Strategic Planning


My first opportunity to participate in strategic planning was in the Navy while I was serving as the Total Quality Management (TQM) Coordinator for a large navy command, the Naval Air Facility in Washington, DC.  My Commanding Officer was very receptive to my suggestion that we develop one and I couldn’t have asked for a better organizational leader to work with.  We actually went off-site for 3 days, rare for a military organization, and returned with a consensus-based mission, vision, guiding principles, and a strategic plan with 5 strategic goals.  We were later recognized by the Admiral as having the best strategic plan in the Naval Air Reserve Force.  We found a good approach to strategic planning described by John Bryson.  We used his model and recommendations from his first book and here is a list of his books available on

I later participated in strategic planning efforts with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and Marshall University.

As of January, 2014 I am a member of the Concord University Executive Steering Committee for Strategic Planning.  We have only just begun the process and I may be able to share some of that here.

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