Strategic Planning
Our specialized strategic planning process helps your organization develop practical strategic plans that don't end up on a shelf.


We guide your team through a proven process that leads to positive change and a strong sense of ownership for everything in the plan. We tailor our planning processes and plans to your organization’s unique needs and situation.

Stuck? Losing Momentum?

Did you embark on your own internal strategic planning journey and feel it is just taking too long? Is your leadership team losing interest and momentum?

Let us review your strategic plan. Sometimes all that's needed to complete the plan is to have a clear picture of what successful plans look like. Sometimes it's adding just another planning step. And sometimes it may mean starting from scratch with someone experienced in guiding organizations through the planning process effectively - so you don't lose any more time, money, and goodwill.

Beyond the “Forgotten Plan” Syndrome

Too many organizations invest time and money in the planning process, but never implement the plan in an effective way. Many office bookshelves are full of planning “binders” that gather dust instead of propelling the organization forward.

At Dams & Associates, we’ll help you develop strategic plans that people will feel motivated to use, not just for a few weeks but continuously until the goals are achieved.

Your plan will be supported by a strong foundation of trust, ownership, and personal commitment developed during our workshops and retreats. (A retreat may be on-site or off-site at your discretion.)

Voice of the Customer

When it is mission-critical to understand the perception key customers or community stakeholders have of your organization, we function as unbiased outsiders who objectively determine and document these perceptions. We accomplish this through confidential interviews or comprehensive environmental scans.

You will use our reports to ensure your mission and strategies are customer-focused.

"Lanier's CEO calls consultants' work 'truth serum.' Not only does the consultant add objectivity, but the right firm can help a CEO get at the truth from employees who otherwise would 'just tell you what they think you want to hear.'" ("The Consultant Quandary," American Management Association, October 1995).

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