Strategic Planning for Elected Officials

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This one-day interactive workshop provides local elected officials an opportunity to walk through a strategic cycle of planning, implementation, and evaluation. Participants will identify how components of planning and evaluation link together, clarify roles and responsibilities for each step in the process, and begin outlining what they would like to accomplish in their own planning, performance measurement, budgeting, and evaluation processes.


  • Recognize the full cycle of strategic planning
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities for elected officials and professional staff in the planning cycle
  • Initiate a design for doing strategic work in their own local organizations and communities
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The course is offered in March each year.

This course is offered periodically.
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Scholarship Information:
The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, August 1, September 1 and December 1.

Faculty Coordinator

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Director, Strategic Public Leadership Initiative


Strategic Planning Exercises
Lydian Altman
March, 2017
Exercise 1.docx (docx, 18.57 KB)
Exercise 2.docx (docx, 17.45 KB)
Exercise 3.docx (docx, 19.65 KB)
Exercise 4.docx (docx, 17.62 KB)
Exercise 5.docx (docx, 19.12 KB)
Exercise 6.docx (docx, 48.42 KB)
Exercise 7.docx (docx, 19.55 KB)
Exercise 8.docx (docx, 17.42 KB)
For questions regarding course details, please contact the program manager.

Faculty Coordinator

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Program Manager
For questions regarding course content, please contact the faculty coordinator.

Faculty Coordinator

individual image for Lydian Altman
Director, Strategic Public Leadership Initiative
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Public Officials - Local and State Government Roles