Strategic planning focuses on longer range objectives and goals
and then identifying the best approach for achieving those goals.
Strategic plans are typically 3 or 5 years but sometimes more.
It is a disciplined effort to shape and guide what an
organisation is, what it does and why it does it. Strategic
planning requires agreeing the way forward, wide-scale information
gathering, an exploration of alternatives, and an emphasis on the
future impact of present decisions.
Strategic planning plays a key role in future sustainability as
it helps to embed a long-term perspective within the
Throughout the section there are useful
resources available - case studies, weblinks to further
sources of information and various guides to download.
Agreeing the way forward