Strategic Thinking and Planning, Second Edition is volume four in the Museum Trustee Association's Templates for Trustees series. The book and customizable web-based templates feature tools that help boards to consider their options, identify their priorities, and plan their actions at this critical moment in a museum's life cycle. In addition to the manual and on-line website, purchasers have access to the ongoing assistance of MTA staff.
This book and the accompanying templates models the kind of thinking that is required not only to create a strategic plan that is tailored to each institution, but also to stay focused on the strategic aspects of governance while implementing that plan. Planning teams are introduced to exercises and tools that will help them focus on what's most important to the future of their institution. In using the templates, they will adopt new ways of analyzing information and thinking about their museum's mission that will make them more effective leaders.
Foreword About Templates for Trustees Using the Templates for Trustees Online App Strategic Thinking and Planning User's Guide Acknowledgements Introduction: A New Approach to a Familiar Exercise Chapter 1 - Phase 1: Plan to Plan Chapter 2 - Phase 2: Clarify Mission, Vision, and Values Chapter 3 - Phase 3: Scan the Environment Chapter 4 - Phase 4: Determine Strategies Chapter 5 - Phase 5: Develop Performance Measures Chapter 6 - Phase 6: Develop Operating Plan and Budgets Chapter 7 - Phase 7: Report and Monitor Resource Guide for Strategic Thinking and Planning Appendix: Mission, Vision, and Values Statements About the Museum Trustee Association and the Authors