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2 Apr 2019

Strategic Planning

Target Audience

Middle and Senior Managers, Board Members.


Prolific business thinker Michael Porter once wrote that the essence of strategy is choosing what not to do. A good strategy is clear and succinct, with a well defined scope. It boldly sets out your ambitions, but is also focused on what is most important for achieving your mission, and it is embedded in reality.

This Strategic Planning workshop will guide you through a process of reflection, critical thinking, creativity and prediction. 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.

(Lunch of soup and sandwiches provided at 1pm.)


Yvonne Pearse

Soli Projects

Yvonne Pearse is a freelance contractor within the charity sector in Ireland, operating under the name of Soli Projects. Her experience is in both the non-profit and the commercial sectors, and most recently she led the Irish launch of an international tech startup. Witnessing the changes that were facing charities in Ireland, she felt compelled to return to work with them. A qualified project manager, she now offers project support to a wide-range of dynamic organisations. Her passion is to collate and share best practice, and to champion disruptive and transformative change.


On completing the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Follow a clear strategic planning process.
  • Successfully apply strategic planning frameworks.
  • Produce a strategic plan that is in line with best practice.


€140Nonprofit Organisation
€120Carmichael Resident Organisation
€160Statutory/Corporate Organisation

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