– STRATEGIC PLAN AND IMPLEMENTATION

– STRATEGIC PLAN AND IMPLEMENTATION
Task:
Based on your organisational analysis and scan and with reference to writers and research and from Assignment 1, you are asked to develop, discuss and validate a strategic plan for your EC organisation for the next 3 years. This will involve a convincing discussion and rationale, addressing the reason for the implementation of a number of strategies to strengthen your organisation and move it into a more sustainable position for the future. It will also include detailed discussion on the process for the implementation of these strategies, covering financial and staffing implications.
Your strategic plan will need to address 1 issue from each section you selected for Assignment 1:
??Organisational identity;
??Organisational leadership and human resource management;
??Financial management, administration and trends

You should be able to address a total of 3-5 key core strategies within your assignment.
Part A – Essay (2500 words) Details Requirement
You are writing a 2000 word essay that will sell and explain your Strategic Plan (SP) to the stakeholders. Whilst your Strategic Plan will be included as a separate appendix, you will continually refer to, write about and justify your Strategic Plan in your written essay. As a leader, you use your 2500 words to basically sell your SP to staff, parents, parents and wider community.
Inclusions and features for Part A
In this written section of your main assignment, you will need to include:-
1) Introduction and rationale to your assignment (approximately 2 paragraphs).
? Why is Strategic Plan important to your organization?
? What do you anticipate the outcomes of your new direction and plan to be.
2) Discuss and rationalize Goal 1 (From the section of Organisational Identity). Start here to articulate why goal 1 is important.
? Where the idea came from (review a few points within here from you Environmental Scan, SWOT or points from Assignment 1).
? Why this goal is important? What are the values of this goal to your organization? How it will strengthen your organization? (Selling the value of your Goal to stakeholders so that they come on board).You need to strengthen this section by using theory to back up your arguments and referring back to several key points outlined in Assignment 1.
? Implementation: How are you going to implement the goal?(Add detail on strategies and suggestions for the implementation of Goal 1). Link to Strategic Plan key areas here as you discuss this information.
3) Discuss and rationalize Goal 2 (From the section of Organisational leadership and human resource management)Start here to articulate why goal 2 is important.
? Where the idea came from (review a few points within here from you Environmental Scan, SWOT or points from Assignment 1).
? Why this goal is important? What are the values of this goal to your organization? How it will strengthen your organization? (Selling the value of your Goal to stakeholders so that they come on board). You need to strengthen this section by using theory to back up your arguments and referring back to several key points outlined in Assignment 1.
? Implementation: How are you going to implement the goal?(Add detail on strategies and suggestions for the implementation of Goal 2). Link to Strategic Plan key areas here as you discuss this information.
4) Discuss and rationalize Goal 3(From the section of Financial management, administration and trends)Start here to articulate why goal 3 is important.
? Where the idea came from (review a few points within here from you Environmental Scan, SWOT or points from Assignment 1).
? Why this goal is important? What are the values of this goal to your organization? How it will strengthen your organization? (Selling the value of your Goal to stakeholders so that they come on board). You need to strengthen this section by using theory to back up your arguments and referring back to several key points outlined in Assignment 1.
? Implementation: How are you going to implement the goal?(Add detail on strategies and suggestions for the implementation of Goal 3). Link to Strategic Plan key areas here as you discuss this information.

Note: Due to your word limit, you will only be able to provide some ideas for each of these sections…and continue to refer to your SP for details.

5) Discuss Staff Implementation Ideas. Discuss the ramification for staff management. In order to implement your strategic plan:-
? Any human resources implications to go with Goal 1, Goal 2 and Goal 3. (Do you need to employ new staff because of this plan? Do your current staffs need to work longer time?
? How are you going to organize your staff?
? How are you going to work with staff to implement the plan? Who will responsible in different section?
? What are the hurdles? How will these be overcome?
? What other HR issues will there be with regards to the addition of new staff and training (if needed)?
6) Discuss Financial considerations. The importance of considering financial implication which regards to the implication of your strategic plan.
? Any financial implications to go with Goal 1, Goal 2 and Goal 3. (Is there any additional cost in order to implement these goals that you stated in your strategic plan?)
? Some suggestions or ideas on how this will be organised. What money you may need and how you will go about funding implementation suggestions.
7) Conclusion

Inclusions and features for Part B (Strategic Plan)
In this section, you need to develop a similar template as the shown exemplar and include all relevant sections for each goal 1, 2, 3:-
a) Goal: Develop a goal statement for each section (Organisational Identity; Human Resources; Financial management, administration and trends) which is the outcome (ends) statements that guide the organization’s programs, administrative, financial, and governance functions.
? When developing goals. You need to think about…..what was it that I identified in Assignment 1 that was of key concern…or a key strength…..?That is critical for the organisation to address for the future.
? You can Include commitment words (e.g. ‘will’, ‘ensure’, ‘projected to be’, etc.).
? A goal statement can start with (To conduct… /To establish…/ To develop…/ To improve…)
b) Strategies: Explain what the organization will undertake? What strategies you will use to achieve these goals?
c) Implementation:How will you implement the strategies? What will be implemented? Who will implement? Include short, middle and long term implementation ideas.
d) Indicators of success
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA UNSATISFACTORY LIMITED SATISFACTORY PROFICIENT OUTSTANDING
1. Strategic plan
Includes Appendix 1 & discussion
15% Plan and discussion demonstrates little or no understanding of the organisation and of strategic planning processes

Plan and discussion attempts to build on the environmental scan and organisational analysis to develop strategic directions for the organisation
Plan and discussion presents a passable understanding of the organisation, strategic planning processes and sound future directions for the organisation
Plan and discussion demonstrates sound conceptual understanding of the organisation, strategic planning processes and potential futures for the organisation Plan and discussion demonstrates a high mastery of understanding of the organization, strategic planning processes demonstrated by a compelling vision for the future
2. Implementation process
10% Little or no attempt to outline the implementation process with minimal understanding of relevant theory Discussion of implementation process lacks depth and makes little reference to current theory and practice Reasonable discussion of the proposed implementation process demonstrating a sound understanding of current theory Persuasive discussion of the implementation process grounded in a high level of understanding of current theory Compelling discussion of the implementation process demonstrating high mastery of relevant theory and practice
3. Financial
implications
10% Little or no analysis of the financial implications on the organisation’s short and long term activities and operations. Some discussion and analysis of the financial implications on the organisation of the proposed strategies Sound attempt to discuss and analyse the financial implications on the organisation’s of the proposed strategies Persuasive analysis and discussion of the financial implications on the organization of the proposed strategies Compelling analysis and discussion of the financial implications on the organization of the proposed strategies
4. Human resource implications

10% Little evidence of understanding of HR implications posed by the adoption of the proposed strategies and minimal suggestions from the theory to address the implications Discussion and analysis demonstrates some understanding of HR Implications of proposed strategies with few suggestions from the theory to address the implications Passable discussion and analysis of the implications of the proposed strategies on the organisation’s HR operations and some constructive suggestions from the theory to address the implications Credible and logical analysis of the HR implications on the organisation’s operations and practices. Well thought out suggestions from theory to address the implications ( A powerful and well argued analysis and discussion of the implications the proposed strategies may have on the organization and convincing suggestions from the theory to address the implications
5. Presentation of plan
5% Low level of academic writing, high level of grammatical and spelling errors.
Limited presentation considerations
APA referencing requires further work Minimal level of academic writing with some grammar and or spelling errors.. Some presentation considerations. Attempts made to use APA referencing style Sound academic style of writing with limited evidence of spelling or grammatical errors. Confident grasp of APA referencing conventions
Versatile and persuasive academic writing with good use of spelling and grammar. Strong grasp of APA referencing conventions.
Highly versatile, well argued and thoughtful academic style of writing with an excellent use spelling and grammar. Expert use of APA referencing conventions.