Local Comprehensive Cancer Control Toolkit
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Strategic Planning Solutions

Quick Tips
  • Identify a visioning facilitator
  • Identify participants in the visioning process
  • Conduct the visioning process
  • Formulate vision and values statements

Map out a Vision

Visioning is a standard part of any strategic planning process. A vision can be viewed as the future your coalition wishes to create. Developing a shared vision and common values statement for your coalition membership can help create unity among coalition members and provide a blueprint for the general direction of your coalition.

There are numerous ways to collaborate to develop a vision statement, but it is best to bring in a professional facilitator to help your coalition develop one. Longstanding coalitions can focus on reviewing their current statement to see if it needs to be updated to better reflect the challenges facing the community or the changing nature of the coalition membership.

Participants in the visioning process should include the leadership team, coalition members, and other key community stakeholders.

Explorative Questions

  • What does a cancer-free community mean to you?
  • What are the important characteristics of a cancer-free community for all who live, work, and play here?
  • How do you envision the local public health system in the next five or ten years?