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North Park University - Chicago North Park University - Chicago

Two-Part Strategic Planning Intensive Workshop: "Dust Off Your Plan" and "How to Fund It"


Two Part Workshop on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hosted by North Park University, Chicago, IL

Part I: Dust Off Your Strategic Plan: Making It Relevant and Accessible, 9 a.m. - Noon

Part II: How to Fund It: Strategic Planning and Sustainability, 1 - 4 p.m.


Register for one or both of these sessions by noon on April 15!

Part I or II half-day workshop rate: $80

Both parts at full-day workshop rate (lunch included): $160


About these Sessions: 

Part I: Dust Off Your Strategic Plan: Making It Relevant and Accessible, presented by Deb Stonikas

Have you spent months creating a strategic plan that sat on a bookshelf and collected dust? Have you lamented how your organization sat in neutral after the strategic planning process? How do you move to action and outcomes? This workshop is your opportunity to take a step back and re-examine how you can make your strategic plan a living, breathing document. Effective implementation is the next step in the planning process, yet it is often overlooked. Get the jumpstart you need as we cover best practices working with staff and board members to execute the strategic plan, benchmarking goals and objectives, and insights on how to make the next planning and implementation process a revved up and exciting one for all stakeholders.

Part II: How to Fund It: Strategic Planning and Sustainability, presented by Tim O'Brien

Now that you’ve figured out how to implement your strategic plan in Part I, how are you going to fund that implementation? Part II of this full-day program will focus on sustainability modeling as a valuable tool for reviewing program impact and profitability, and ultimately as a tool to enhance implementation of your strategic plan. Assessment and forecasting tools will be covered. You’ll come away with the knowledge needed to establish a sound financial framework upon which to build future programs and revenue streams.

Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Board Members, Management Staff

Content Level: Advanced

About the Presenters:

Deb StonikasDebra M. Stonikas has been assessing outcomes and implementing performance dashboards as a hands-on manager and consultant for over 25 years. Ms. Stonikas is the CEO of Northpointe Consulting, LLC - a niche consulting firm that specializes in Logic Models and Impact Measurement. In addition, she serves as the Executive Director of MERCY Communities, a nonprofit organization which provides housing and supportive services to homeless women and their children. Ms. Stonikas holds a B.S. in Business from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from DePaul University.

Tim O'BrienTim O’Brien, adjunct professor of nonprofit finance at North Park University’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management, has 30 years’ experience as a financial manager in commercial and nonprofit organizations. He also has managerial experience in church-based organizations, including the role of executive director of Community of Passionist Partners. O’Brien is a successful educator both in face-to-face and online venues. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Spertus College, JFK University, North Park University, and the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management. O’Brien also serves on several nonprofit and church-based boards.

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