Vision, Mission and Values
This is an in-house workshop and is designed for CEOs and their senior management teams.
It is best run off-site & residential, in a relaxed setting (we can arrange this for you).
It is preceded by a one-on-one consultation with the CEO, along with pre-work for the Management team.
Learning Objectives for Leaders & Executive Management
By the end of the workshop, participants will understand:
- Why it’s the Leaders’ exclusive job to initiate & drive the Vision Creation process
- Why the input and genuine support of the Senior Team is critical
- The benefits of having a clear and team-supported Vision How to ‘sell’ the Vision to the Team
- Why Vision must come before Mission
- Why Mission Statements commonly fail
- The important role of Values and how to determine what they are
- How Values help you judge the ‘rightness’ of your Vision and provide boundaries
- How to get input from followers and the limitations of that input
As a direct result of the workshop and the pre-work:
- The Leader will have determined her/his Vision in ‘broad-brush’.
- Senior Managers will have had the opportunity to pre-think before participating.
- All participants will have applied the methodology, and will understand the importance of both the process and the outcome.
- Either the completed Vision, or at least a robust draft of it, will have been produced.
- Senior Managers will have had the opportunity to impact on the specifics and to decide whether they will genuinely support the Vision and to demonstrate that support.
- A plan will have been produced for communicating the Vision throughout the Organisation.
- Chief Executives, Senior Management teams
- Key influencers within Teams
- Owners with or without employed staff.
- Principals and senior execs of not-for-profit Organisations
The method of creating Vision flies in the face of ‘normal’ team goal-setting rules, in that Vision cannot come from followers – it must come from the Leader and uses a combination of (1) ‘selling the message’ and (2) getting input and support from the Senior team – a process where flexibility can be applied to the ‘how’ and the ‘when’, but not the ‘what’.
- What Vision is, and what it isn’t
- The Power of Vision
- Linking Vision to Mission Statements
- The importance and role of Values in Vision
- Getting buy-in from the team
- Getting the vision and values “off the wall and into the workplace”
Case studies, including specific content from research such as:
- Collins J. – Good to Great
- Collins & Porass – Built to Last
- Senge, P. The Fifth Discipline – the Art and Science of the Learning Organisation
- Barker, J. The Power of Vision
… including contrasts between well-known major corporates, some successes and some not so successful, and the part that Vision, Mission and Values played in those outcomes.
A series of structured debates followed by syndicate group workshops.
Length: Two full days, (best as off-site, residential, weekends OK)
Format: Workgroup interactive
Optimum number of participants/facilitator: 10