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Ask an Expert Series: Navigating 2022 - The Importance of Strategic Planning


Midhurst/December 24, 2021 – Businesses from across Simcoe County are invited to join us on January 13, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for an Ask an Expert session on the importance of strategic planning. Learn the benefits of developing a comprehensive strategic plan and receive tactical guidance on how to implement strategic planning processes.  

Many leaders find it difficult to prioritize strategic planning in the face of urgent operational challenges that compete for their attention. The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need to be agile and prepared. Based on more than 30 years experience, our expert presenter will provide insights on:

  • Why do a strategic plan?
  • How to develop an effective plan
  • Common strategic planning pitfalls and their mitigation
  • Practical strategic planning examples and templates

Without a clear and detailed strategic plan, businesses risk diluted and unproductive efforts. A comprehensive strategic plan helps long-term growth and sustainability by providing a compelling vision and well formulated plans to achieve it. Don't experience the confusion, frustration and fatigue that comes from a lack of clarity and accountability; join us on January 13, 2022 and get the benefits of expert knowledge on how to successfully navigate 2022.

EVENT:Virtual Export Speaker Series - Navigating 2022- The Importance of Strategic Planning
Where:Virtual – details to be provided upon registration
When:Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This is a FREE event, but registration is required. To register, visit


About the Expert Presenter

Brian Faulkner is a seasoned business leader with over 30 years of experience in the global engineering and construction industry. In 2014, Brian initiated a business management consulting practice with a focus on organizational performance assessments; innovative approaches to strategy development and planning; facilitation of planning focused workshops; establishing visible metrics to track progress towards goals; executive coaching and mentoring for sustainable success; succession planning and transition management. In addition to his practical experience leading large and complex businesses, Brian is a skilled facilitator and personal coach who has a tremendous passion for helping people and the organizations they lead to achieve transformative change.

About the Ask an Expert series
This session is part of the “Ask an Expert" series presented in partnership with the County of Simcoe, the Small Business Centre of Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia, South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre, Orillia Area Community Development Corporation, Nottawasaga Futures, North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation, Community Futures South Georgian Bay, Sandbox Centre and Georgian College.

To view recordings of past sessions, please visit www.simcoe.ca/askanexpert

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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Chris Hedley
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-715-7654 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Public Relations Manager
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-734-8386 (mobile)