In this assignment, you consider how leaders can engage in a strategic planning process with stakeholders to develop a plan to guide the organizationâ€™s evolution and development for the long-term. Since strategic planning should engage persons who will be affected by an organizationâ€™s decisions (e.g., staff, administration, board members, members of the community), it is important to include key stakeholders in the planning process so that it reflects their perspectives and interests.
For this Assignment, think about how you would begin the strategic planning process for a human services organization. Consider the human services organizations for which you have worked either in your fieldwork or as an employee. Based on what you know about a particular organization, what steps might you take to establish a plan for the organizationâ€™s long-term development?
The organization for this topic would be a social worker working at forensic hospital. Assignment (2â€“4 pages in APA format): Describe the first three steps you would take to begin the strategic planning process for a human services organization. Be sure to include the key stakeholdersâ€”who should be involved in each step and why they need to be included in the process. In addition, include steps you would take to establish stakeholder support and confidence.
Gather info from: Lauffer, A. (2011). Understanding your social agency (3rd ed.) Chapter 10, Agency Structure and Changeâ€ pp. 324-351
Northouse, P.G. (2018) Introduction t leadership: Concepts and practice (4th ed.) Washington, DC: Sage Chapter 7, 8, 10