Strategic Planning 101 – Live, Online, Three-Part Course Presented by Ken Busby


Posted by OMA on 04/12/2021

Strategic Planning 101 – Live, Online, Three-Part Course Presented by Ken Busby

The Oklahoma Museums Association in partnership with Oklahoma Department of Libraries, and Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board is pleased to offer Strategic Planning 101 a live, online, three-part course. The FREE three-part course on creating a basic strategic plan will be held on Mondays, May 3, 10 and 17 from 9:30am-11:00am on each date via the Zoom platform.

Register here

During Strategic Planning 101, you will learn:

  • valuing strategic planning
  • understanding the strategic plan lifecycle
  • discussing mission, purpose, and vision statements
  • utilizing SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats)
  • determining where you are as an organization
  • gathering information including asking what your organization does well, what your organization can improve upon, and what your organization’s dream is for itself
  • looking at outside influencers
  • setting priorities, goals, and action steps
  • budgeting for your strategic plan
  • implementing your strategic plan
  • evaluating your strategic plan

As an added bonus, Ken Busby will provide a 30-minute consultation to each organization to review and make recommendations on your strategic plan.

Strategic Planning 101 is a live, online, three-part course that is FREE to attend thanks to scholarships provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board, with funding support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Interested individuals must complete an application for registration here. Registration is only open to staff, volunteers and board members of museums, historical societies, historic sites, zoos and botanical gardens, historic houses, living history museums, tribal cultural centers, other museum-related institutions, libraries and archives in the state of Oklahoma. Registrants must commit to attending all three parts of the course.

Deadline to apply is April 23. The course is limited to 30 participants. 

Strategic Planning 101 is brought to you by Oklahoma Museums Association, Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board, with funding support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Thank you to OMA’s annual partners and 2021 professional training sponsors: Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Humanities HOPE Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation, Oklahoma Today, Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill, Southwest Solutions Group, Grady County Historical Society, Oklahoma Hall of Fame | Gaylord-Pickens Museum, Oklahoma TodayThe Springer Company, University of Oklahoma Press, Marci Donaho, Har-Ber Village Museum, Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum and Dane and Lynn Pollei. A special thanks to the Oklahoma Museum Network for use of their studio space.

About the presenter
Ken Busby is the Cultural Czar of Northeast Oklahoma. He also serves as Executive Director & CEO of the Route 66 Alliance. Previously, he served as Executive Director & CEO of the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa for twelve years. A native of Tulsa, Busby is also a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class XVII.

Busby is a presenter for the Americans for the Arts Speakers Bureau, and serves as a consultant in the areas of fundraising, grant writing, strategic planning, and board development for nonprofits across the state.