Association Of Strategic Planning Conference 2015

The annual Association of Strategic Planning (ASP) conference is upon us, and the ClearPoint Strategy team is looking forward to attending.

Joseph, Director of Customer Success at ClearPoint, has over 10 years of experience working with customers to create efficient performance management and strategy execution processes.

This year the ASP conference will be held in Tysons Corner, Virginia, on May 6-8.  This is a great conference, targeted at individuals who are interested in or responsible for strategic planning within their organization. We are interested in the ASP conference because we help organization execute their strategic plans through structured, customized management reporting processes.

Wednesday, May 6th, is the pre-conference workshop day, which will feature six consultant-led sessions.  One of the many great things about the ASP conference is that there is a nice mix of consultants and practitioners, and everyone is willing to share their knowledge openly.  As a consultant, you see so many different organizations and situations over the course of a year.  Usually consultants do get to dive deep into these situations, but just for a limited period of time.

You will learn from all of the speakers experiences, including: failures (and how to avoid them), planning for nonprofits and the federal government, integrating planning with budgeting, and global nonprofit strategies.  One key speaker to follow on Twitter is Lee Crumbaugh.  You should also be tracking the ASP Twitter account; they will post videos and updates from the other workshop speakers.

The keynote speakers for the main conference include Deborah Rosenblum, the EVP of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, who will be speaking about executing strategy to create a more secure world.  Bill Besselman, the corporate strategy leader at Under Armour, will discuss their great growth story.  And Bill Eggers, author and strategic thinker, will talk about seven trends that have a potential to reshape government.  What a great lineup!

There will also be 30 breakout sessions scattered throughout the conference.  I would be remiss to not mention our breakout session on strategy execution, which will included tips and tricks for good strategy review meetings. We will summarize and publish our breakout session this week for those who won't be in attendance. We’re looking forward to a great conference.


Association Of Strategic Planning Conference 2015