Quick and Fun (?!) Strategic Planning - Even Now!

06/10/2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET




Quick and Fun (?!) Strategic Planning – Even Now!
Thursday, June 10 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Online Immersive Experience

Presented by: Trina Walker, Founder & Lead Consultant of TLW Strategy and Member of PANO’s Consultant Collaborative | Barb Bickford, Founder & Principal, Bickford Collaboration, LLC

Offered in Partnership with: TLW Strategy & Bickford Collaboration, LLC


*Registration for this program will close at 5 PM EST on Tuesday, June 8.

Has the Urgent taken priority over the Important in your organization? Despite your best efforts to lead, do you feel like your staff or volunteers are all heading in different directions? You long for a plan, a unified course, a solid next step. But planning takes more time or money (or both!) than you have. And why bother when anything can change at any moment?


What if you could quickly set a strategic direction that can be applied and adapted over time? Now you can! In just two hours, you can learn a simple (and fun!) process for shaping your own strategic plan. You’ll experience online tools that will align your people with common direction while including diverse perspectives. And you’ll get instructions for using the tools over and over again on your own (online and in person).


You’ll learn to:

  • Draft a Mission Statement in 20 minutes
  • Assess your current activities in 30 minutes
  • Identify immediate action steps in 15 minutes


All we ask is that you do some simple pre-work (that you'll use in class) and that you come with some paper, colored pencils/pens, and your undivided attention for 2 hours. You’ll leave with everything you need to create a plan on your own, then assess and adapt your plan as “real life” happens.


Please note that this online immersive experience is designed to be interactive rather than lecture-based. For this reason, this program will NOT be recorded. Attendees are highly encouraged to join by webcam, with video on and good audio, to allow for active participation. If at all possible, please plan to join by laptop or computer, as joining by tablet or phone will limit your experience.


Let’s have some (strategic) fun!


*Registration for this program will close at 5 PM EST on Tuesday, June 8. Additionally, if you had previously seen information about scholarships for this event, courtesy of The Provident Bank Foundation, the pot has run dry! We're so glad so many nonprofit professionals in Bucks, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties were able to attend so many of our programs free of charge, and we hope to offer similar opportunities for others in the future.


Single Login Cost:
$60 per person for PANO Members | $132 per person for Not-Yet Members

Terms of Participation
Your purchase entitles you to a single login. Please do not share the login information with others, as it may interfere with your ability to join. If multiple individuals from your organization would like to view the webinar, please purchase separate tickets for each person or consider a group screening ticket (below).


Group Screening Cost (4-10 individuals):
$200 per group for PANO Members | $444 per group for Not-Yet Members

Terms of Participation
If you have 4-10 individuals interested in viewing the webinar, please have one person register selecting the group ticket. You can then enter the names and email addresses of up to 10 individuals to add to your group ticket.


This option makes the most sense when you have 4-10 individuals interested in viewing the webinar. For fewer than 4 attendees, a single login ticket for each person is the most cost-effective option. For more than 10 attendees, please email Christina at christina@pano.org to discuss options.


Materials & Login Instructions:
Materials (essential pre-work and other handouts), along with instructions on how to login and call-in, will be emailed to attendees a few days prior to the date of the webinar. PANO uses Zoom as our webinar platform; you can familiarize yourself with Zoom and/or join a test meeting prior to these sessions.


This online immersive experience will NOT be recorded so that participants can learn by doing and share openly about their challenges. Due to the interactive nature of this session, attendees are highly encouraged to join by webcam, with video on and good audio, so that you can actively participate in the conversation. If you cannot attend this time around, please sign up for the waiting list to be notified of future opportunities to join this workshop.


What Past Attendees are Saying about this Program:

“I think this is the most effective planning tool I have learned of in quite some time.”


“This was one of the fastest 2-hour trainings I have ever attended. So engaging. Really learned a lot.”


“I often times feel like I don’t get enough out of calls like this since there are varying degrees of experience. I was so impressed at how engaging and inclusive this presentation was.”


“The session provided excellent, useable resources. I learned so much and am looking forward to applying the techniques at my library.”


About the Facilitators:

Barb Bickford, Owner & Principal, Bickford Collaboration, LLC

Barb leads online meetings and strategy sessions with a ready smile and a mastery of engaging activities that are efficient and effective. She developed her collaborative leadership style in government and nonprofits prior to becoming owner and principal of Bickford Collaboration, LLC, in Stillwater, MN. For fun, Barb draws EcoCycles of everything (you’ll find out what that is if you join us!).


Trina Walker, Founder & Lead Consultant, TLW Strategy

Trina champions meetings that have a clear purpose and plans that are useable. She brings energy and laughter to her facilitations. As the founder of TLW Strategy, she taps her 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience to help purpose-driven organizations create improvements so they can focus on the work that truly matters. Trina has fun creating graphics and visuals for processes (you’ll see!).

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