Outward Mindset Strategic Planning and Execution


This collaborative strategic planning and implementation process enables the development and achievement of organizational objectives and strategies while fostering cross-functional alignment and accountability.

It equips participants to take responsibility for their impact on the overall strategy and results of an organization by helping them plan and execute their work in a way that enables the growth and success of others in the four directions of their work—towards managers, coworkers, direct reports, and customers.

Executing the plans developed in this intensive series of sessions enables executive teams to embed deep accountability into the fabric of their organization.

Results and Outcomes

Participants will be enabled to:

  • Understand the impact of their work in order to plan and align their work with overall organizational objectives
  • Develop key metrics to track, improve, and report impact in a way that invites and reinforces an outward focus
  • Develop practices that invite transparency, heightened accountability, and collaborative problem-solving
  • Engage people at all levels of the organization in planning and implementation, fostering broad ownership and support of the stratregic plan
  • Embed outward mindset into the fabric of the organization

What to Expect at an Arbinger Training

Who Should Attend

While primarily designed for senior executive teams embarking on organizational strategic planning, this planning and implementation process is also appropriate for any leader looking to create an aligned and empowering strategic plan for their team, department, or business line.


Participants are provided with the templates, worksheets, and other materials necessary to complete all planning exercises.


Prior to this process, participants should complete Arbinger’s foundational training, Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset.


This program can be completed in four sessions, with time between each session to complete specific assignments. The time needed for each session will depend upon the size of the group and the complexity of the organization.

Session 1
Participants begin developing a one-year plan for the organization. Completing this step first helps participants more fully understand the orgainzation's capabilities and impact on stakeholder groups as well as envision the results that are possible if people within the organization work together in a responsive and collaborative way.

With the outline of an organizational one-year plan in place, participants adjourn to develop individual work plans and budgets that will contribute to the success of the organization.

Session 2
Participants reconvene to present these plans, offer and receive feedback and help, and further refine an organizational one-year plan founded on collaborative cross-functional alignment.

Session 3
Participants develop an implementation plan that includes reporting patterns, mechanisms, and frequencies required to achieve the identified organizational results.

Session 4
Finally, the one-year plan is used as a baseline for a visioning exercise in which participants develop an attainable long-range plan.


Please contact us for pricing on this program.