Strategic planning

Appreciating People offer two strategic planning services, using the strength-based SOAR tool. We can facilitate and develop SOAR-based strategic planning within an organisation, and train your team in the use of SOAR – both are an integral part of our AI training programmes. The tool is also embedded within our How to be More Awesome journals, and in the Appreciating Church programme.

Examples of our work, including the SOAR tool, are:

  • SOAR training workshop for Rochdale Local Economic Partnership
  • Using SOAR as a business planning tool for our business support sessions with The Women’s Organisation
  • A SOAR masterclass for small business owners as part of the LEAD programme for Liverpool University
  • Development of personal SOAR tools and framework for the How to be More Awesome journals
  • Creation of a spiritual SOAR tool for the Appreciating Church project
  • Using SOAR as the strategic planning tool for Liverpool Studio School’s OFSTED inspection preparation


Click here to view a large SOAR chart

For more information on how Appreciating People can help you with your strategic planning, contact us on 01309 671 584.

More information about SOAR can be downloaded in the resources section. Have a look at the Taste of Appreciative Inquiry 2.0 – information sheet no.2

Appreciating People’s recent examples of facilitating away days, conferences and team events include:

  • An away day for the senior management team of a large hospital
  • Team development for a newly-formed delivery team in a Local Authority
  • A strategic vision day for a small charity working with maternal health
  • Team building day for the staff of a number of sheltered housing units for a large Housing Association
  • Facilitating a conference for a range of international schools on the topic of ‘Embedding flourishing in the curriculum’
  • Bringing together two teams into a cohesive business team for Liverpool Vision
  • Running CPD days for Liverpool Studio School staff to develop more effective student support

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