Fall 2019 One Day Class: Navigating the Future

November 20, 2019  8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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Navigating the Future: Thinking, Planning and Acting Strategically (six-hour class) All organizations, institutions, associations, and jurisdictions must respond to change, either because they happen to change or change happens to them. This is why virtually every city and town engages in some form of what is commonly referred to as strategic planning. But having a strategic plan and thinking strategically are not the same. If they were, so many so-called strategic plans wouldn’t sit on the shelf. Municipal leaders must be able to engage colleagues, constituents, citizens, and their community in strategic thinking if they are to address not only the challenges facing them today, but also those of tomorrow. This class uses a strategic simulation that incorporates strategic thinking, visioning, and navigating to address the what, why, and how of strategic planning. Class participants work together in small groups to simulate a strategic process that includes an environmental scan, building scenarios of most likely and most preferred futures, identifying driving and restraining forces, conducting a gap analysis, identifying key themes, framing goals and strategies, and developing an action plan to guide how to navigate from today to tomorrow. This class is limited to 35 participants. Registration: The class is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m.  

The class will be held in Room #109 at the University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus, 2530 Sever Rd., Lawrenceville, GA 30043. The registration fee is $265. A light breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks are included. Cancellations will be assessed a $50 administrative fee after November 6. No refund will be given for cancellations after November 14.

Municipal elected officials and city managers/administrators and assistant city managers/administrators will receive six hours of training credit through the Municipal Training Institute for completing the class.

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University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus

2530 Sever Road

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