It is common to assume that long-range planning and community strategic planning are the same, but in my terminology, they are not. Long-range planning is characterized as follows:
Community Strategic Planning, however, produces a visionary statement of what the community wants to be 10 to 20 years in the future. This shared Vision of the future provides a framework for Collaborative Implementation that makes the Community Vision reality.
Most groups, companies, communities and individuals do not have a clear Vision of the future because of perceived difficulties in forecasting the future. Henry Luke has developed a proven "Strategic Thinking" process that provides an opportunity for the community to efficiently develop Vision and Strategy in the six foundation areas that create community competitive advantage. This Vision and Strategy will become reality through Collaborative Implementation by the Vision Partners. Organizations throughout the community will endorse the Vision and become Vision Partners committed to long-term implementation. The Vision Partners will develop Strategic Alliances to make individual strategies reality in the appropriate priority order.
The Vision Process is designed at the beginning to expand the number of Vision Partners. There are usually one to five founding Vision Partners. During the collaborative implementation process, at least one Vision Partner per 2,000 residents in the community will be recruited.
Community Strategic Planning: Phase I (6 months)
Community Vision... A statement describing the community at least ten to twenty years in the future:
Collaborative Implementation: Phase II (5 to 10 years)
Collaborative Implementation by Vision Partners...Organizations throughout the community endorse the Vision and become Vision Partners committed to long term implementation. The Vision Partners develop strategic alliances to make individual strategies reality in the appropriate priority order.
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