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CEN TRAINING | Hands-on Strategic Planning and Thinking | San Jose, 6/7
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June 7, 2018 | -



Hands-on Strategic Planning and Thinking

In this workshop you will learn the basic principles to tackle the strategic planning process on a limited budget!


Discounts available for Santa Clara County nonprofits. (Details Below)




It’s time to stop looking in the rear view mirror and begin to look forward! Strategic Planning should not be a one-time board retreat task that then sits on a shelf between revisions. Instead, we need to develop the ability to continuously think and act strategically. In this session, we will explore various approaches to strategic planning and will take a look at how organizations with a limited budget can either tackle this daunting process on their own, or assess what to contract for in order to make those dollars go father. Participants will learn how strategic plans can be adapted to meet the needs of small and mid-size organizations, as well as how to make strategic thinking an integral part of the way your organization does business. 

Intended Audience: 

Nonprofit staff & board members that are doing a strategic plan for the first time, or with little past experience or outside support.


  • Improve the strategic thinking skills of your board and have more generative discussions
  • Learn about different approaches to strategic planning and how to choose the right fit/structure
  • Understand what strategic planning is, the basic components, and how to adapt plans to benefit your organization
  • Leave with a basic outline to start the strategic planning process


When: June 7th, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: 1400 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA 95126 (Sunnyvale Room)

Cost: CEN Members - $150, Non-members - $300

Instructor: Donna Wies

*Discounts Available


For Santa Clara County Nonprofits:

Applied Materials Foundation Discount: CEN Members - $40 | Non-members - $80

Starting in September 2016, thanks to the generosity of the Applied Materials Foundation, all Santa Clara County nonprofits (staff & board) can take advantage of deep discounts to any of CEN's new nonprofit professional development workshops. Please APPLY HERE and receive a discount code on your registration.


For CEN Members:

Up to an additional 50% in scholarships is available to CEN members. Click HERE to check your organization's membership status and APPLY TO: CHRISTINE@CEN.ORG.

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