Strategic Issue Changing Times Discussion

Strategic Issue Changing Times Discussion

Strategic Issue Changing Times Discussion

To prepare:

  • Review the information related to the planning hierarchy and mission and vision statements in this week’s Learning Resources.
  • If mission and vision statements do not exist for your Strategic Plan organization, you will need to draft them.
  • If your organization already has mission and vision statements, review them and consider how those existing statements may be tailored to support the development of the mission and vision statements for your Strategic Plan.



  • Consider the following with respect to your Strategic Plan’s mission and vision statements:
    • How effectively does this mission statement articulate the organization’s purpose?
    • How effectively do the vision statements reflect future aims?
    • Do the mission and vision statements convey who (which groups) the organizations serve? Do they indicate obligations to various stakeholders?
    • Are the statements an appropriate length?

Post your new or revised mission and vision statements that will guide your Strategic Plan. Explain how the mission statement will guide your Strategic Plan and how your identified issue fits within the mission and vision statements. If your statements are wholly new, explain the steps you took to draft them and your rationale for language and content choices. If your submission is based on pre-existing statements from an organization, include the original statements and explain and justify the changes that you made.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument