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Fundamentals of Strategic Planning

Loretta Summers will present "Fundamentals of Strategic Planning" as our feature program and offer "Succession Planning" as our breakout session.

When: Thursday, November 16, 2017
7:30 to 9:00 am & 9:15 to 10:15 am
Where: Ritz Charles Conference Facility
9000 W. 137th Street
Overland Park, Kansas  66221
United States
Contact: Lisa Miller
(913) 219-7266

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7:00 AM - 7:30 AM Meeting Registration
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast and Announcements
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Presentation
9:15 PM - 10:15 PM Breakout Session

Fundamentals of Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is important to an organization because it provides a sense of direction and outlines measurable goals. Strategic planning is a tool that is useful for guiding day-to-day decisions and also for evaluating progress and changing approaches when moving forward. In order to make the most of strategic planning, a company should give careful thought to the strategic objectives it outlines, and then back up these goals with realistic, thoroughly researched, quantifiable benchmarks for evaluating results.

In this meeting we will:

  • Define strategic planning and describe the common components of a strategic plan
  • Describe the role that strategic planning plays in enabling long-term success
  • Develop strategic-thinking skills in oneself and others
  • Identify the key stages of the strategic planning process
This program has been submitted for 1 certification credit by the HRCI and SHRM.
Chapter Meeting Cost:

Member:  $30.00  (Early Bird Rate of $25.00 through November 7, 2017)

Non-Member:  $45.00  (Early Bird Rate of $40.00 through November 7, 2017)

Student: $15.00  (Early Bird Rate of $10.00 through November 7, 2017)


9:15 PM - 10:15 PM Breakout Session

Strategic Problem Solving and Decision Making

A strategic plan provides operational guidance to people at every level of the organization. When effective, the strategic plan and its components help employees make decisions and solve problems in ways that support the overarching purpose of the organization while responding to the presenting problem or accomplishing the goal.

In this breakout session we will:

  • Describe the seven-step model for strategic problem solving.
  • Write a clear problem statement.
  • Describe and apply the seven-step model for strategic decision making.

This program has been submitted for 1 certificationcredit by the HRCI and SHRM. 

Breakout Session Cost:

Member:  $25.00

Non-Member:  $40.00

Student:  $10.00


Speaker Bio:  Loretta Summers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP


Noted for her enthusiasm, passion and humor, Loretta combines energy and real-world experiences to facilitate personal and organizational change. With expertise in the areas of diversity, human resources management, leadership and management development, and conflict management, Loretta custom designs and facilitates seminars to help individuals and organizations align their potential for success. Loretta is a certified mediator of workplace conflict, a certified I-9 Auditor, a certified facilitator of AchieveGlobal and DDI seminars and certified to provide feedback on the Myers Briggs Personality Assessment and the Strong Interest Inventory. 

Loretta possesses more than 40 years of progressive human resources experience in union and nonunion environments. She has an M.B.A. and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and SHRM-SCP. She serves as adjunct faculty at Baker University, Ottawa University, Benedictine College, MidAmerica Nazarene University and Johnson County Community College. She is a Certified Associate and Certified Coach with Lee Hecht Harrison, a talent solutions company focused on delivering Career Transition and Leadership Consulting for organizations. Loretta is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), SHRM of Greater Kansas City, and the American Society for Training and Development.


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We will have a raffle during this meeting to benefit the SHRM Foundation.  Be sure to bring your money...we will have a lot of great items and baskets!


There is an additional $5.00 service charge for all walk-in registrations.

SHRMJC's Cancellation Policy:  If you must cancel your reservation, please do so no later than 72-hours prior to the event. We are required to turn in the number of registered attendees to the Ritz Charles for planning purposes and must pay for the number of attendees we anticipate, whether they attend or not.  As a not-for-profit organization we simply can't afford to pay for no-shows.  Thanks for understanding!