Successful nonprofits know that strategic planning is essential. High-performing organizations evaluate their mission, values, environment, and strategies to ensure continued improvement in programs, services and internal infrastructure. All too often organizations fail to incorporate strategic goals into their governance or management of the organization, rendering it an exercise in futility. This workshop will guide organizations through the planning process, making sure that time is used wisely, real progress is made, and essential issues and considerations are brought to the forefront for open discussion. Strategic planning sets the course for organizations and, when done correctly, re-energizes and motivates the board and the leadership team. The goal of this workshop is to demystify the planning process and make it something staff and board will find productive.
Regina Podhorin is the founder and President of The Leadership Group. Having over 35 years’ experience working with nonprofits, she brings a wealth of experience and creativity to the work. Ms. Podhorin spent 11 years as the Executive Director of Womanspace, Inc., the Mercer County domestic violence provider, and several years working for state and local government. Ms. Podhorin has a strong background working with a wide variety of nonprofit organizations and cross sector collaborations. Ms. Podhorin has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Rider University and is known for her facilitation, leadership coaching and public speaking skills. In addition, her ability to identify and address the tough issues faced by non-profits has made her a much sought-after resource by organizations wishing to embark upon the strategic planning process. Â Ms. Podhorin is a founding member of the NJ Nonprofit Consultants Collaborative, a member of the National Alliance for Nonprofit Management, the Alliance Governance Affinity Group and the American Evaluation Association.