We have just completed our strategic planning public sessions. We had a total of five sessions with a total of 44 people participating. Notes developed during the sessions will be used to create a Strategic plan for the Desert Museum.
Session 1: Session one was on May 12. We completed a SWOT, Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats and discussed our "core competencies."
During session one, participants also began to work on the mission statement.
One of the key elements of any strategic plan is thinking about long-term goals and where an institution sees itself in the future. During the first session we came up with these key ideas of how we want to be seen:
1. Professional presentation
2. Want to meet expectations
3. That we know/we have knowledge
4. Have all the property around the museum in our possession
5. We are exciting