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Strategic Planning & Problem Solving

As a Lead Pastor, I have recognized the need for outside perspective to gain clarity.  I have also recognized the need to have a good plan and strategy that makes sense for both what is NOW and what is NEXT. I have found that the StratOp process to be the best tool around for helping with strategic planning.  My experience with the StratOp for Churches process motivated me to get certified by the Paterson Center to utilize these tools in my church, and to see how I could offer help to other churches and organizations.

StratOp is a 3-day, team-discovery process, that:

Gives you perspective on all of the strategic, financial, and operational parts of your organization;

Helps you know where you stand;

Clarifies where you should go; and

Gives you a customized plan on how to get there.

What is the StratOp Process?

The word “StratOp” blends two words vital to a successful strategic planning process. “Strat” stands for strategic, the art of planning for tomorrow, today. “Op” stands for operational, the discipline of managing today, today. The Paterson Process is a Strategic Operational planning process: we must plan for tomorrow – today, while insuring we manage today – today. Weaved through the entire process is a third component – the financial. Both strategy and operations must be financed. The Paterson StratOp process is a comprehensive system that weaves together the strategic, operational and financial.

The StratOp process guides a leadership team to gain full perspective of all internal and external realities. It ensures the team crafts a core plan and strategy that emerges from the gained clarity, to focus on What Is Important Now in order to move towards the clarified vision, and to create a plan that can be measured, incrementally installed and adapted to internal and external change. Six phases flow through the StratOp process and, when worked, become an ongoing cycle of renewal.

How does it all work?

Round 1: We gather the top-tier leadership team for the initial 3-day StratOp planning process. During this time we spend the first 1½ days gaining perspective and clarity – together – through the tools listed in the perspective phase of the StratOp Process. We then create the core plan from this perspective (phase 2) in the next 1½ days. By the end of these three days, we release StratOp plan “Champions” and “Team Leaders” together with their team members and perform situational analysis and create first-draft action initiative plans for all initiatives on our W.I.N. Wheel. After this round, we create a “Plan-On-A-Page” and underlying “Playbook” for you that you can duplicate and distribute to all leaders.

Round 2: We return approximately 5-7 weeks after Round 1 for a two-day process of meeting with each cross-functional team and the leadership team to review each team’s work, to “scrub” their plans (looking for comprehensiveness, sequential thinking, realistic timelines, and budget-alignment), and to prepare the implementers to launch and install their new plan.

Round 3: We return for a one-day plan review with the leadership team (4-6 weeks after Round 2) to coach you on how to facilitate a monthly plan review. We will also talk about the annual StratOp renewal process.

I will be available throughout this entire process by phone or e-mail to answer any questions on managing the StratOp system in the day to day.

What You Get

You get a ready-to-install, customized strategic-operating plan, both in a Plan-On-A-Page format and with a supporting playbook (hard copies and electronic formats). You get unity and alignment in leadership. You get clarified roles and a plan to move towards your vision, while resourcing the staff to tend to the operational realities they face.

You learn a new system to manage and integrate the strategic, operational and financial components of your organizations. You become self-sufficient in managing your plan and adapting to new realities as you lead into the future. You get a plan that will help you to grow.

The Facilitator’s Role

“The facilitator is process; the team is content,” Tom Paterson emphasizes. Through that process, we strive for a plan that will bring the team to breakthrough levels of thinking. If necessary, we slow down the pace in order to ascend to the mountaintop of perspective. This is not a cookie cutter process. Rather, it is a very creative process. And it’s fun!

The Paterson Process is behaviorally sound; it’s about teamwork and the team respecting each other’s wisdom. Breakthroughs come when teams work together horizontally, not within silos. A team will own the plan if they are heard. We ensure each person’s voice is heard and that each person is respected. If this happens in the right way, a team’s response is, “It’s our plan. We created it. Not some consultant going off and creating a plan for us.” The StratOp process is facilitated in a way that leads to self-discovery, to ownership of the plan and to a respect for each person in the room.

The strategic planning process can be customized to fit the needs of you church or organization.

MORE INFORMATION

Contact Doug for more information.

Studio H Consultants

HELPING YOUR MINISTRY GROW

SERVICES

Strategic Planning & Problem Solving

 

As a Lead Pastor, I have recognized the need for outside perspective to gain clarity.  I have also recognized the need to have a good plan and strategy that makes sense for both what is NOW and what is NEXT. I have found that the StratOp process to be the best tool around for helping with strategic planning.  My experience with the StratOp for Churches process motivated me to get certified by the Paterson Center to utilize these tools in my church, and to see how I could offer help to other churches and organizations.

StratOp is a 3-day, team-discovery process, that:

Gives you perspective on all of the strategic, financial, and operational parts of your organization;

Helps you know where you stand;

Clarifies where you should go; and

Gives you a customized plan on how to get there.

What is the StratOp Process?

The word “StratOp” blends two words vital to a successful strategic planning process. “Strat” stands for strategic, the art of planning for tomorrow, today. “Op” stands for operational, the discipline of managing today, today. The Paterson Process is a Strategic Operational planning process: we must plan for tomorrow – today, while insuring we manage today – today. Weaved through the entire process is a third component – the financial. Both strategy and operations must be financed. The Paterson StratOp process is a comprehensive system that weaves together the strategic, operational and financial.

The StratOp process guides a leadership team to gain full perspective of all internal and external realities. It ensures the team crafts a core plan and strategy that emerges from the gained clarity, to focus on What Is Important Now in order to move towards the clarified vision, and to create a plan that can be measured, incrementally installed and adapted to internal and external change. Six phases flow through the StratOp process and, when worked, become an ongoing cycle of renewal.

How does it all work?

Round 1: We gather the top-tier leadership team for the initial 3-day StratOp planning process. During this time we spend the first 1½ days gaining perspective and clarity – together – through the tools listed in the perspective phase of the StratOp Process. We then create the core plan from this perspective (phase 2) in the next 1½ days. By the end of these three days, we release StratOp plan “Champions” and “Team Leaders” together with their team members and perform situational analysis and create first-draft action initiative plans for all initiatives on our W.I.N. Wheel. After this round, we create a “Plan-On-A-Page” and underlying “Playbook” for you that you can duplicate and distribute to all leaders.

Round 2: We return approximately 5-7 weeks after Round 1 for a two-day process of meeting with each cross-functional team and the leadership team to review each team’s work, to “scrub” their plans (looking for comprehensiveness, sequential thinking, realistic timelines, and budget-alignment), and to prepare the implementers to launch and install their new plan.

Round 3: We return for a one-day plan review with the leadership team (4-6 weeks after Round 2) to coach you on how to facilitate a monthly plan review. We will also talk about the annual StratOp renewal process.

I will be available throughout this entire process by phone or e-mail to answer any questions on managing the StratOp system in the day to day.

What You Get

You get a ready-to-install, customized strategic-operating plan, both in a Plan-On-A-Page format and with a supporting playbook (hard copies and electronic formats). You get unity and alignment in leadership. You get clarified roles and a plan to move towards your vision, while resourcing the staff to tend to the operational realities they face.

You learn a new system to manage and integrate the strategic, operational and financial components of your organizations. You become self-sufficient in managing your plan and adapting to new realities as you lead into the future. You get a plan that will help you to grow.

The Facilitator’s Role

“The facilitator is process; the team is content,” Tom Paterson emphasizes. Through that process, we strive for a plan that will bring the team to breakthrough levels of thinking. If necessary, we slow down the pace in order to ascend to the mountaintop of perspective. This is not a cookie cutter process. Rather, it is a very creative process. And it’s fun!

The Paterson Process is behaviorally sound; it’s about teamwork and the team respecting each other’s wisdom. Breakthroughs come when teams work together horizontally, not within silos. A team will own the plan if they are heard. We ensure each person’s voice is heard and that each person is respected. If this happens in the right way, a team’s response is, “It’s our plan. We created it. Not some consultant going off and creating a plan for us.” The StratOp process is facilitated in a way that leads to self-discovery, to ownership of the plan and to a respect for each person in the room.

The strategic planning process can be customized to fit the needs of you church or organization.

MORE INFORMATION

Contact Doug for more information.

SERVICES

Strategic Planning & Problem Solving

As a Lead Pastor, I have recognized the need for outside perspective to gain clarity.  I have also recognized the need to have a good plan and strategy that makes sense for both what is NOW and what is NEXT. I have found that the StratOp process to be the best tool around for helping with strategic planning.  My experience with the StratOp for Churches process motivated me to get certified by the Paterson Center to utilize these tools in my church, and to see how I could offer help to other churches and organizations.

StratOp is a 3-day, team-discovery process, that:

Gives you perspective on all of the strategic, financial, and operational parts of your organization;

Helps you know where you stand;

Clarifies where you should go; and

Gives you a customized plan on how to get there.

What is the StratOp Process?

The word “StratOp” blends two words vital to a successful strategic planning process. “Strat” stands for strategic, the art of planning for tomorrow, today. “Op” stands for operational, the discipline of managing today, today. The Paterson Process is a Strategic Operational planning process: we must plan for tomorrow – today, while insuring we manage today – today. Weaved through the entire process is a third component – the financial. Both strategy and operations must be financed. The Paterson StratOp process is a comprehensive system that weaves together the strategic, operational and financial.

The StratOp process guides a leadership team to gain full perspective of all internal and external realities. It ensures the team crafts a core plan and strategy that emerges from the gained clarity, to focus on What Is Important Now in order to move towards the clarified vision, and to create a plan that can be measured, incrementally installed and adapted to internal and external change. Six phases flow through the StratOp process and, when worked, become an ongoing cycle of renewal.

 

How does it all work?

Round 1: We gather the top-tier leadership team for the initial 3-day StratOp planning process. During this time we spend the first 1½ days gaining perspective and clarity – together – through the tools listed in the perspective phase of the StratOp Process. We then create the core plan from this perspective (phase 2) in the next 1½ days. By the end of these three days, we release StratOp plan “Champions” and “Team Leaders” together with their team members and perform situational analysis and create first-draft action initiative plans for all initiatives on our W.I.N. Wheel. After this round, we create a “Plan-On-A-Page” and underlying “Playbook” for you that you can duplicate and distribute to all leaders.

Round 2: We return approximately 5-7 weeks after Round 1 for a two-day process of meeting with each cross-functional team and the leadership team to review each team’s work, to “scrub” their plans (looking for comprehensiveness, sequential thinking, realistic timelines, and budget-alignment), and to prepare the implementers to launch and install their new plan.

Round 3: We return for a one-day plan review with the leadership team (4-6 weeks after Round 2) to coach you on how to facilitate a monthly plan review. We will also talk about the annual StratOp renewal process.

I will be available throughout this entire process by phone or e-mail to answer any questions on managing the StratOp system in the day to day.

What You Get

You get a ready-to-install, customized strategic-operating plan, both in a Plan-On-A-Page format and with a supporting playbook (hard copies and electronic formats). You get unity and alignment in leadership. You get clarified roles and a plan to move towards your vision, while resourcing the staff to tend to the operational realities they face.

You learn a new system to manage and integrate the strategic, operational and financial components of your organizations. You become self-sufficient in managing your plan and adapting to new realities as you lead into the future. You get a plan that will help you to grow.

The Facilitator’s Role

“The facilitator is process; the team is content,” Tom Paterson emphasizes. Through that process, we strive for a plan that will bring the team to breakthrough levels of thinking. If necessary, we slow down the pace in order to ascend to the mountaintop of perspective. This is not a cookie cutter process. Rather, it is a very creative process. And it’s fun!

The Paterson Process is behaviorally sound; it’s about teamwork and the team respecting each other’s wisdom. Breakthroughs come when teams work together horizontally, not within silos. A team will own the plan if they are heard. We ensure each person’s voice is heard and that each person is respected. If this happens in the right way, a team’s response is, “It’s our plan. We created it. Not some consultant going off and creating a plan for us.” The StratOp process is facilitated in a way that leads to self-discovery, to ownership of the plan and to a respect for each person in the room.

The strategic planning process can be customized to fit the needs of you church or organization.

MORE INFORMATION

Contact Doug for more information.

HELPING YOUR MINISTRY GROW

Studio H Consultants