What we offer
At Sports Community, we offer support in all areas of strategic planning, including tailored Strategic Planning Workshops. For those clubs and associations that are looking to create goals and objectives and plan how to deliver these, we offer a four step process. Clubs and associations may like to seek support for one of the following four steps or all four depending on their needs.
1. Meeting preparation
The first step in the strategic planning process is to organise and prepare the planning meeting. We work with clubs and associations to organise and prepare for the meeting in which club or association goals and objectives will be discussed. This includes ensuring the right people attend the meeting and that all clubs stakeholder groups are represented. The preparation also involves collating relevant club or association information (including past reports, financials, AGM notes etc) and sending these to participants prior to the meeting for review and consideration.
2. Facilitation of the planning meeting
Sports Community supports clubs and associations to determine their club goals and objectives through the facilitation of the planning meeting. Historically these meetings can be long, passionate and at times heated but by having one of our experienced facilitators leading these discussions, goals and objectives become clear as well as understood and supported by the group.
3. Creating and finalising the goals and objectives
After the initial planning meeting, there are a number of processes that need implementation to confirm and solidify the objectives. All of the objectives need acceptance by stakeholders including the general membership base. Sports Community works with the committee to ensure all necessary communication plans are in place and actioned.
4. Creating implementation plans
Once the high level objectives and goals have been finalised Sports Community then works with clubs or associations to create implementation plans and strategies to help ensure objectives are achieved. This is one of the most common steps missing between clubs having goals and achieving them.
A great example of Sports Community’s Strategic Planning Workshops is the work we have done with Mornington Football Club.
“Sports Community has supported the Mornington Football Club through the entire four-step process with great results. We have worked with the club through the workshop preparation and facilitated the planning meeting. From here, Sports Community assisted in the consolidation of the objectives and played a large role in creating the implementation plans. We are continuing to work with the club to ensure they achieve their objectives.
“We are very grateful to Sports Community for their help in our Strategic Planning Process. They were able to assist us from the beginning and made sure all of the important groups were represented. They led a positive and effective meeting which resulted in very strong goals for our club. The stakeholders of our club have also reacted positively to our direction thanks to the additional communication. We are excited to continue to work together to see our objectives are achieved.”
Mornington Football Netball Club
We can help clubs and associations at any stage of this process. For example, some clubs and associations may find they have strong goals and objectives. They then find they struggle to achieve them. Clubs and associations in this situation may only need support during Step 4.
Get in touch with us to discuss how we can help support your club and associations.
QLD/NSW/ACT Community Partnership Manager – Amanda VanderWal
[email protected] or 0414 712 973