Three components of goal setting and implementation planning
Although setting goals for your Club sounds simple, there are actually three different levels of planning which should be undertaken.
These different stages of planning are:
1. Setting your Club goals – This includes a time frame and a measurement as to what defines ‘successfully achieving the goal’. For example, “To grow from 50 to 80 senior participants by 30 December 2017.
2. Deciding what are the key activities to be undertaken to achieve each goal. These are sometimes referred to as ‘strategies’. How does your club want to go about achieving the goal? For example do you want to add another team that trains at a different time during the week or look at inviting different community groups to try your sport?
3. Create an implementation plan – This includes all of the tasks required to deliver each key activity. Often this part of the planning process can take time in order to identify all the steps that need to be undertaken, by whom and by when but it is the most significant and important step towards achieving your goals
Often this part of the planning process can take time in order to identify all the steps that need to be undertaken, by whom and by when but it is the most significant and important step towards achieving your goals.
Once your Club has defined its goals, decided its key activities and created the implementation plan to complete each key activity, you then have a very powerful document which should guide:
- How your Club is structured and lead
- How to engage members and volunteers to support the committee
- What skill sets your club needs to be successful
- How to engage your Club stakeholders as well as the broader community
Having a very strong plan for the future, should make it easier, less work and more fun for your Club to successfully achieve its goals.
More Strategic Planning:
a) What is Strategic Planning?
b) Setting and achieving goals
d) Starting the strategic planning process
e) Step 1 – Stakeholder Consultation
f) Step 2 – The formal planning process
g) Step 2 continued – The Planning Session
h) Step 2 continued – Goal ownership and task definition
i) Step 3 – Sign off from members and stakeholders
j) Step 4 – Objective implementation, management and DELIVERY!
k) Strategic Planning Template