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Friday, 11 June 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A series for the sector: Capacity Building Workshops

Session 2:  Planning for Uncertainty: How to Build an Agile Strategy

DATE: MAY 21ST &  JUNE 11TH, 1-2:30PM

Strategic planning is an essential roadmap in operating a nonprofit organization but covid-19 and so many uncertainties at the moment it’s hard to plan for the future. Many people and organizations have also said that while strategic planning is essential the current 3-5 year model is not sustainable. This 2-part session on adaptive/agile strategic planning will help organizations create a roadmap and support organizations to deal with complex and changing conditions.

Focus Areas:

  • Strategic framework and planning in chaotic or crisis times
  • Pivoting, leveraging flexibility and adaptability
  • Look at it from a budgeting standpoint – how do you accept things are going to change in your budget
  • Adaptive planning and an approach that allows for community feedback loop
  • How has COVID impacted planning and what might stick?
  • How to make more services/planning virtual accessible
  • How to plan implement deliver services in a manner that can be adaptive to change

 Part of a five-session series

The COVID-19 pandemic and other complexities have changed the context and needs for the social sector.

Back in March 2021, the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia (CSCNS) partnered with Inspiring Communities (IC) to launch a survey to gather data and information on the needs of the sector. Together, we recognized the need to offer capacity building opportunities based on the current and future context. We also understand that community connection and support are essential, especially during times of crisis; we aim to facilitate such connection while offering meaningful, shared learning opportunities and resources that align with evolving sector needs.

The results from the survey helped identify the sector needs and inform the five capacity building sessions. We invite you to join us for capacity building workshops that will further skill, knowledge and build opportunities for people and organizations to create positive impact across Nova Scotia.

The 2-part capacity building sessions will have an emphasis on building peer-to-peer relationships (cohort learning) and collaborative learning while offering tools and resources to help you implement the learning within your organization or community.


Friday, 11 June 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Wayside Learning Community
Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia