Deciding Your Strategic Priorities

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Course Details

60 to 90 minutes


$35 (US funds)

About the Course

Learn how to efficiently develop a mission statement that reflects the true purpose and priorities of your client’s organization. Identify strategic priorities based – not on wishful thinking – but on real strategic thinking and discussions. Begin completing the course’s adaptable template for a strategic plan.

This course can be completed as a stand-alone or as a part of the Certificate-Series Facilitating Strategic Planning.

Learning Outcomes
  • Develop meaningful mission, vision and values statements that will guide your organization’s leaders to make decisions aligned with your organization’s purpose, vision and values
  • Assess key trends outside of your organization and generate lists of significant opportunities and threats facing your organization
  • Analyze the operations inside of your organization to determine the strengths and weaknesses for your organization to address
  • Using a variety of tools, analyze the results of your findings for consideration and discussion among your organization’s decision-makers
  • Use at least one of the provided tools (the SWOT Matrix) to analyze the results of what you found and begin selecting priorities for you Strategic Plan
  • Distinguish your organization according to its core competencies and unique value proposition.
  • Verify that each of your strategic priorities meets criteria of ‘strategic’ and whether each should be included in the Strategic Plan
Tools & Resources
  • Training Video
  • Pre and Post Assessments
  • Learning Journal
  • Sources for Additional Learning (recommended interactive exercise(s), book(s), discussion group and questions for reflection about the topic)

Downloadable Resources

  • Adaptable Template for Documenting Your Strategic Plan
  • Common Techniques in Facilitating Strategic Planning
  • How to Plan Your Mission, Vision and Values Statements
  • How to Develop Your Mission, Vision and Values Statements
  • How to Take a Wide Look Outside Your Organization
  • How to Take a Good Look Inside Your Organization
  • How to Decide Your Most Important Strategic Priorities
  • Useful Strategic Goals to Develop Your Organization
  • Useful Actions to Survive Tight Times

How it Works: To Enroll & Get Started

Enrollment Instructions

1-icon Create your account. Go to CDI’s learning site. Read the brief “Welcome” section and click on “Create new account”.
2-icon Select a course or series. Click on CDI’s Catalog of Courses and Certificate-Series, and select the desired course or series.
3-icon Enroll. Click on “Enroll me” in the course or series. Use Paypal for major credit cards, or enter an enrollment key if you have one.

Log-in & Learning Instructions

4-icon Log in. If you are not already logged in, then log into CDI’s learning site, using your username and password.
5-icon Start your course. Click on your course in the upper right. (For a series, follow the specified order of courses.) In the course, follow “Start Here”.
6-icon Proceed at your own pace. Interact with others in the discussion group. For support, see CDI Help Center. Email us if you finished a Certificate.


Got a question? Want to talk to us?

Contact CDI at or its sponsoring organization, Authenticity Consulting, LLC, at (763) 971-8890.