The elements of the strategic planning process are shown below. Click to detailed descriptions of each element, or read this page in sequence.
Begin your discussion and planning with "mission" and proceed downward. Statements adopted at each level must support the level above, and may bring up feasibility issues that "feed back" to modify the level above. The mission-goal-objectives-programs sequence in the center column are the core of your strategic plan. The items in the right and left columns support that core.