Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST
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Volunteer Center McHenry County 
620 Dakota St
Room E/F
(Second Building)
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

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Kelsey Podgorski and Rebecca Stiemke 
Volunteer Center McHenry County 
 Volunteer Center McHenry County

Cancelation Policy

We rely on accurate attendance counts to make important arrangements for our workshops. If you need to cancel a workshop for any reason, the following refund schedule applies:

-One week or more prior to start date: 5% cancellation fee applies.

-Less than one week prior to start date: No refund is available. 

This includes those paying with a check. If you have registered for an event but cannot attend, you may transfer your ticket to another person. Please contact us for assistance. VCMC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a class due to low registration.

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Volunteer Center McHenry County


Strategic Planning: The Fundamentals 

NOTE: This workshop was originally scheduled for Dec. 12, 2018. It has been rescheduled for Feb. 20, 2019.

Whether you’re in government or any kind of public service organization, strategic plans are one of the central techniques for progressive leadership and management. This workshop will serve as a “guided tour” of the practical techniques and fundamental components of the strategic planning processes. The session will focus on introducing participants to the various elements that comprise a successful and holistic strategic planning process.

Topics will include stakeholder input, environmental scanning, SWOT analysis, prioritization, communication and implementation. The workshop leaders will focus on building skills and awareness for participants that have never done or want to improve strategic planning in their organization.

  • Explore the basic elements of the most common strategic planning approaches.
  • Understand the core components of strategic planning processes including advantages and disadvantages.
  • Learn how strategic planning fits into other organizational functions, such as budgeting and accountability.
  • Recognize the importance of implementation and the action planning phase of a thorough strategic planning process.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Greg Kuhn, PhD, Assistant Director of Public Management and Training, Center for Governmental Studies, Northern Illinois University 
Melissa Henriksen, Senior Research Associate at Northern Illinois University 
Jeanna Ballard, Research Associate at Northern Illinois University 

Volunteer Center McHenry County
Room E/F (Second Building)
620 Dakota St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Non-Member Fee: $59.99
Bronze Member Fee: $47.99
Silver Member/Sponsorship Fee: $24.00

NOTE: Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for participation in CLA workshops are available to participants. Continuing education credits are earned based on the instructional hours. CEU/CPE certificates are $5.00 online and $10.00 at the door.

For more information, call 815-344-4483 or visit us at volunteercentermchenrycounty.org.