NACM-Strategic-Planning-Curriculum-Design-Cover-400x592Strategic Planning is a process by which organizations identify long-term priorities and the optimum methods by which the organization should attempt to achieve those priorities based upon current realities and assumptions about the future.

The following learning objectives are designed for a comprehensive session course that will require a minimum of 15 contact hours (see Special Notes to Faculty below).  Faculty who are developing curricula for basic or shorter courses may simplify or reduce the number of learning objectives; faculty developing an advanced or longer course may augment the objectives.

As a result of this education, participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate the purposes and responsibilities of courts and relate them to any change initiative that a court organization might undertake.

Identify factors that can inform and affect strategic planning processes and the implementation of strategic plans.

Design and carry out a planning process, appropriate for one’s court, to create a strategic plan that will serve as a critical tool for achieving the court’s preferred future.

Execute a process that aligns individual performance goals with the strategic plan.

Encourage and foster strategic thinking and foresight in courts as precursors to effective strategic decision making and strategic planning.

Recognize attributes of different court cultures and assess their potential implications for change management, enabling more accurate expectations about a court organization’s receptiveness to and capacity for strategic planning and improving the ability to adjust planning processes successfully to court characteristics.

Identify the significant qualities and roles of leadership, particularly in the context of strategic planning to align behaviors, structures, processes, and resources to ensure they support the strategic planning process and the final plan.