An outside, knowledgeable and caring facilitator brings several tools to assist your organization in developing a strategic plan. Two are the most important: a thorough knowledge of the planning process and the ability to draw out the wisdom of your team. It is neither necessary nor desirable for the facilitator to have any in depth knowledge or experience in your business or industry!
That is the secret of achieving a successful outcome in your planning process! You and your team have the knowledge, the experience, and the wisdom necessary and the facilitator’s task is to draw it out and enable the team to apply it in a way which will carry your organization forward toward a successful future.