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29 - MUN - Municipality Services and Local Governance

MUN 112 - Strategic Planning for Municipalities

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MUN 112 01 May 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MUN 112 12 June 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MUN 112 21 August 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MUN 112 16 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MUN 112 11 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Drawing upon theories and research findings in public administration and management as well as the practical experience, we examine the strategic administrative approaches, issues and debates arising in municipalities in a changing environment.  Topics include managing publicly, administrative strategy, working with communities, leadership, outsourcing, partnerships and strategic planning and performance measurement in local municipalities.

Course Objectives

  • Increasing insight into the basic conditions for good planning in municipalities
  • Understanding the role of municipalities in creating conditions and maintaining oversight
  • Being familiar with the impact of the strategic plans
  • Being able to link results based management, public financial management and local development plans in the strategic plan
  • Learning how to develop and implement a strategic plan

Who Should Attend?

  • Mayors
  • Councillors
  • Municipal staff 
  • Professionals working in the field of local governance
  • Public service provision officers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to strategic planning
  • Complexity, collaboration, and dynamism in strategic planning
  • Art of the possible
  • Community support
  • From process to product
  • Realistic expectations

Day 2

  • Strategic decision making
  • Strategic thinking
  • Decision-making styles
  • Ethics
  • Human resource management
  • Locating responsibility

Day 3

  • Finding the stakeholders
  • Engaging the community
  • Preparing to plan
  • Focusing on the future, working in the present
  • Values, vision, and mission
  • Core values
  • Vision statements
  • Mission statements

Day 4

  • External environment
  • Internal environment
  • Management environment
  • Environmental scanning matrix
  • Goals, objectives, and tactics
  • Hierarchy and time frames
  • Implementation plan

Day 5

  • Performance measurement
  • Strategic planning and business plan
  • Selling the plan
  • Controls, feedback, and replanning
  • Feedback loops
  • Contingency planning
  • Planning to replan