Strategic Planning for Tribal Housing Boards

The Tribal Housing Board has the opportunity--and the responsibility--to promote safe and prosperous communities for Native families. Through strategic planning, you can create affordable housing for residents, provide economic development opportunities, create drug-free housing developments, address overcrowding and homelessness, and expand home ownership.

In this hands-on class, youíll examine the roles and responsibilities of Tribal Housing Authorities, Housing Departments, and Advisory Boards and discuss how your role guides the strategic planning process. Discover how you can integrate your IHP/Annual Performance Reports with your strategic plan, how you can plan for board turnover so that the work you do isnít re-done in a couple of years, and what you should be doing to effectively self-monitor. Weíll also discuss the unique role that tribal culture plays in the planning process. Learn what tools you can use to analyze your organization and its needs and how to actually develop a strategic plan.

During this class, youíll learn how to conduct a strategic planning session, how to prepare for the session and steps to take after the session. As you discover ways to establish a direction for your organization, youíll also understand how to evaluate the planís success and make necessary modifications.

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
A Native Perspective on Planning
  • Identifying community needs
  • Pursuing common goals
  • Determining your tribal organization's strategic posture
Crucial Differences in the Planning Process
  • Non-Native corporations
  • Native corporations and organizations
Roles and Responsibilities of the Housing Board
  • Roles and responsibilities of housing authorities
  • Roles and responsibilities of housing departments
  • Roles and responsibilities of advisory boards
  • IHP/annual funding reports
  • Self-monitoring responsibility
  • Planning for turnover
Getting Ready
  • Identifying reasons for planning
  • Setting up your planning process
  • Developing a plan for gathering information from stakeholders
  • Ensuring you'll meet organizational needs
Articulating the Mission, Vision and Values
  • (Re-)writing your Mission Statement
  • Writing your Vision Statement
  • Articulating fundamental values
  • Understanding how mission, vision and values relate
Assessing Your Situation
  • Reviewing history, scope and scale of the organization
  • Preparing a descriptive profile of operations
  • Gathering information from stakeholders, documents and other sources
  • Summarizing information in a Situation Assessment
Agreeing on Priorities
  • Analyzing data, reviewing progress and updating the workplan
  • Business planning tools
  • Future Growth Strategies Program Portfolios
Writing the Strategic Plan
  • Creating goals and objectives
  • Understanding financial implications
  • Writing the strategic planning document
  • Adopting the Strategic Plan
  • Next steps
  • Avoiding common obstacles
Implementing the Strategic Plan
  • Planning to manage change
  • Developing a detailed Annual Operation Plan
  • Sample Operating Plan
Strategic Plan
  • Evaluating the Strategic Plan and the process
  • Monitoring the Strategic Plan
  • Updating the Strategic Plan
  • Life after the Strategic Plan

*Topics subject to change.

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