Strategic Plan Workshop - June 9, 2017

We were fortunate to have Marilyn Struthers of M. Struthers & Co. to facilitate the session and donate her services to SweetWater as our Strategic Plan Partner.  


It was an excellent workshop with rich discussion that building on the work done at the first workshop in January 2017, the findings from the electronic survey, and several discussions that took place at the Board of Directors table.  


The key questions for the workshop were:  

  • What do we need to do to meet the larger needs of audience and community?  
  • What are we building SweetWater for?
  • What do we want to accomplish over the next three years?  


We worked together in the larger group, in pairs and in two small groups to explore these questions and developed two central strategic directions for SweetWater:

  • Succession Planning (for the board, volunteers, artistic director and audiences)
  • Financial Planning (short and long term).  

Various action items were discussed for each of the two directions.