For those of us who have had the privilege to serve, we know that leadership is far more than a
designated position or title. We clearly recognize that effective leadership also entails its own unique
set of challenges, some universal and others unique to specific roles, responsibilities, and work
At its most basic, strategic planning generally includes identification of beliefs, mission, and vision of the organization; a review of the current and past strengths and weaknesses; organized goal setting; and action planning for the future.