Strategic Planning and the Link to Succession Planning

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Strategic Planning and the Link to Succession Planning

Do you feel like the ideas are there and you have a great team, but you just don't achieve and sustain the results you are looking for? If so, it's likely that poor planning is holding your company back. Strategic planning is the foundation to long term vision and performance. As with most initiatives, the time spent planning is just as important as the initiative itself. This is your opportunity to learn a proven strategic planning process that will help ensure your plans become reality. You'll also find out why identifying and developing future leaders of your company needs to be part of any strategic planning effort.

You Will Learn

  • What is strategic planning
  • The six-step process
  • Secrets to success
  • What causes the planning process to fail
  • The connection to succession planning
  • How to get started

Who Should Attend

Owners, CEOs, presidents, and other executives of printing and converting companies


Brian Van de Water is a PIA-affiliated consultant with over 30 years of industry experience who specializes in strategic planning, Lean implementation, and leadership development. Brian has been a C-level executive since 1996 and has successfully achieved higher levels of operational performance while working in the label and package converting industries for companies like WS Packaging, REXAM Medical Packaging, and James River Corporation. He has led and sponsored hundreds of kaizen improvement events resulting in millions of dollars of bottom line improvement. He also has leadership experience in other industries including microbiological testing, robotics, and co-extruded films.