Strategy into Action - How to be a top participatory strategic planner!
Objectives of the course
• Introduce specially-designed ten-step dynamic participatory strategic planning
• Demystify strategic planning language and approaches
• Identify your own strategic planning challenges and how to solve them
• Present participatory approaches to planning that you can use in your own organisations
What will I take away?
You will be able to create your own participatory strategic planning process using the ten-step framework, to make your planning, fun, motivating, and ensure by-in from all your team. You will be able to try out creative new facilitation ideas and techniques that can be adapted for any meeting; and learn key terms and concepts and how to think, lead and act strategically. All in a day’s work!
Facilitator: Esua Goldsmith, Anona Development Consultancy
Style: Participatory, experiential, dynamic, challenging - and fun!
9.30 Arrivals and Coffee
9.45 Introduction to the day
• Expectations of participants
• What’s the point of strategic planning when we’re all stressed out and don’t have time?
• Participatory planning principles
10.30 The Quick Strategy Quiz: “Everything you wanted to know about Strategic Planning but were afraid to ask!” Points win Prizes!
Introducing Anona Development 10-step participatory strategy process
- “How can we?” How to identify and frame you Strategic Issues
- Over to you! Your strategy challenges and group problem-solving
1.30 How to Love your Theory of Change: how to spot one, make it work, and intriguing tools for developing a TOC
3.15 Strategic Everything: strategic feminist leadership, management, impact
4.30 So, what will you do next, Strategists?
Ideas into action; Evaluation of training
About the Trainer: Esuantsiwa Jane Goldsmith (Esua)
My Values: Participation, inclusion, and respect for diversity, creating a safe space for all participants to engage and contribute.
Background: I’m an independent facilitator, strategist, trainer and management development consultant, working for over thirty years with over 100 different NGOs nationally and internationally. I specialise in diversity, gender, violence against women, race, human rights and women’s rights, and international development. Clients include Oxfam, Action Aid, Wateraid, British Council. I have extensive experience of working with the Women’s Movement, including WRC, European Women’s Lobby, Fawcett Society, Womankind, Women’s National Commission.
Experience: Former member of the UK Government delegation to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, 1995, Commissioner for the Women’s National Commission, Chair of the Fawcett Society, Chair and co-founder of the Gender and Development Network. Vice Chair of Action Aid UK, Trustee of the Equality and Diversity Forum. Currently Ambassador for Women’s Resource Centre.