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19 Oct 2021

Strategic Planning – Online 19/10/2021

Target Audience

Middle and Senior Managers, Board Members.


A strategy is about how an organisation best positions itself whilst remaining relevant. A good strategy is clear and succinct. It boldly sets out your organisation's ambitions, sets a clear focus aimed at achieving your mission, and it is embedded in reality.

This Strategic Planning workshop will guide you through core elements of strategy: challenge, cohesion and commitment. It will look at approaches and models in conducting strategic analysis, examining options, building in agility and how to monitor implementation.

Step-by-step, you will learn what a strategic planning process involves, what tools and techniques can help you along the way, what the end result should look like, and how to get everyone on board.


Delivered virtually via Zoom.


Jillian van Turnhout

Jillian van Turnhout has successfully held a variety of leadership roles in Ireland and the EU across business, public affairs and voluntary sectors. She has served as a Director, CEO and Public Representative and has built a strong public reputation for integrity and sound judgement.

For over 6 years Jillian was Chief Executive of the Children’s Rights Alliance where she provided strategic leadership and direction and was responsible for the management of day-to-day operations and represented the Alliance to government bodies, NGOs, media, the general public, businesses and other key stakeholders.

Jillian is involved with a number of not-for-profit organisations on a pro-bono basis including as Chair of Early Childhood Ireland; Vice Chairperson of the European Movement Ireland; a former Board member of Women for Election; Chair of Children in Hospital Ireland and a Director, Irish Girl Guides Trust Corporation Limited.

Jillian has previously been Chief Commissioner of the Irish Girl Guides; President of the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI); a member of the Management Committee of the National Economic and Social Forum (NESF); and a Council member of Gaisce – The President’s Award.

Jillian is certified in Corporate Governance through the INSEAD International Directors Programme (IDP-C). She is currently undertaking the Institute of Directors’ Chartered Director programme.


On completing the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Undertake a strategic analysis of your organisation
  • Have the tools to hand to support you develop a Strategic Plan
  • Understand how to build in agility and monitoring into your Strategic Plan


€70Nonprofit Organisation
€60Carmichael Resident Organisation
€80Statutory/Corporate Organisation


The range of tools and models covered worked well. Jillian is a very accessible and practical presenter. She understands strategic planning and the sector so well.
Enjoyed the breakout sessions. It gives everyone a chance to contribute to the discussion.

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