Strategic planning is critical to an organization's long-term planning and health. This workshop will review some best practices around the strategic planning process, the role of the board, staff, stakeholders, and others that need to be engaged and involved. Once the plan is completed, what happens next? How can you ensure that there is a realistic implementation plan in place-one that assigns responsibility to staff and committees to implement objectives and initiatives to meet the goal; one that sets realistic deadlines and measurable outcomes. Does the budget reflect the needed staff, equipment, and other resources to help make the implementation realistic? Is there a fund development plan in place to assist with raising funds needed for a successful strategic plan implementation?