, it’s easy to spend precious staff and financial resources on ineffective work that doesn’t truly advance your mission.

Another common problem is mission drift or mission creep —where organizations take on projects and programs that distract from, rather than contribute to, core missions. We often see this accompanied by burnout, low staff morale and high turnover. It can also affect fundraising and financial stability.

If an organization’s leader doesn’t know where they’re going, how can they expect staff, board, volunteers and donors to follow?

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Luckily, the strategic planning process can yield important benefits for your organization. The process helps you:

  • Build consensus across your board and staff leadership about your organization’s direction, programmatic and financial priorities, and measures for success. This creates valuable buy-in that will keep your team focused and supportive through the inevitable ups and downs.
  • Align your entire organization around a shared vision for the future—one that is clear, concise, and motivating. Research shows that 95% of employees don’t understand their company’s strategy . Getting your full team on the same page can be transformative.
  • Increase your impact and better leverage your resources. You’ll set clear and measurable organizational goals and gain the tools to evaluate progress in real-time. You can identify what’s working and what isn’t—and course correct to better use precious financial and staff resources.
  • Kick-start strategic decision making —a decision-making process that is guided by long-term objectives and shared values. Your strategic plan becomes your guidepost for strategic decision-making, enabling you to identify the choices that advance your vision, mission, and values rather than work against them.

Are you ready to build a sustainable, impactful organization?

What does a strategic planning consultant do?

A strategic planning consultant oversees an organization’s strategic planning process, manages stakeholder participation and ensures successful execution. This typically includes developing a workplan and timeline, assisting with stakeholder feedback processes, facilitating strategic planning sessions or retreats, facilitating consensus building, and preparing a final written strategic plan.

A strategic planning consultant does the hard work of ensuring your planning process stays on track and is a success.

A consultant may also provide support for strategic plan implementation. This could include an overarching implementation plan and individual plans by department.

The value of a facilitated strategic planning process

While some organizations undertake strategic planning on their own, most choose to use an outside strategic planning consultant or facilitator.

Creating a strategic plan on your own may initially seem like a cost-saving measure. But it can ultimately cost your organization more. Here’s how:

  • Strategic planning requires time and investment from your senior board and staff leadership . And those hours translate to dollars. Your most highly paid staff members will inevitably spend time on the mechanics of your planning process rather than focusing on the substance of your organization’s strategy. When your CEO is spending time planning agendas or developing stakeholder questions, there are massive opportunity costs. Consultants can save CEOs time and money by taking the guesswork out of the process, simplifying the process, streamlining pre-planning processes, holding team members accountable, and more.
  • Strategic planning is a great antidote to groupthink in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations . But only if you bring in an outside facilitator. Otherwise, power dynamics may compromise your strategy process . Even senior staff members who aren’t the CEO may be less inclined to share fresh and potentially unpopular (with the CEO) input. A skilled consultant can ensure that everyone participates equally. Your facilitator creates spaces where tough feedback is welcomed rather than shut down.
  • Strategic planning requires building consensus . This can be hard if your board, staff, and other stakeholders have wildly different ideas about the direction of your organization. If you can’t move your planning group toward consensus, you risk never completing the planning process. Or, if you decide to railroad a plan through, your team won’t benefit from the buy-in that results from creating a shared vision. Your consultant will bring years of experience facilitating consensus-building while also being seen as a neutral agent .

Because of these factors, most organizations choose to work with a strategic planning consultant. This way, your board and staff leadership can focus on strategy while your consultant handles the logistics.

How To Choose a Strategic Planning Consultant

Unless you’ve worked with and liked a particular strategic planning consulting firm, you’re going to need to create a strategic planning RFP or request for proposals. Ideally, you’ll want to interview and compare proposals from at least two to three strategic planning consults.

What to look for in a strategic planning consulting firm

Generally, you will conduct an initial call with each strategic planning consulting firm to share more about your organization and goals for strategic planning. After the call, the consultant will prepare a proposal and scope for your consideration.

As you evaluate strategic planning consulting firms, you’ll want to consider:

  • Experience: Look for a consultant who has previously facilitated strategic planning processes with successful results. When it comes to consultants, there is often a sweet spot where a consultant is highly experienced—having worked with dozens of similar clients—but still committed to customizing the process for your organization. You don’t want to end up with a cookie cutter strategic planning experience that never gets below the surface.
  • Familiarity with organizations like yours: Make sure your consultant is at least familiar with your sector. For example, a mid-sized nonprofit direct service organization vs a Fortune 500 company will have very different internal and external dynamics. Also consider whether the consultant has worked with organizations of similar size, budget, and development or growth stage. If you’re a nonprofit organization, consider seeking out a consultant who specializes in nonprofit strategic planning .
  • Proposed scope: The project scope a consultant provides you will tell you a lot about their process, qualifications, and professionalism. There should be a detailed description of the full strategic planning process, including timelines and outputs. When evaluating a proposal, be sure you understand: What does the consultant’s process encompass? How long does their process take? What is the expected time commitment from your team? Make sure roles and responsibilities are clearly spelled out. For example, what elements will be included in the written strategic plan? Will there be a or other similar process conducted?
  • Strategic planning models used: There are dozens of strategic planning models and tools . Ask consultants to explain which method or methods they are proposing to use, why they recommend it or your organization, and whether it is evidence-based. For example, when discussing strategic planning models, you might hear terms like the Classic Model, Issue-based Model, Technology of Participation, SWOT Analysis, or Environmental Scan . Your strategic planning consultant should be able to clearly describe their proposed method, including the process, outcome, and approach to stakeholder engagement. If you’re interviewing multiple consultants, the number of models and terms can become overwhelming. We designed our guide to the Basics of Strategic Planning Models to help.
  • Track record: It’s best practice to ask for references—previous clients who can speak to the consultant’s work and approach. If a consultant isn’t willing to provide references, consider this a red flag.
  • Fees: All services, fees, and payment schedules should be outlined in the proposed scope. When conducting a time intensive effort like strategic planning, expect to pay a deposit up-front before work begins.

How much does a strategic planning process cost?

Strategic planning consultant fees vary widely. If you search online, you’ll find strategic planning consultant fees ranging from $5,000 up to $80,000 or more!

Which is why it’s important to understand your needs and budget up front. Consider creating a budget range and sharing that with consultants during your initial conversation. If you speak to several consultants, and most can’t work within your budget, you may need to reassess your budget and expectations.

Several factors can affect cost.

  • A consultant’s experience and size of firm. Smaller consulting firms may have lower fees, while you can expect large and well-established firms to cost more. Note the size of the firm isn’t necessarily an indicator of the quality of the process.
  • A bare-bones, cookie-cutter service vs a comprehensive, tailored process. While a bare-bones process may be tempting, keep in mind that your leadership will be doing more of the work (vs the strategy).
  • The size and complexity of your organization. A large organization with multiple affiliates in multiple cities, and a history of past mergers, will require a more complex and time-intensive strategic planning process than a smaller organization with a singular mission.

Consultants may also include additional fees for add-on services like:

  • Travel and supplies
  • Extensive stakeholder interviews or custom surveys
  • Implementation planning services
  • Department-level planning services
  • Follow-up support and ongoing services (quarterly reviews, annual reviews, etc.)

Strategic planning is usually a significant investment for an organization—both in cost and in outcome. After spending valuable time and money, you don’t want to end up with a strategic plan that doesn’t work for your organization. Which is why making sure you find the right consultant, rather than just the cheapest, is so important.

10 questions to ask a strategic planning consulting firm

As you review proposals from strategic planning consultants, or hold follow up conversations, you’ll want to ask a standard set of questions that probe below the surface. For example:

  • How will you tailor the strategic planning process for our organization?
  • How many organizations in my sector (and/or size, growth stage, etc.) have you worked with before? What are some of the lessons you’ve learned from that work and the best practices you’ve created?
  • How would you describe your facilitation style?
  • How do you approach building consensus?
  • How do you help clients navigate conflicts?
  • What do we, as organizational leaders, need to do to be successful in our strategic planning process?
  • What are the most common challenges you’ve seen organizations struggle with during the strategic planning process?
  • If you encounter strategic issues outside of your expertise, how will you handle that?
  • Once the strategic plan is ready, what support will be available for implementation? If needed, do you provide add-on services for the implementation process?
  • How often do you recommend that we consult our strategic plan? Under what conditions should it be updated or revised?

Working With a Strategic Planning Consultant

Now that you’ve vetted and selected your strategic planning consultant, it’s time to get to work!

What are the steps in a strategic planning process?

Generally, a strategic planning process includes at least three steps:

1) Preparation. This includes creating a work plan and timeline, setting roles and expectations, gathering and analyzing stakeholder input, conducting an organizational assessment to identify internal and external challenges and opportunities, and ensuring that the organization’s vision and mission are clear.

2) Strategic planning sessions or retreat. Your strategic planning consultant will facilitate one or more intensive strategy sessions with your board and staff leadership, and any other stakeholders you’ve agreed to include. This is where the hard work of building consensus and alignment truly happens.

3) Strategic plan creation. The final stage of your strategic planning process is preparing and finalizing your written strategic plan. Your plan could take different forms, such as a written report and a detailed slide deck. This is the part of the process where ensuring internal awareness, alignment, and buy-in across your organization is especially important. Make sure you work with your consultant on a thoughtful roll out strategy .

You will likely see several variations of this process among consultants. But be sure that at least these three basic elements are included.

While implementation can make or break a strategic plan, it’s generally not considered part of a strategic planning consulting scope or cost.

When to lead and when to follow

Sometimes we see organizational leaders start a strategic planning process thinking they already know the ultimate outcome. If you’re a CEO, of course, you should have a clear vision of where your organization is going. But it’s just as important to be open to new insights through the process of strategic planning.

We encourage organizational leaders to see themselves as participants in, rather than drivers of, the strategic planning process.

You’ve invested a lot of time, effort and resources in choosing your strategic planning consultant. Now it’s time to trust them. Bring your best ideas and be ready to listen to others. The magic of strategic planning is the opportunity to make unexpected connections, find creative new insights , and have plenty of “ah-ha” moments with your team.

If your strategic planning consulting firm is a bad fit

However, there is one moment where a CEO or Executive Director should step back into the driver’s seat: if your strategic planning consultant simply isn’t a good fit.

This does happen occasionally, and it can be challenging to navigate. Perhaps the consultant’s style is a mismatch. Maybe the consultant doesn’t know as much about your sector or challenges as expected. Regardless of the cause, organizational leaders owe it to themselves, their organizations, and their strategic planning consultant to call a pause.

Take a step back and have a conversation with your strategic planning consultant. Make sure your consultant’s primary point of contact is also included in this conversation. Frequently changing points of contact can create an impossible-to-navigate situation for consultants.

During your step-back conversation, share specific feedback, including concrete examples, about what isn’t working. Be open to discussing ways to get the engagement back on track. If it’s truly a wrong fit, your contract should spell out terms, conditions, and fees for ending the engagement.

Your Strategic Plan is Ready…Now What? 

Congratulations, you have completed your strategic planning process! You’ve worked with a skilled consultant to prepare a concise written strategic plan that you’re certain will position your organization for success.

Now it’s time to implement your strategic plan. Which means the work has only just begun…

How to roll out a strategic plan

If your organization has more than 20 employees, it’s likely some may know little about the strategic planning process your leadership team has gone through. Let’s be honest, even if you’ve briefed all-staff meetings, given managers talking points, and shared updates over email, many people probably haven’t paid attention. This is absolutely normal.

Which is why developing a thoughtful roll out strategy for your strategic plan is so important.

When talking to staff, board, volunteers, donors, and other stakeholders about your strategic plan:

  • Break out the toplines in easy-to-digest formats. For example, you could take your three-year goals and create a graphic, a slide deck, and a brief email.
  • Show your own authentic enthusiasm. If you’re a CEO or Executive Director and you’re not excited about your strategic plan, how can you expect your team to be? Ideally, you should wrap up the strategic planning process energized, engaged, and eager for the future. Make sure your staff, board, and stakeholders see that enthusiasm!
  • Be upfront about how the plan will affect different stakeholder groups. Staff may be especially concerned about how their jobs will be affected. For example, if you’re restructuring a program unit—or adding a new one—how will current staff positions change?
  • Create space for questions and answers. Depending on the size of your organization, this could take place in one-on-one check-ins, department meetings, all-staff meetings or—ideally—all of these.
  • Prepare for hard questions. Your strategic planning consultant should have guided you in doing the work to bring your entire team along and build buy-in. But even so, you may still encounter hard questions. Be ready by preparing FAQs or even sending a survey to gather insights on what people are most worried about and most excited about.

Operationalizing a strategic plan

Finally, it’s time to move from strategy to action. Operationalizing a strategic plan isn’t a one and done activity. Implementation lasts the life of the plan. Consider:

  • How will each department or program unit be affected? What goals is each department responsible for? If this adds work to a department, will other activities be deprioritized, or will capacity be added?
  • How many new hires will you be making? Do you have internal recruitment and HR capacity, or will you need to work with a recruiting firm? How will onboarding be handled?
  • How will you pay for new costs? If you’re a nonprofit, this means honing your fundraising strategy.
  • How will implementation decisions be made? Leaders will face constant small decisions throughout the implementation process. Is your leadership team committed to using your strategic plan as a starting point for strategic decision-making?

These questions are only the beginning.

Operationalizing a strategic plan is a major undertaking. It’s also not included in a general strategic planning scope. So you may want to consider finding a strategic planning consultant who can also help create implementation plans.

How often should a company revise its strategic plan?

Organizations should be using their strategic plan like a roadmap. That means every time you get in the car, you look at your map to make sure you know where you are and where you’re going.

Organizationally, we recommend that board and staff leadership review progress toward strategic plan goals and benchmarks on a quarterly basis (at minimum twice per year). This gives you the chance to keep your strategic vision front and center for everyone. It also enables you to learn, evaluate, and course-correct in real time.

Many strategic plans generally cover 3-5 years. So you should start thinking about the next strategic planning process during the budgeting time frame before your current plan expires. Realistically, for a new strategic planning process, most organizations take 9-12 months to explore budget options, establish scope, and secure consultants.

In some cases, you may find that your implementation has veered wildly from your original plan. If that’s the case, you probably want to invest in a revision process. At the point where your strategic plan no longer makes sense for your organization , it’s time to get a new one.

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What Does a Strategic Planning Consultant Do?

Find out what a strategic planning consultant does, how to get this job, and what it takes to succeed as a strategic planning consultant.

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Strategic planning consultant job duties.

  • Strategic Planning Consultant Salary & Outlook

Strategic Planning Consultant Job Requirements

Strategic planning consultant skills, strategic planning consultant work environment, strategic planning consultant trends, how to become a strategic planning consultant, advancement prospects.

  • Job Description Example

Strategic planning consultants help organizations develop and implement strategies that will guide their growth in the future. They may work with a variety of clients, from small businesses to large corporations or even government agencies.

Strategic planning consultants often have a background in business management or consulting. They use this knowledge to provide valuable insight into how companies can best grow their business over time.

A strategic planning consultant typically has a wide range of responsibilities, which can include:

  • Working with management to develop annual budgets and forecasting future revenue growth or decline based on changes in the economic environment
  • Preparing reports on findings, recommendations, and implementation plans
  • Developing marketing strategies to promote products or services to specific audiences
  • Conducting research to identify industry trends, competitors’ strategies, and new technologies that may affect a company’s performance
  • Developing strategic plans for companies based on their current strengths and weaknesses
  • Presenting findings to management in a clear and concise manner that can be understood by non-experts
  • Organizing internal meetings with staff to discuss strategic planning initiatives and obtain feedback from employees
  • Analyzing data to determine areas where improvements can be made to increase productivity and decrease costs
  • Recommending organizational changes to improve efficiency and profitability

Strategic Planning Consultant Salary & Outlook

Strategic planning consultants’ salaries vary depending on their level of education, years of experience, and the size and industry of the company. They may also earn additional compensation in the form of bonuses or commissions.

  • Median Annual Salary: $105,000 ($50.48/hour)
  • Top 10% Annual Salary: $223,000 ($107.21/hour)

The employment of strategic planning consultants is expected to grow much faster than average over the next decade.

Organizations will continue to hire strategic planning consultants to help them navigate a competitive environment and plan for the future. Organizations will need to stay on top of technological changes, demographic shifts, and other factors that can affect their business models.

Related: Strategic Planning Consultant Interview Questions and Answers

A strategic planning consultant typically needs to have the following qualifications:

Education: Strategic planning consultants are typically required to have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, finance or another related field. Some employers prefer to hire candidates with a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). An MBA is a two-year program that includes coursework in finance, accounting, marketing and management.

Training & Experience: Strategic planning consultants typically receive on-the-job training in the form of an apprenticeship or internship. During these periods, they work closely with experienced consultants to learn the skills and techniques they need to succeed in their roles.

Certifications & Licenses: While certifications are not required to become a strategic planning consultant, they can be useful for candidates seeking to compete for high-end positions.

Strategic planning consultants need the following skills in order to be successful:

Strategic thinking: Strategic thinking is the ability to see the big picture and understand how individual actions can affect the organization’s goals. Strategic planning consultants use their strategic thinking skills to create plans that can help companies achieve their objectives.

Business acumen: Business acumen refers to a person’s ability to understand the needs of a business and how to meet them. Strategic planning consultants use their business acumen to create plans that help businesses grow and meet their goals.

Communication skills: Strategic planning requires collaboration between teams and individuals. You may need to communicate with clients, team members and other stakeholders throughout the process. Effective communication can help you convey ideas, answer questions and resolve issues. You can use written, verbal and nonverbal communication to convey your message.

Analytical skills: Strategic planning requires the ability to analyze data and information to make informed decisions. As a strategic planning consultant, you may be responsible for analyzing data to determine the strengths and weaknesses of a company’s current strategy and how it compares to its competitors. You may also be responsible for analyzing data to determine the potential success of a proposed strategy.

Project management: Project management skills are essential for strategic planning consultants. This is because most strategic planning processes involve multiple projects, such as creating a vision, developing goals and objectives, creating a timeline and creating action plans for each goal.

Strategic planning consultants typically work in an office environment, although they may travel to meet with clients. They usually work regular business hours, although they may occasionally work overtime to meet deadlines. Strategic planning consultants typically work on teams with other consultants and support staff. They may also work with clients’ employees to gather information and provide training on strategic planning methods.

Here are three trends influencing how strategic planning consultants work. Strategic planning consultants will need to stay up-to-date on these developments to keep their skills relevant and maintain a competitive advantage in the workplace.

The Need for More Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is becoming increasingly important in today’s business world, as companies are realizing the need to have a clear vision of where they are going and how they are going to get there. This means that strategic planning consultants will be in high demand, as they can help businesses develop a strategic plan that is tailored to their specific needs.

In order to be successful in this field, strategic planning consultants will need to be able to work with a variety of different stakeholders and understand their needs. They will also need to be able to communicate the benefits of strategic planning to other members of the company.

The Emergence of Digital Transformation

The emergence of digital transformation is a trend that is quickly changing the way businesses operate. As technology advances, businesses are finding new ways to utilize digital tools in order to improve efficiency and productivity.

Strategic planning consultants can capitalize on this trend by developing expertise in digital transformation strategies. This includes understanding how to use technology to streamline operations, as well as knowing which technologies are worth investing in.

A Greater Focus on Risk Management

Risk management is an essential part of any business, but it has become even more important in recent years as businesses have become more reliant on technology.

As strategic planning consultants, you can capitalize on this trend by becoming an expert in risk management. This will allow you to help your clients identify and mitigate potential risks before they become problems. In addition, you can also help them to create a disaster recovery plan in case something does go wrong.

A strategic planning consultant career can be a great way to use your business skills in a new and exciting way. As a strategic planning consultant, you’ll work with companies of all sizes to help them develop and implement effective strategies that will allow them to reach their goals.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have strong business acumen, be able to think strategically, and be able to see the big picture. You’ll also need to be able to work well with people from all levels of an organization, as well as have excellent communication skills.

Strategic planning consultants typically advance in their careers by taking on larger and more complex projects. As they successfully complete projects and develop a reputation for excellence, they may be able to command higher fees for their services. In addition, strategic planning consultants who develop a strong network of clients may eventually be able to start their own consulting firm.

Strategic Planning Consultant Job Description Example

Strategic planning is essential for businesses of all sizes to ensure they are allocating resources effectively to achieve their long-term goals. We are looking for a strategic planning consultant to help us develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the field of strategic planning, as well as a proven track record of success in developing and executing strategic plans. He or she will be able to work independently and be able to think creatively to solve problems. The strategic planning consultant will be responsible for conducting research, analyzing data, and developing recommendations for the strategic direction of the company.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Understand the client’s business and industry, including key drivers of success
  • Develop an understanding of the client’s current strategy and performance
  • Conduct interviews with key stakeholders to gather information on the company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
  • Analyze data and develop recommendations for the client’s strategic direction
  • Prepare presentations to share findings and recommendations with the client
  • Facilitate workshops with the client to generate buy-in for the proposed strategic direction
  • Develop implementation plans for the client, outlining actions, timelines, and responsible parties
  • Monitor progress of the implementation plan and make adjustments as needed
  • Evaluate the results of the implementation and make recommendations for improvements
  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends and best practices in strategic planning
  • Maintain a network of contacts in the strategic planning field
  • Continuously develop own skills and knowledge in the field of strategic planning

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • 10+ years in strategy consulting, corporate strategy, or a related field
  • Proven ability to lead strategic planning projects from start to finish
  • Excellent analytical skills with experience developing quantitative models
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills
  • Outstanding project management skills
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • MBA or other advanced degree
  • Experience in the technology, healthcare, or financial services industries
  • Experience working with Fortune 500 companies
  • Knowledge of market analysis tools and techniques
  • Familiarity with business intelligence software

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Local Strategic Planning: The Case of Russia

  • Alexey G. Barabashev 6 &
  • Sergey A. Semenov 7  
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This chapter is meant to highlight the peculiarities of strategic planning in the Russian Federation. The great variety of cultures and traditions of social and economic conditions of Russian regions is compensated by the standardization of Federal legislation on strategic planning and strict requirements about the structure of regional and municipal strategy as well as procedures of strategy preparation and realization.

This situation turns strategic planning in the Russian Federation into a stratified and bulky bureaucratic process, with elements of methodical arbitrariness and an abundance of control and supervising functions. At the municipal level, additional difficulties of strategic planning are caused by a dependence on subsidies of most municipalities from federal and regional funds that are allocated “from above”, by a multilevel system of municipal management. Recently the process of strategic planning is resulting in uneven resource allocation and considerable financing deficit at the lowest levels (rural settlements). Nevertheless, strategic planning in the Russian Federation in general induces municipalities to think more carefully about their core purposes and tasks to find the proper proportion of allocated resources and results of their use.

  • Local strategic planning
  • Municipal strategy
  • Administrative reform
  • Subjects of the Russian Federation
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Law “On the General Principles of Organization of Local Self-Governance in the Russian Federation.”

The Russian constitutional crisis of 1993, 1995 Parliamentary elections and 1996 Presidential elections, the economic default of 1998 and Yeltsin’s renunciation and early elections of the Russian President in 2000.

Protest movements have been far weaker compared to the past. For example, compare Bolotnaya square protests in 2012 with recent presidential election results with the winner margin being enormous −76% versus 12%.

For a detailed description of present conditions of the regulatory legal base of strategic planning in the Russian Federation, including the list of regulations and the recommendation about improvement of their structure and application, see Klimenko et al. ( 2015 ).

http://gasu.gov.ru/stratdocuments?docLevel=1&docLevel=102&docLevel=101&docType=102&docType=202 (date of the access—July 30, 2017). It is interesting to note that upon review of annual data (for August 12, 2016), the total number of strategic planning documents for regions one year ago (territorial subjects of the Russian Federation) was “only” 603 regional and 6900 municipal strategic document`s (see Klimenko et al. 2016 ). Thus, for last year the “explosive” growth and expansion of the number of strategic municipal planning documents in Russia is well observed. The reason for this phenomenon is an interesting area for further research.

Barabashev and Klimenko ( 2017 ) describe the two phases of reform, their components, actors, social and political conditions and the most important moments of interaction of both reforms.

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