Full! Tools for Strategic Planning

Presented by: 
The Berrant Group
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 9:00am
Point Grey Campus
Student Union Building, 6138 Student Union Blvd. – Party Room (2nd Floor)
Please contact us if you would like to be on the Waitlist


Program Summary

Strategic planning with your team can be a real challenge.  Keeping on track, exploring ideas, using the time effectively, enabling you to participate, not just facilitate — these can all be difficult situations to overcome.  

This introductory program will provide you with a basic series of tools and processes that keep work-teams moving and on track, from creative chaos to detailed action plans.


In this Seminar, You Will Learn To:

  • Generate, categorize and reach consensus on many ideas in less than an hour
  • Involve others without digressing or getting off track
  • Determine cause and effect relationships and identify driving issues
  • Identify and display gaps in current and desired performance
  • Utilize vision and values in the planning process
  • Build consensus, create support for ideas and generate buy-in for action plans
  • Allow participants to safely contribute openly and honestly
  • Provide practical, easy to follow steps toward solutions

You Will Use:

  • Affinity Diagrams
  • Radar Charts
  • Interrelationship Digraphs
  • Nominal Group Technique

You Will Learn Through:

  • Hands-on practice
  • Group work and discussions
  • Theory bursts

Presenter Bio

The Berrant Group is an international training and facilitation firm based in Vancouver. Since 1995 they have provided Management and Business Skills Training, Planning Facilitation and Consulting Services.

Grant Penner and Ian Berry are the principle partners of The Berrant Group and each provide over twenty years of training, facilitation, consulting and operational experience. A balanced perspective, good sense of humour and the ability to zero in on your business needs form the essence of The Berrant Group.

Their approach balances strong, results-oriented objectives with a unique style that supports our strong belief that work must also be fun to be effective. Their clients range from private to public sector, high tech to manufacturing, and small to large sized organizations. The Berrant Group have conducted group sessions throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

Who Should Attend?

AAPS members who are interested in gaining an introduction to strategic planning through hands-on learning. Not sure if this session is right for you? Contact us at aaps.pd@ubc.ca

Program Information

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
9:00 AM - 2:45 PM
Student Union Building
6138 Student Union Boulevard [view location Map]
Room: Party Room (2nd Floor)

To Register

Please email aaps.pd@ubc.ca. Registered attendees will receive confirmation emails.

Cancellations: All events are costly to set up, even those which are offered at no charge. If you register, but find you are unable to attend, please let us know by either emailing aaps.pd@ubc.ca or by calling the office at 604-822-9025. If you have any questions regarding workshops offered by AAPS, please contact aaps.pd@ubc.ca.