Strategic Planning


  • Worked with dozens of communities in Canada, US, and Australia on strategic planning through strategic assessment and planning tools developed by me including Community Check-up, Communities Matrix, Community Vitality Initiative (CVI), Business Vitality Initiative (BVI) and Tourism Vitality Assessment
  • Developed Communities Matrix - an award-winning conceptual tool to assist organizations and communities determine their state of readiness for planning. The Orton Family Foundation, Heartland Centre for Leadership and international Community Development Society voted it one of the top 2 strategic planning tools worldwide. The Communities Matrix has been distributed to more than 25 countries around the world.
  • Co-developed and co-facilitated the Future of Rural Canada workshop with the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF)
  • Developed and facilitated Strategic Planning 101 workshop for Columbia Basin non-profits through Columbia Basin Trust and Selkirk College
  • Developed Scenario Planning workshop and exercise for Columbia Basin Trust, TECK Metals and Selkirk College
  • Strategic planning and facilitation experience with OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)

Mike Stolte - Strategic Planning Experience - One Pager pdf