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Strategic Planning 2 of 5: Mission Setting Meeting Template

This template is part of a strategic planning process designed specifically for use with remote participants. This process walks remote teams through creation of the core elements of a strategic plan: vision, mission, values, goals and strategies, resulting in what we call The Essential Strategic Plan.

An mission statement reinforces your organization’s identity; it communicates your core business, helping people inside and out understand what you do, for who, how. Your team can draft a mission statement in about an hour, using this simple meeting process.

During this meeting, you'll lead the group through an exploration of what makes up a good mission statement. Then, you'll brainstorm the concepts to include in your mission statement and write a draft that can be used in creation of the final mission statement for your strategic plan.

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Meeting Goal

Draft an organizational mission statement.


Agenda Overview

  1. Welcome
  2. Understanding Mission Statements
  3. Individual Brainstorming
  4. Review Mission Themes
  5. Prioritize Concepts
  6. Draft Options
  7. Closing and Next Steps

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35-page Facilitator's Guide with tips, step-by-step instructions, & resources

PDF printable guide includes:

  • The Essential Strategic Plan
  • Processes and Roles
  • Adaptations
  • Using the Strategy Map
  • The Strategic Vision Meeting
  • The Mission Meeting
  • The Values Meeting
  • The Goal Setting Meeting
  • The Strategies Meeting
  • Strategic Planning Resources

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