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Connecting Mission to Strategy - Alumni


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Full course description




1.25 Hours





This course is available to ASU Alumni at a discount.

What you'll learn:

Organizations exist for reasons beyond making money, and those reasons are embedded in their vision, mission, and values. Organizations also create and use plans for achieving their goals. This course will give you an understanding of the planning process and how plans must achieve the organizational mission, which is an essential leadership skill. You will understand common types of plans and a typical planning cycle of an organization, and how it all has to track to the vision, mission, and values.

Note: This course is not facilitated by an instructor, therefore no one is monitoring activity in the course. If you have a question or need help as you progress, please refer to the help section within the course.

Learning topics:

  1. Mission, Vision, and Values
  2. Pros and Cons of Planning
  3. The Planning Cycle
  4. Types of Plans and Common Planning Tools

Who this course is designed for:

Those who what a deeper understating of how organizations use their mission as part of the planning process. This is essential for anyone who wants to advance in an organization.

What you'll receive:

A Certificate of completion.

Meet the instructor

Jennifer Chandler, PhD

Jennifer L. S. Chandler, Ph.D. teaches organizational leadership courses and researches organizational leadership practices among scientist and engineering teams who are tackling global sustainability challenges. She has also led projects, taught project management, trained project managers, and evaluated Project Management Programs for over 20 years working with international corporations, U. S. federal agencies, and U. S. national professional associations.