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Connecting Strategic Thinking to Strategic Planning: approaches, tips and tools

Wednesday, September 26: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

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Are you involved in organizing or leading strategic planning efforts within your organization or community group? Join us September 26th from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. to learn how you can optimize your organization’s strategic thinking and planning efforts. Gain insight and practical skills to tailor traditional “intended’ strategic planning approaches to your organizations’ needs, and learn more about “emergent” planning approaches including those based on Appreciate Inquiry. Practical considerations, tools and resources will be highlighted to support your work.  


Kim Hodgson is a community planning and process facilitation consultant with over 20 years of experience in multi-sector partnership and network development, inter-sectoral collaboration, program planning and evaluation, governance, community engagement, community development, policy development and knowledge translation at the municipal, regional and provincial levels. In addition to consulting work with OHCC, she has worked as a planner with public health units, community health centres, and the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network.

D’Arcy Farlow has been active in the fields of health promotion, public health and community capacity building for over twenty-five years.   During this time she has had extensive experience providing leadership and facilitation to a diverse range organizations, collaborations and groups including local, provincial and national nonprofits, foundations, municipalities, government institutions and healthy communities’ coalitions. Her expertise is in board governance, strategic planning, organizational change, partnership development and community capacity building processes.

Lorna McCue has over 25 years of experience in developing and managing not-for-profit, community-based organizations and services. As Executive Director of OHCC, she leads a team of staff  and consultants in providing consulting and facilitation services to diverse community organizations and networks. Lorna has particular strengths in the areas of community development, community engagement, meeting and workshop facilitation, strategic planning and organizational governance. 


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Past Webinars

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Helen Doyle, Healthy Environments Manager, York Region Public Health and Chair of the Ontario Public Health Association's Environmental Health Group and Bill Kilburn from the Back to Nature Network, and EcoHealth Ontario’s Steering Committee discuss the relationship between the natural environment, health and wellbeing, and to find ways to increase the quality and diversity of the rural and urban spaces we call home.Join us to learn more about the ecohealth movement, as well as current provincial initiatives led by EcoHealth Ontario (EHO). 
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Partnerships in the Future: What might we expect? How should we prepare?

OHCC consultants Kim Hodgson, Lorna McCue, D’Arcy Farlow, Lisa Tolentino and Paul Young discussed the future of successful partnerships from a variety of perspectives.
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Measuring Rural Vitality

View recordings of our past webinars.