LeaderGov posted a recent poll on LinkedIn and asked local government leaders what aspects of an offsite planning retreat they valued the most. The number one answer it was team building and the number to answer was goal setting.
Goal setting has many side benefits including collaboration, alignment, vision casting and building a sense of unity around a common idea.
Below are some ideas to consider as you begin to plan for goal setting at your next retreat.
- Strategic Priorities Breakout: Ideally your local government should have a sense of your strategic priorities or critical areas you will focus on in the coming 2-3 years. We recommend a table breakout allowing each table to answer this question: If we magically had an extra million dollars in cash right now, what are the 3 areas that we would spend it on that would give us the most leverage today. Is it technology, DEI, culture, facilities, leadership, community engagement? Then have each...