Topic: Defining and Implementing an Effective Organizational Vision Statement
Facilitator: Shelley Kirkpatrick
Shelley Kirkpatrick is a consultant, researcher, and author with 20 years of experience studying and improving organizational vision statements. She is the founder and CEO of Visiontelligence, a company that helps leaders develop and implement effective vision statements. Shelley also is the Director of Assessment Services at Management Concepts and currently serves as Program Chair for the International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI) Potomac Chapter. She is a former professor at Carnegie Mellon University and The American University. Shelley holds a PhD in organizational behavior from the University of Maryland at College Park and a BS from Bowling Green State University.
Having a well-designed vision statement is an important aspect of our work as organization development practitioners when we support our customers/clients in strategic planning and change management. A vision statement, when done right, can have a powerful impact on an organization. However, a vision statement can be a confusing concept. Even the best vision statement will fail to enact change if it is not implemented at all or if it is not implemented in a way that does not align with the vision.
In this webinar, I will define the term vision statement and distinguish it from similar concepts, such as mission, strategy, and goals. I will share the seven characteristics of effective vision statements, along with examples of vision statements. We will discuss ways that organizations can implement its vision statement, including aligning a programmatic or departmental vision statement with an agency’s vision and mission statement. You will leave the presentation with a better understanding of what constitutes an effective vision statement and ideas for aligning your organization’s vision statement with your unit’s goals and activities.
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Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Webinar: Information provided upon RSVP
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