Strategic Planning is a disciplined way to envision an organization's future. It includes a vision, mission, values, goals, objectives, strategies, and performance measures, to achieve that future.
It produces decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, what it does, and why it does it. Strategic planning requires broad-scale information gathering, exploring alternatives, and emphasizing future implications of present decisions. It facilitates communication and participation, accommodates divergent interests and values, and fosters orderly decision-making and successful implementations.