Strategic Planning

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain how strategic planning will help your organization.
  • Describe the core elements of a strategic plan.
  • Clarify the process of strategic plan.
  • Select the best tools and techniques for your situation.
  • Ensure that your strategic plan is being implemented.

Download full Course Curriculum in Adobe PDF format.

Downloadable Resources

15 downloadable resources in this course

Free sample resource (PDF): Appreciative inquiry

Course Level/Prerequisites/Certification Credits

Introductory level.

Recommended companion course: Telling Your Story Through the Case for Support

Take the optional final quiz. If you pass with 70% or more, you can download a Certificate of Completion.

This training may be used to meet the requirements for renewing the Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) credential. One Professional Development Unit (PDU) is awarded for each 50-60 minute session or contact hour in topics related to volunteer resources management. For more details about the CVA program and renewal requirements, visit or email

Continuing education certification-eligible through the Professional Administrators of Volunteer Resources - Ontario (PAVR-O).


This course is on-demand, meaning that you can take it anytime, at your own pace.

The course takes approximately 2 hours to complete from start to finish, but you have access for 3 months. Take it all at once. Take it in 15-minute bites. Take breaks between each module. Come back in a month for a refresher. It's entirely flexible and up to you!


$89 per user; 3 month access

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Course Authors

Catherine Evans and Helesia Luke of Ethos Strategy Group