Phase I Vision and Goals
- Adopted May 7, 2013
Gather information to set the context of where Larimer County as a community and an organization is today. This information becomes input as we look at a five-year horizon to identify things the County should focus on.
- External context: What's happening in the community? Citizen survey and community leader feedback, economic context and trends, social environment and trends, trends in government
- Internal context: What's happening in our organization? Budget predictions and constraints, performance measures, employee demographics and survey, employee and leader input, environmental scan, strategy maps
Goals set the stage for creating objectives in the strategic plan.
Elected officials review context information and develop the vision and goals.
Phase I process
Previously existing vision/goals
Employee survey results
Community Leadership Summit input
Phase II Strategic Plan Objectives
- Adopted October 21, 2013
A strategic plan is a tool county managers and leaders use to run their services. A 2013 refresh refocuses our efforts on a five-year horizon and provides the guidance to develop work plans that when executed realize our vision.
Phase II process
- Objectives (for each goal) that are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely) are developed. In addition to the 'how' (objectives) that have been recommended by organizational teams, 'actions' that could be taken to achieve the objectives are also recommended. These actions will also be used to develop work plans in the next phase.
Phase III Work Plans
- To be complete in December 2013
This phase is what drives the actual work that occurs in the county. Work plans are developed each year by elected offices and divisions (sponsors of the objectives). They define the activities we'll do that year which contribute to the longer-term five-year strategic plan. These work plans provide annual project guidance, with measurable results that drive how we accomplish the objectives.
- Elected offices and divisions work together to determine the goals for the current year so that at the end of the five-year strategic plan, we've accomplished our objectives.
- Work plans demonstrate annual results.
Elected offices and divisions take the objectives in the strategic plan and develop work plans at the appropriate level. Each year a new annual work plan is developed to guide us in managing the work of the County.
Phase III process