A strategic plan helps to provide the foundation for an organization to build a long-term plan. The process of strategic planning involves an organization to define its strategy, or direction, and to make decisions in regards to allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. A strategic plan is summarized into document form and provides direction and guidance when working towards achieving the established long-term goals. A strategic plan typically includes the mission and vision statements for an organization as well as goals and objectives to reach those goals in the future.

Cairn on Lake Superior

Image: Cairn along Lake Superior.