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We guide, train and coach senior managers of privately held businesses and not-for-profit organizations to develop, update and implement plans for growth.

There is no better way to learn how to lead strategic planning than taking our one-on-one comprehensive workshop.

Our experience spans 40+ industries, in all sectors of the economy, supporting hundreds of management teams globally.

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Strategic planning for a growing organization is similar to a whitewater rafting trip: Preparation is essential. Paddlers learn or practice skills they don’t use every day. It takes a team effort to be successful. And it’s always exciting, usually with an element of the unexpected.

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The Growth Management River Trip℠, Customer-Centered Strategic Planning, Simplified.

This diagram outlines the three phases of a River Trip℠ planning experience, including five core visual processes to develop and implement strategic plans.

Every day brings more uncertainty ~ about the economy, the labor force, energy costs, working remotely, the supply chain, inflation...

It’s now more important than ever before to have a strategic plan that addresses uncertainty head on. It should identify, short term and longer range objectives, and a realistic sequence for implementing new initiatives.

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Our Value Proposition

Using a fun river-rafting metaphor, with all your key players gathered together (in-person or virtual) and with your critical issues on the table, you'll work as a team to develop or update a growth plan for your organization. This plan will be strategically solid, even if you've never stopped to do a strategic plan before. It will reflect customer and constituent needs and motivations, your current operational priorities and your best opportunities for growth. 

You plan will be concrete, action-oriented, and signed off by every member of the management team. 

And it will get implemented. 

  • The River Trip℠ is easily customized for any not-for-profit organization, for a product or service business, for your funding sources, your competitive environment, geographic scope of operations and distribution channel.

  • The strategic plan which you develop will have the forward-looking scope of a strategic plan, along with near-term objectives which lead directly into operational plans and budgets.

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Our Mission, Vision and Values

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Our videos offer great stories from our planning adventures, strategy examples and planning process tips. Enjoy!

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