Strategic Planning 2.0

Plan your Community's Future

Whether you inherit a strategic plan or start from scratch, it’s up to you and your Board to ensure it will adequately prepare you for the future. 'Strategic Planning 2.0: Creating your Future' lays out an innovative, simple and proven framework to help you create the future you want for your organization and its stakeholders.

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"I just wanted to thank you for all your work on our strategic plan, I have to say it is one of the best processes that I have ever been involved in."

Rebecca Lorains
CEO, Primary Care Connect

In a performance study released this year by The Australian Institute of Company Directors, strategic planning was identified as the #1 most pivotal activity that could be done better for greatest overall impact.


Frustrated CEOs and distracted Boards have identified these common scenarios that have made their planning lackluster and contrived, rather than inspirational and organic.

Are any of these familiar to you?

Strategic planning becomes a form filling, talk-fest that drags on for months.

The Board has a plan for the sake of having a plan: there is no integration into the culture, budget, decision-making or operations of the organization.

The planning team think they know the answers, rather than exploring the options, questions and possibilities.

A few dominant personalities control the facilitation without the necessary training or experience, trampling on the group's ability to be strategic or form a consensus.

The strategies begin to look like a long wish list without proper support from the required action plans, budget or staff.

One or two pet projects find their way into the strategic plan – and the personal egos they are attached to make it impossible to remove them.

It’s too hard to change elements of the strategic plan once it has been “finished,” so the pressure is on to get it right the first time without recognizing no plan survives contact with reality.

The strategic planning consultants cost exceeds what is allocated in the budget.

The last strategic planner was obsessed with post-it notes and butcher's paper...

If you said "YES" to any of the above, then you need 'Strategic Planning 2.0: Creating your future’

This learning program offers a step by step guide that will show you exactly how to: forge your own high performing strategic plan, generate buy-in from your key stakeholders and staff, embed it into all of your primary governance and operational processes, and how to personally be more strategic.

In essence, everything you need to be ready for the next three to four years... and the decade after that. 

A good strategic plan ensures the right priorities are set, energy, time and resources are allocated to the right areas, innovation is encouraged and rewarded, and there is flexibility to change when change is required.

That means you no longer have to cross your fingers and hope nothing will come along and disrupt your sector, service delivery or cast doubt over your organization’s future. Using these tools, you will be ready for whatever the future throws at you.

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Consider this...

Every traditional planning model we have come across is rigid, unnecessarily complicated and too easy to derail.  

 What if all your clients and stakeholders became active champions of the future you were creating?

 ✔  What if your organization was sought after by prospective Board members because of its reputation for innovation and expertise?

   What if you could increase the quality and standard of your service and your sector, simply by including stakeholders in your strategic planning process?

   What if you could manage all of your costs and keep a healthy bottom line while not being solely dependent on block funding or a single revenue stream?

 ✔  What if you could anticipate the future skills and expertise of your Board and staff years before they were required?

 ✔  What if you could position your organization to leverage trends and disruptions?

   What if you could create a massive amount of enthusiasm for the future of your service and the difference it creates in the community? 

The power of strategic planning done well can create all of this and more.

"I found Steven Bowman’s facilitation excellent and better than I have witnessed in the last 25 years… At all times, participants were engaged and involved throughout the planning process."

Ted Rayment
CEO, Swan Hill District Health

How does it work?

#1 Visit the checkout page and complete your order

Once you have successfully completed your purchase, you will be prompted to begin the program. Remember, you have 24/7 online access so you're free to travel at your own pace and re-watch modules if necessary.

#2 Watch the video material & make use of the downloads

We provide an extensive amount of information in this program. Try to imagine how the examples relate to your organization, and situations where you need to take a more tailored approach.

#3 Tackle your next strategic planning day with newfound capability

Whether you want to facilitate the strategic planning day, or get up to speed on how a high-level session is conducted, this is your one stop shop.

Your investment

$175 AUD

All inclusive, one-time payment


30+ short, sharp video modules

10+ PDF downloads & worksheets

Lifetime access, so you can reference the program into the future

A proven framework for creating a highly effective strategic plan through a unique, rich process

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A selection of the modules included

- How to select your dream planning team

- Simple ways to embed the vision statement into everything you do

- Scenario planning & future casting against disruption

- Creating a SWOR analysis stakeholder survey

- Determining the key strategies and trajectory of your organization

- Action plans that enable successful strategies

- Creating success measures to ensure accountability and follow through 

- How to operationalize your strategic plan (so it never gathers dust)                          

- Annual review of the strategic plan -- is it still working?




Vision & Innovation Matrix

Scenario Planning Worksheet

Developing and ranking your SWOR analysis

Completed SWOR Analysis

Creating effective strategies

Creating effective action plans

Embedding Ethics and Risks into your Strategic Plan

Sample GAANT Chart

Strategic Board Meeting Agenda Sample

Annual Strategic Plan Review Sample

10 Powerful Questions for Board Members Business Owners white paper

The Three Lies of Scarcity PDF

Avoid the headache: keep your strategic planning simple & strategic

Here is a sample of the content included in this program. The full program has 30+ short modules that systematically take you through the steps needed to create a game changing strategic plan.

How to develop, or reaffirm, a vision statement & use it for strategic advantage

  • A new definition of strategic planning
  • How to select your dream planning team
  • Creating a Vision statement
  • Simple ways to embed the vision statement into everything you do

How to identify trends, opportunities & disruptions with scenario planning

  • Scenario planning & future casting against disruption
  • Using scenario planning as a tool for innovation

How to tweak your SWOT analysis to make it twice as effective

  • Creating a SWOR analysis stakeholder survey
  • Developing and populating your SWOR analysis check
  • Ranking your SWOR analysis

How to create effective strategies and action plans

  • Determining the key strategies and trajectory of your organization
  • Action plans that enable successful strategies
  • Creating success measures to ensure accountability and follow through
  • Ethics & risk management filters

How to make sure your new strategic plan get used relentlessly

  • Looking at program start & finish dates with a GANTT chart 
  • How to present a new strategic plan to staff & stakeholders
  • How to get buy-in from your staff around the new strategic plan
  • How to operationalize your strategic plan (so it never gathers dust)
  • Aligning recruitment measures with the strategic plan
  • Structuring staff meeting agendas
  • Structuring the Board agenda around the strategic plan
  • CEO performance management systems

Quick and Simple How-to for Strategic Plan Reviews

  • How to minimize what you may have missed during your strategic planning
  • Leveraging staff & external stakeholder presentations during Board meetings
  • Leveraging 'strategic gossip' to uncover hidden opportunities
  • Annual review of the strategic plan -- is it still working?
  • Creating Board agendas that save time and remain focused

Being personally strategic: ideas, tools and mindsets to focus you and your Board on the big picture

  • Being Personally Strategic - Tool 1: Be the question
  • Being Personally Strategic - Tool 2: Be interesting point of view
  • Being Personally Strategic - Tool 3: Scarcity vs prosperity mindsets 
  • Powerful questions to begin using in Board meetings
  • Reading financial reports to uncover trends & opportunities
  • How to challenge operational thinking around the Boardroom

Presented by Steven Bowman

Steven Bowman is the director of Conscious Governance, based in Melbourne, Australia. He is sought after by businesses around the world as an expert adviser on conscious leadership, strategic innovation and awakening the power of consciousness within organizations. 

Steven has held numerous senior executive and CEO positions with some of the USA and Australia’s most prestigious organizations. He has authored and coauthored over fourteen books on nonprofit governance, strategy, risk and executive leadership.

He currently consults with over one thousand nonprofit and corporate organizations each year in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Corporate Law and Accountability Research Group, Monash University. 

‘Strategic Planning 2.0: Creating your future’ has been developed to simplify the strategic planning process, handing you the framework you need to keep your plan fighting fit and building a big future for your stakeholders and community. 

The 30+ modules in this program enable you to facilitate the entire strategic planning process for your organization, with the help of your planning team. It also covers the skills and mindset required to review your existing strategic plan on a rolling basis. Be confident that no matter what the future holds, you have a plan to deal with it.
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