Kalusugan + Kalakasan Strategic Planning Retreat

Posted on July 5, 2017

KALUSUGAN + KALAKASAN CONTINUES TO BLAZE NEW TRAILS:

INVITATION TO A STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREAT

Kalusugan will conduct a Strategic Planning Retreat on July 8, 2017 and we need you and your creative ideas to keep us going!

How time flies! Three years have past since our last Strategic Planning Retreat that occurred in 2014 for the years 2015-2017 and now we are planning again for the next three years of 2018-2020. This will be done this coming Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at the Marina Village, 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109, Room G7. Invitations have been sent through email and our monthly newsletter but in case you did not get it, you are still welcome to come on Saturday. Just let Dr. Ofelia Dirige know you are coming by calling and leaving a message at (619) 254-4702 (Cell) or sending email to odirige@msn.com. See agenda below.

WHY WE DO STRATEGIC PLANNING

We do Strategic Planning because “the plan is our blueprint for action that guides and supports our boards and staff as we go about doing work in the organization. It provides a way with which to monitor our achievements and assess results. It is our way to build commitment among our boards, staff and community members to prioritize what is essential to our mission and to ensure that they are working toward the same goals amidst a changing environment.”

WHAT IS STRATEGIC PLANNING

The Alliance for Nonprofit Management defines “Strategic Planning as a management tool that helps an organization do a better job—to focus its energy, to ensure members of the organization are working towards the same goals, to assess and adjust the organization’s direction in response to a changing environment. In short, it is a disciplined effort to produce fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, what it does and why it does it, with a focus on the future.”

The process is strategic because it has something to do with responding to a dynamic and often hostile environment in pursuit of a public service mission. Thinking strategically means being informed and consciously responsive to a dynamic environment. The process is about planning because it involves intentionally setting goals (i.e., choosing a desired goal) and developing an approach to achieving those goals.

THE PROCESS OF STRAGIC PLANNING

The process is also disciplined in that it calls for a certain order and pattern to keep it focused and productive. It highlights the relationships between the different steps in strategic planning such as determining the mission and which actions are most important based on assessment of strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT analysis. The process involves the following:

  1. Getting Set-up for Success- Preparing for the meeting
  2. Going through the process
  3. Defining your challenge
  • Articulating your vision and mission
  • Assessing the environment through SWOT analysis;
  1. Setting the Course
  • Agreeing on Priorities, Goals and Objectives
  • Writing the Strategic Plan
  1. Keeping the Plan relevant
  • Implementing the Strategic plan
  1. Monitoring and Evaluating.

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AGENDA FOR THE STRATEGIC PLAN FOR SATURDAY

8:30 – 9:00     Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:00-  9:45     Welcome and Icebreaker

Introduction: Paul Ones, Co-Founder  & Vice-Chair, Board of Directors

Why Strategic Planning: Dennis-Michael Broussard, Vice President KKCHW

9:45- 10:30     Brief History of KKCHW and Strategic Planning.

Accomplishments from 2014-2017- Dr. Ofelia Dirige, Founder and President, KKCHW

10:30- 10:45     BREAK

10:45- 11:45    SWOT Analysis – “Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats” – Group Discussion

11:45- 12:00   Live Well San Diego Proclamation to welcome KKCHW as LIVE WELL SAN DIEGO PARTNER – Greg Cox- San Diego County Board of Supervisor

12:00- 1:00     LUNCH- Catered by Happy Sushi

1:00-2:00        Goals and Objectives – Dr. Jesse Nodora, Assistant Professor, Moores, UCSD Cancer Center & Member, KKCHW Board of Advisors.

2:00- 3:00        Formulation of Programs and Activities – Group Work

3:00- 3:30        BREAK

3:30- 4:00        SUMMARY AND WHAT IS NEXT? – Dr. Dirige