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Gerard Consulting Group
Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning has changed over the past 20 years. Today, good plans are the result of strategic thinking - thinking which is reviewed and renewed on a regular basis. With the rapid pace of change and the dramatic increase in the availability of knowledge, organizations must be proactive in adapting to the ever changing environment in which they exist.

We have learned valuable lessons about the need for employees to share the vision of the organization and that they must have active involvement in the organization in order to truly have ownership in it. In addition, we have learned that other stakeholders need a voice in accomplishing the organization's vision. With appropriate avenues for input and feedback, the organization has greater opportunity to excel.

The significant components of strategic planning are:

  • Affirm Mission
  • Affirm Beliefs (Fundamental Values)
    • Study the Environment/ Gather Data
    • Performance Audit
    • Define Key Findings
    • Create Vision
      • Identify Critical Issues
      • Prioritize Critical Issues
      • Set Strategic Goals
    • Identify Primary Strategies and Tactics
  • Build Action Plans
    • Establish Timeline
    • Assign Responsibility
    • Clarify Resource Needs
  • Create Accountability Plan
    • Monitor Plan
    • Maintain and Update Plan (Annually)
  • Implement Plans According to Timeline

Planning Processes - "Building commitment to the plan"

  • Planning Team
  • Leadership
  • Planning to Plan
  • Knowledge and Skill Development
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Continuous Review
  • Annual Renewal

Consulting Services - "Seeing that the right people do the right things at the right time and in the right way"

  • Facilitating the Planning Process
  • Sharing Personal Experience
  • Presenting Models
  • Asking Hard Questions
  • Critiquing Planning Documents
  • Creating Realistic Timelines
  • Providing Resources
  • Building Consensus
  • Guiding Effective Execution
In This Section

Services Overview

Team Building

Organizational Culture

Strategic Planning

Employee Renewal

Facility Planning

About GCG

Gerard Consulting Group (GCG) specializes in the development of quality in organizations. Our mission is "to build leaders, teamwork and strategies for a stronger bottom line - maximizing the use of talent and planning in the organization."
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Contact Us

It would be a pleasure to talk with you regarding our services, client references, and fees. Contact us at:

Horizon Drive SE, Suite F3A
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
ph: 616.940.1960
fax: 616.940.3891
email: info@gerardconsulting.com

Client References

GCG has provided services for management teams, school districts, foundation boards, industry productivity groups, corporate management teams and community organizations. Check out our extensive list of references.

Our Core Staff

GCG has an experienced staff that delivers quality services and results to a variety of impressive clients across the country.
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