Course Description

The Enhancing Communities Learning Series (ECLS) is a program of Temple University Harrisburg. This quarterly series offers a convenient way to learn about important and relevant issues affecting nonprofits. These are not just passive presentations, but rather interactive workshops to discover new talents, challenge perspectives and apply theories and skills in real-time with colleagues in the community while promoting your organization’s work. Originally planned as in-person interactive sessions, these virtual workshops allow you to interact with other attendees and the presenter, in the comfort of your own home! 

This series offers four different workshops (each requires individual registration):

Cost (per Workshop):  $20

Course Outline

Workshop # 2: Developing an Effective Strategic Plan

Presenter:  Mary Quinn, CEO, YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

  • Date:   Wednesday, July 29, 2020
  • Time:  8:30am - 10:00am
  • Location:  Virtual Live Workshop via Zoom

Learner Outcomes

Strategic planning is generally not something we are taught nor inherently know how to do. As a result, it can be tricky, and sometimes daunting. Have no fear! This workshop will engage and encourage you to challenge your current views of how your organization currently operates. There will be time for an overview of best practices and then all attendees can openly discuss failures, successes, and provide constructive criticism in an effort to better each other’s organization.  

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify your organizations SWOT’s and create an action plan to address them
  2. Establish SMART objectives for your organization:  How, When, Where & Why
  3. Differentiate the types and uses of a multi-year strategic plan, an annual business strategic plan, and a development (fundraising) strategic plan and identifying what will work best for your organization


Social Work Continuing Education Hours:

Each of the workshops has been approved for 1.5 continuing education hours. Temple University Harrisburg is a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors. If approved, these credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW/LMFT/LPC biennial license renewal. Certificates of attendance documenting continuing education hours will be issued by Temple University Harrisburg.

If you are interested in receiving a certificate of Social Work continuing education, the following steps must be completed:

  1. Pay for the course at check-out
  2. View and complete the CE Request Form 
  3. Complete an online program evaluation that will be sent via email (full name must be on evaluation)

Program Questions? Please email Lindsay Price at lindsay.price@temple.edu

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