Facilitation – Look Now


Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to assess the current situation.

TakeThere is a reason the SWOT continues to be a foundational piece of the strategic planning process — it works. This exercise is likely the most referenced, re-used, and revised throughout the ongoing strategic planning process.

Red11ProgramSeriesCircles_smallPART OF SERIES: STRATEGIC VISION
Related sessions in this series:
Look Back: A History of Our Organization
Look Ahead: 10 year, 3 year, 1 year vision


  • List the positives and negatives of today’s environment and identify opportunities that exist from both.
  • Identify threats that could lead to problems so that you can stay ahead of them.
  • See the patterns between internal and external factors.
  • As a group, choose 1-2 of the most important points from each quadrant.


  • Management team members
  • Board members
  • Key team members

To learn about how the process works: click here.