What is Dynamic Planning and Why is it Important for Your Learning Strategy?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: You’re mid-way through the fiscal year when you’re presented with a fantastic opportunity to help your team learn something new. “If only we could take on this project, we might be able to affect real change,” you say. Unfortunately, you’re forced to pass it up because it wasn’t in the budget.

This probably sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

If your company is like most others, you spend seemingly endless hours in annual planning meetings discussing spreadsheets, crunching numbers, prioritizing line items, trying to predict what opportunities might arise and estimate just how much the year ahead will cost. 

Usually we look at our work history in an attempt to plan for the future. How many courses did we build last year? How many will we make this year? What work will we complete in-house? Will we need to contract out certain projects? What’s the priority for our resources? This is traditional strategic planning. We use the past to inform the future, tweak the percentages up or down, and then we’ve locked in our plan for the year.

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