SW175 Week 7 Planning and Program Design

SW175 Week 7 Planning and Program Design - Planning and...

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Unformatted text preview: Planning and Program Design Lewis, Packard, and Lewis (2007) Types of Planning • Strategic: overall direction of the organization • Long-range: concerned with stability of overall direction, with minor changes • Operational: day-to-day activities • Program: regular service delivery • Project: new or modified service delivery, not regular • Business: revenues and expenses Organizational Vision • Vision can lead to mission, strategies, goals, and objectives. • Mission = why do we exist?; Core values = how do we want to act; and Vision = What do we want the organization to be? • Personal visions, not “on high” • Short statement: realistic, credible, specific, and reasonable Sample Vision From Father Joe’s Villages, http://www.neighbor.org : Father Joe’s Villages will be recognized as a steadfast leader in setting the future direction of the human services industry, distinguished by the quality of our services, products, facilities, and training programs and acknowledged as a replicable model for other communities. To fulfill the challenges of our Vision, Father Joe’s Villages will be progressively managed by a corporate team, committed to creating an open and rewarding environment with dedicated and compassionate staff. Strategic Planning • Bad times to do it: funding cut, lack of basic management skills, lack of commitment of decision makers • “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. • Strategy = pattern of purposes, policies, programs, actions, decisions, and resource allocations that defines what an organization is, what it does, and why it does it. • 11 steps presented in article as follows Step 1: Initiate and agree on a strategic planning process • For success of strategic planning: – Need for effective management – Support and commitment of all players – breaking out of business as usual • Further, there needs to be clear agreement as to: – Purpose of the plan – Steps to be taken – Roles of all involved – Necessary resource commitments – Final product (the plan) Step 2: Identify organizational mandates • Formal mandates: – Gov’t: legislation, regulations, administrative guidelines, court orders – Private: grants and contracts; statements of purpose in bylaws or charter • Informal mandates: – Harder to discover: expectations that members bring to their role – May feel that the org. should change or maintain its focus and purpose Step 3: Identify the organization’s stakeholders and their needs and concerns • Individual, role, group, or organization with a stake in what the agency does and expectations/standards of the organization....
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