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Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

Strategic Planning

A strategic plan is a powerful organizational development tool as it clearly delineate priorities and provides a framework for future action. But how can a nonprofit organization work with its many stakeholder groups to develop a comprehensive strategic plan? A well thought out, inclusive process is the best way to ensure the strategic plan becomes a living document that is seamlessly integrated into all organizational activities. This course focuses on helping you think through a planning process that makes sense for your organization and explore the many planning tools and techniques available.

This course meets the elective requirement for the Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives (LINE) Certificate. 

Course Details:

Section Dates: Friday, October 6 and Friday, November 3, 2017 8:30 a.m.-noon (breakfast provided) 
Fee: $345   For AFP members: $294
CEUs: 0.7
CFRE: 7 points
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Jeff Stys is the president of  Strategic Decision Associates, a Houston-based consulting practice, and has held the position since June 2008.  He focuses on organizational strategic planning, development of high-performing collaboratives, and community planning.  He brings both his coaching and facilitation skills to all his engagements. Since starting Strategic Decision Associates, Stys has worked with a number of Houston and Galveston philanthropic, government and non-profit organizations. He has spoken about the role of nongovernmental organizations in disaster response in Bilbao, Spain and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Stys spent more than 10 years at the United Way of Greater Houston where he oversaw the development and execution of community initiatives such as Operation Thrive and coordination of the social service efforts after Hurricanes Rita/Katrina and Tropical Storm Allison.  Born and raised in upstate New York, Jeff has been a Houstonian for over 25 years and has a Masters’ Degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs in Austin.