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Jump Start Your Strategic Plan – 3 day workshop

October 31 @ 8:00 am EDT

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If your employees no longer share a vision for the future, if turnover is high, and competitors realize opportunities you didn’t even see on the horizon, your organization might need a strategic plan. Strategic planning can help your crew get back on track and increase your organization’s ability to predict changes in the environment.

Sometimes planning with an outside facilitator is cost prohibitive. Is your planning budget not large enough to hire an outside consultant or consulting firm? Jump Start Your Strategic Plan is a 3-day workshop that allows organizations to do a significant amount of strategic planning at an affordable fee. Now you can lay the foundation for your strategic plan without the dramatic price-tag. At OPG, we’ve been doing strategic planning for over 30 years. Over the years, we have heard from many smaller organizations or departments that they cannot afford a customized engagement with in-depth research and inclusion activities. Jump Start provides a solid start to your strategic plan, with as many members of your team, Board, management, or leadership as you would like to bring to the workshop.

Before you and your team arrive, you will have a one-hour consult with a workshop leader to discuss who should attend from your organization, the pre-work required of participants, and any concerns or questions you might have.

During the three-day workshop, together with you and your team, we will…

  • Refine your organization’s mission or vision statements
  • Review and update your organization’s values
  • Develop meta-metrics (success measures) for your organization
  • Create both “big leap” and “iterative” goals
  • Begin to develop objectives and tactics for each goal
  • Discuss graphics and layout of a good plan
  • Map what research and analysis you need to conduct when you return home
  • Learn a method for mapping financial, IT, HR, physical plant, and other resources needed to implement the plan
  • Create a communication and engagement plan

After the workshop, OPG provides hourly strategic planning advice to participants at a 30% discount off its usual rates. 

Each registration for Jump Start costs $2,200 per person, plus a $300 materials fee which will cover three breakfasts, three lunches, and all materials.

DEVELOP A SHARED VISION FOR THE FUTURE. Learn more about the Strategic Planning work done at OPG – here is a sample of our completed plans!

To sign up for Jump Start, please fill out the registration form below: 


Cancellation Policy

In the event that a scheduled training program is cancelled for any reason, all course fees paid in advance to OPG may be transferred to a future training program, another participant from the same company may be substituted without penalty, or a request for full refund may be submitted. However, we cannot be held responsible for any transportation, lodging, fees, or penalties incurred as a result of the program cancellation. To avoid cancellation fees and penalties, we recommend you purchase refundable tickets and travel insurance.

We incur planning and administrative costs prior to the start date of this program, and the number of participants in each course is limited. Therefore, the following cancellation fees apply:

More than 30 days No penalty No penalty
30 days or less 10% of course fee 50% of course fee

Transfer: If you are unable to attend the program you register for but would like to attend at a later date, you may transfer your registration. We will accommodate your transfer request up to 15 days prior to the start date. Transfers may be applied to a later program date, up to one year after the original program, and registration may be transferred only once.

Refunds: Program registration fees, less applicable cancellation fees, can be applied to a future program within one year of the original program start date. After one year, the balance is non-refundable.


October 31
8:00 am


Robert Roche


New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT United States + Google Map