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by Bob Harris, CAE

I would ban the yearly planning meeting, preferring a three-year approach to strategic planning. A longer-term plan will frame the efforts of successive boards and committees. Staff will know of the priorities. All parties will work in collaboratively to advance the mission. This long-term plan promotes consistency and allows for the monitoring of progress. Planning is more powerful when focused on three to five years. The transition will save time, avoid frustration and encourage directors to think strategically. Read more.