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Strategic Planning

Carmichael Centre
9:45AM - 4:00PM

Strategic planning has never been more important for Charities and Not-for Profit organisations. This workshop will encourage participants to get the most out of the strategic planning process and give them a clear understanding of what is involved, the benefits of strategic planning and potential risks and downsides of not engaging in strategic planning.

Soup and sandwiches provided on the day.

The main areas covered will be:

  • What strategic planning is
  • Why strategic planning is important
  • The process involved
  • Importance of Vision Mission and Values
  • Who is involved
  • Strategic Thinking - setting strategic goals and objectives
  • Content of a strategic plan
  • Measuring and monitoring outcomes.


Andrea Shupinski FCA

Andrea Shupinski is an accountant and business advisor. Andrea has extensive financial and senior management experience in the not-for-profit sector where she has helped organisations to prepare for a more regulated and transparent environment. Originally from England, she worked at a senior level in chartered accountancy firms. Andrea is currently a voluntary Board member for a Community crèche near to where she lives in South County Dublin. 

Target Audience: 
Individuals involved in reviewing, setting or influencing the direction and priorities for an organisation. Anyone tasked with creating, or who want to know how to create a strategic plan.

By the end of the workshop participants will understand how to:

  • Create an effective strategic planning process
  • Engage in thinking strategically
  • Set strategic goals and objectives
  • Draft a strategic plan
  • Measure and monitor outcomes

Participants will be encouraged to relate back to their own organisation throughout.


Carmichael Centre Resident Members: €120

Other Community Voluntary Charity Organisations: €140

Statutory/Corporate Organisations: €160

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