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Vision & Goal Setting

These models and tools help develop a common vision or set goals.

The links included in this section are listed below. Additional information about each link can be found lower on the page.

Creating Minds: Visioning

Provides a model for creating a common vision.

Creating Minds is a website that David Straker, an author of books on problem-solving and inventing, developed. The website identifies the principles of creativity and offers tools to help individuals and organizations become more creative, including tools for defining a problem and for creating, selecting, and implementing solutions. 

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Proactive to Stay Active

VAN ALVA Grads, Gail Skoglund and Peggy Gaard developed the blueprint “Proactive to Stay Active” which is designed to assist you in building a life plan as you age. Identifying your desires, strengths, community connections, resources and needs will assist you to be proactive rather than reactive when life events bring change. This will help ensure that your wishes will be honored.

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Proactive to Stay Active Blueprint

SWOT Analysis: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

Provides an overview and sample matrix for conducting a SWOT Analysis.

To plan effectively, an organization must first analyze its current environment. SWOT is an abbreviation for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats, the parts that make up that analysis. Through this simple guide, individuals can learn to do a SWOT analysis. It offers examples of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and provides simple rules for SWOTs. It  also provides some real-life examples using major corporations. You can download a free software that allows you to create diagrams for your SWOT analysis.  


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