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Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning / Change Management

Strategic Planning

Very simply put, strategic planning identifies where the organization wants to be at some point in the future and how it is going to get there. The "strategic" part of this planning process is the continual attention to current changes in the organization and its external environment, and how this affects the future of the organization. Skills in strategic planning are critical to the long-term success of your organization. Our strategic planning model determines the direction of your organization over the next three years while analyzing the best course of action to reach your goals.  The process works to conserve client resources of time and money while greatly enhancing the organizations effectiveness long-term.

5 Steps for Developing a Strategic Plan

  • Write a Vision Statement
  • Write a Mission Statement
  • Perform a Gap Analysis
  • Write SMART Goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time Limited)
  • Monitor Progress


  1. Understand the Strategic Planning Process
  2. Draft Your Mission, Vision and Values Statements
  3. Conduct Basic Strategic Analysis
  4. Set Strategic Direction
  5. Conduct Action Planning
  6. Draft an Operating Budget
  7. Write and Communicate Your Plan
  8. Monitor and Evaluate Your Strategic Plan
  9. Evaluate Your Strategic Planning Practices

1.The planning process is at least as important as the planning document itself
2. The planning process is never "done", the planning process is a continuous cycle that's part of the management process itself

Change Management

Change Management is the discipline that guides how we prepare, equip and support individuals to successfully adopt change in order to drive organizational success and outcomes.

While all changes are unique and all individuals are unique, decades of research shows there are actions we can take to influence people in their individual transitions. Change Management provides a structured approach for supporting the individuals in your organization to move from their own current states to their own future states.

Organizational Change Management involves first identifying the groups and people who will need to change as the result of the project, and in what ways they will need to change. Organizational change management then involves creating a customized plan for ensuring impacted board, staff and volunteers receive the awareness, leadership, coaching, and training they need in order to change successfully. Driving successful individual transitions should be the central focus of the activities in organizational change management.

Change Management will help your organization control change effectively. Instead of working to prevent change, we teach you how to manage it.  The Hodge Group will guide your organization through the process and monitor the impact of change to ensure desired outcomes.

Let's Work Together

We will work side-by-side with you as a trusted advisor to find unique solutions and opportunities that work for your organization. We customize our counsel around your individual needs, whether you need strategic advice in one particular area or full-service planning and implementation. Our approach is personal. Our services are flexible.


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