CEN TRAINING | Strategic Planning 101 | Online, 6/23
Registration Information
June 23, 2021 | 9:00am - 12:00pm





Strategic Planning 101



In response to COVID-19, CEN has moved all of our programs online, offering virtual training opportunities that merge fundamental best practices with crisis management resources and opportunities for peer-to-peer connections and support. Additionally, we're offering special discounts and payment plans to make these offerings increasingly accessible during this challenging time (details below).



About the Workshop

Strategic planning has become increasingly important as many of our organizations are being faced with new challenges and/or being forced to shift business models because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it is time for your organization to develop a new plan or you're looking for a guide to adjust your current plan, this workshop will leave you with the tools and resources you need to get the process going. We will review the three basic steps to effective strategic planning and will explore the various ways that organizations can utilize the process to increase impact and meet goals. Additionally, we 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 your organization and/or department, 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 going to be involved in the strategic planning process or want to explore options


  • Recognize the difference between a strategic plan and other planning processes
  • Identify the situations in which a strategic plan is most useful
  • Understand the three phases in the strategic planning process
  • Develop and implement strategies that will help you achieve long-term goals




When: June 23rd, 2021 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Where: Online

Cost: CEN Members - $75 | Non-members - $150

Instructor: Shana Peete


*Discounts Available

For Santa Clara County Nonprofits:

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

Thanks to ongoing funding from the Applied Materials Foundation, all Santa Clara County nonprofit professionals (staff & board members of organizations located in or serving the Santa Clara County population) can take advantage of deep discounts to any of CEN's nonprofit professional development workshops. Thank you, Applied Materials Foundation, for providing local organizations access to needed training so that we can all deepen our community impact!




Please note: Contact information for each registrant will be shared with the full class to promote connections among the cohort. If you would prefer that your information not be shared, please email information@cen.org about your preferences after completing your registration.

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