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The Plan to Plan

Planning team of accountable individuals is established


Process for creation of the plan is in place and created by consensus


Clear roles are articulated for staff, council and constituents


Project leadership is secured and adequate for the task


Necessary resources are available, including:

 

  • human


  • technical


  • financial


  • Timeline is in place and is flexible


    Outside expertise is identified and selected


    Key stakeholders are identified


    Key planning questions are identified
    Self Assessment
     

    Fiscal and program data are thoroughly reviewed


    External data is secured for environmental scan


    Process is established for assessing quality and impact of services


    Process is established for assessing quality of internal operations


    Strengths/weaknesses/opportunities/threats (SWOT) analysis is conducted


    Data review findings are explained in a cogent narrative
    Mission, Vision, Values
     

    The mission statement is:

     

  • concise


  • well understood by agency staff


  • easy to communicate


  • descriptive of desired ends, not means


  • understood by constituents


  • Core values are identified


    Agency has consensus on core values from key stakeholders


    Agency gains consensus on a vision for:

     

  • its own future


  • its role in affecting the future of the arts in the community


  • Vision statement is the basis for creating goals and action plans
    Stakeholders
     

    All key stakeholders are identified


    Planning process provides multiple opportunities for public input


    Process for summarizing the information learned from stakeholders is in place


    Process is established for building consensus around difficult or divisive issues


    Artists are involved in all aspects of the planning process


    Culturally and economically diverse groups are involved


    Underserved constituents and other unheard voices are engaged


    A mix of creative, pragmatic and visionary voices is heard
    Miscellaneous
     

    Conflict resolution skills are used as needed


    Process is determined for gathering field response to drafts of the plan


    Process is determined for building field enthusiasm for the completed plan


    Evaluation mechanisms for all aspects of planning are in place


    Meetings are led by qualified facilitators


    Adequate records and reporting systems are used for all meetings

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