Strategic Planning in a Disorderly World

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Winter 2018 quarter

Taught by

strategic planning, legislative affairs, education strategy

Our overall goal is enable each student to prepare for strategic leadership in the public sector of tomorrow.   Rapidly evolving political, economic, and social dynamics are transforming our society and the public sector that serves it.  In the years ahead creative, agile strategic planning will be as much the hallmark of healthy, successful public service agencies and organizations as it is of today’s high tech startups.

Students in this intensive course will strengthen their personal capacities to create and lead strategic planning efforts in public agencies, in community-based organizations, and in the hybrid collaborations which increasingly deliver key public services.

Seminar work will explore strategic planning principles using real world strategic planning problems.  Augmented by limited advance reading, students will use in-class “clinics” and structured strategic planning exercises to strengthen their personal strategic planning skills. The class will culminate in students’ design and conduct of a leading edge strategic planning process to explore the rapidly changing world of tomorrow’s public sector leaders.

Program Details


Winter Open

Location and Schedule

Final Schedule and Room Assignment

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Wed 6-10p

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning