Strategic plan
facilitation

Step back from day-to-day concerns
and focus on long-term business issues.

Make your strategic plan clear, shared and actionable.

At AGH, we recognize our clients are the true experts in their industry and their organization. We add value by helping them make the changes they want or need to make. By customizing our strategic planning approach to the unique needs of each client, they end up with a compelling vision for the future along with tools and structure to execute that vision.

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Strategic plan facilitation

Consider who benefits

Any organization seeking a more effective, focused and participative strategic planning process

Consider the benefits

Sets a clear vision for the future of the organization, including actionable goals

Sets foundation for future decision-making (filter and a roadmap), tactical plans and day-to-day activities

Renews motivation and energy to work toward long-term objectives

Provides a clear action plan with clear metrics to measure success

How AGH's strategic plan facilitation service can help your organization

AGH's strategic planning consultants utilize multiple approaches that can be customized based on your unique situation. Below are examples of four approaches available.

Traditional strategic planning

In a three-phase process, AGH consultants first gather information about the organization and its situation from a variety of sources, including employee surveys and one-on-one interviews to share with the organization's leadership. Next, a facilitated planning retreat compares current reality to desired outcome, analyzes the gap and environment, and develops strategic plans and action steps to close the gap. In phase three, follow-up meetings tracking the action steps help ensure organizational accountability and follow-through.

Entrepreneurial Transformation System (ETS)

Much like DNA, healthy organizations need to be strong in three areas: strategy, execution, and people/culture. AGH’s ETS is a simple process that creates the framework and cadence for your organization to address all three areas in the right sequence, pulling together proven tools and processes from a variety of the world’s leading minds. Participants leave with a clear, shared vision amongst all employees, getting things dones with a regular rhythm, and having the right people in the right seats with accountability to drive performance.

StrategyRenew

Does your strategy seem stale or is no longer working? While some may be tempted to throw out their old (current or existing?) strategic plan, we believe that renewing your strategic plan — rather than restarting — can be a better option. Our experienced strategic planning professionals will work with you to analyze your strategic plan and its implementation in order to suggest steps for getting it back on track. Through reviewing your existing plan and interviewing key stakeholders, we can help identify the gaps and opportunities to make recommendations, create an action plan for “strategic doing,” and facilitate follow-up and accountability.

Strategic innovation

The world is changing at a faster pace every day. In order to survive, businesses need to be able to do two things at once: 1) execute on their core business and 2) innovate to improve and develop new product and service offerings. This requires businesses to be both an experienced business and a startup at once.

AGH’s strategy consultants help organizations plan for the future (see above) and innovate to develop new business models, products and services. Through our strategic process, we will help you define the needs and wants of your customers, create compelling value propositions, test your assumptions, monitor progress and accelerate growth.

Let us help you think innovatively about your business model and new product development.

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Daniel White

Senior Consultant
Org. Development & Family Business Services

Daniel White assists organizations with their organizational development needs, including strategic and operational planning, leadership development, and employee engagement efforts. He has worked with a wide range of industries, including construction, healthcare, manufacturing, banking, not-for-profits, and government organizations. He has also worked internationally as an organizational development consultant, serving organizations in Bolivia, Guatemala and Ghana. Prior to advising organizations, he worked in not-for-profit leadership and operations, directing projects with clients such as the US Department of State and the United Nations Population Fund.

Daniel serves as associate director of the Kansas Family Business Forum, hosted by Wichita State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship. He holds a certificate in Family Business Advising from The Family Firm Institute. He has been published in Fast Company and several academic journals, and he has presented at a number of national conferences.