Leadership Workshops & Corporate Keynote Speaker

Leadership Workshops

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning and continuous improvement are inseparable, you can't have one without the other. A strong team without a plan will always fall far short of its potential. And because competitors and markets don't stand still, a lack of strategic planning can spell disaster. To use a maritime illustration, you need both a strong engine room and the rudder pointed in the right direction.

This workshop, (the product of 20 years leading the strategic planning process as a senior executive across Canada) will equip leaders to understand the strategic planning process and then make, communicate and execute thoughtful choices. The workshop offers a clear and powerful planning methodology developed over years of study and experience that gets results.

Workshop Overview:

  • Defining strategy: what it is and why it matters.
  • The benefits of strategic planning.
  • An 8 step methodology for developing and executing the plan.
  • Establishing priorities early: which business are you in?
  • Determining the right time frame for the plan.
  • Completing a situation analysis.
  • The strategic hierarchy.
  • Writing objectives.
  • Developing strategies and tactics.
  • Communicating the plan and the progress.
  • Keeping watch - the leader's role as overseer.
  • Keys to effective execution.
  • Avoiding the big mistakes.

Whether you are introducing the strategic planning process to your team or looking to sharpen skills, this may be just the workshop you need to take your planning efforts to a whole new level.


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The off-site leadership development you have been waiting for and the ideal addition to your leadership curriculum. These affordable and highly acclaimed 1/2 day workshops will equip the members of your leadership team with the practical skills they need to build team performance. Check out the course offerings for Winter 2016 here.   Learn More »


"We have the privilege of working with Dan as he is helping our Board of Directors gain a better insight into making organizational changes to the Calgary Real Estate Board. Our directors found his breadth of experience and knowledge to be very helpful. He has a direct, common sense approach that is easily understood and that gives our group a higher level of understanding as to what we need to do in moving our organization to a higher level of governance. Dan's practical approach in dealing with our issues has helped us assimilate the changes we need to incorporate. He is a very credible management consultant whose passion for his work gives his message more clarity and impact. Dan continues to work with the Calgary Real Estate Board directors and senior management team as we continue pursuing our goal of best practices in good governance."
– Ron Esch, CEO, Calgary Real Estate Board