MCTC Course Catalog
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Planning For Success: Developing Your Strategic and Action Plans

This course is open to US military, prevention and substance abuse treatment professionals.

Course Description
Adapted from the University of Kansas’ Work Group for Community Health and Development’s Building Capacity for Collaborative Action Training Curriculum, this one day training provides an evidence based, in-depth look at strategic and action planning.

After assessing the community’s needs and resources, analyzing problems and goals, and developing a framework or model of change, you are now positioned to move forward in planning for action.  Community work, which involves multiple individuals and organizations in change efforts, is particularly ripe for the process of strategic and action planning. Every player must agree and be clear about the direction and specific steps that each will take to move the effort forward.

Developing strategic and action plans provides a map for moving from a community’s vision to improvements in community-level outcomes.  The strategic plan provides overall direction on the path going from where things are now to where we hope they will be. The action plan identifies specific changes the group seeks to accomplish its goals. Community work can be greatly enhanced by a clear vision and mission statement, explicit objectives, varied strategies, and a comprehensive and detailed action plan.

Topics Included

-Vision, Mission, and Objectives
-Strategies and Action Plans
-Reviewing and Building Consensus on Your Action Plan
-Using Strategic and Action Plans to Guide and Enhance Your Work
-Course Length: 1 day (7.5 hours) or 2 days (combined course)

This course can be combined with another one day course titled Logic Modeling for a two day course titled SMART Planning

About the Training Curriculum: The KU Work Group has developed a training curriculum based on the Community Tool Box that outlines 16 competencies for promoting community health and development. These competencies include: creating and maintaining coalitions and partnerships, assessing community needs and resources, analyzing problems and goals, developing a framework or model of change, developing strategic and action plans, building leadership, developing an intervention, increasing participation and membership, enhancing cultural competence, advocating for change, influencing policy development, evaluating the initiative, implementing a social marketing campaign, writing a grant application for funding, improving organizational management and development, and sustaining the project or initiative.

This course can be combined with any of the following courses:

There are no scheduled classes available at this time.

MCTC provides on-site and mobile training of the highest quality at no cost to the student to all those involved in the fight against drug trafficking and substance abuse.

If you would like to host this class click here.

Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
7105 NW 70th Bldg 3585  Johnston, IA 50131
1-800-803-6532 (commercial), 431-4756 (DSN), 515-727-3613 (Fax)