Erin Sedor Essential Strategy

Essential Strategy Foundations

Essential Strategy Foundations

Creating a Balanced Approach to Purpose, Growth & Survival

Classroom + Workshop 

This course is designed for those who are new to the Essential Strategy approach and/or who are new to strategic planning and risk planning in general and want to have a better understanding of these critical functions within the organization; those who want to learn how to create or improve their current strategic planning process; and those who want to understand how they can better integrate risk and resilience planning into a strategic planning process. This course is applicable to all types and sizes of organizations and all levels of experience. All of our training sessions may be attended in-person or via live stream.


In this course, we will walk you through each component of Essential Strategy, explaining how to assess, build, and measure performance for each.


  • Purpose is focused on clearly defining the vision, mission, and values and how communication of these elements can affect the culture and competitive performance of your team.


  • Growth focuses on what it requires to identify the opportunities that have the best chance of success based on the capabilities and core competencies of the organization, and how to make proactive decisions to move your plan forward.


  • Survival brings focus to how we develop and refine our ability to adapt and evolve the organization as the environment we operate in changes. We will touch on what it takes to create resilience and explain how it goes far beyond continuity planning.


  • Mission Critical is how we prioritize our energy and efforts to create an optimal balance within the Purpose, Growth & Survival foundation. We will show you how to identify mission-critical and to connect the dots between it and your strategic goals to create greater focus and improve goal execution success.


Throughout the course, you will be completing a self-assessment to help you identify potential opportunities, weaknesses, and program gaps that could impair the success of your organization. We will show you how to measure the potential impact of these issues to your organization and help you develop an action plan that you can begin implementing immediately. 

Course materials and Self-Assessment included.





3-Hour Session + 3-Hour Workshop

8am – 3pm (with 1-hour break)


In-Person: $625 per Course per person (includes facilities, materials & lunch)


Livestream: $525 (includes digital materials)

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to use the Essential Strategy Foundation & Agile Framework

  • Understand why & how vision, mission, values, origin and story ground your entity

  • Learn how to move through a vision/ mission review

  • Learn how to identify potential opportunities, gaps and weaknesses that affect performance & growth

  • Understand how to define what is required to create resilience

  • Define and apply Mission Critical to your function, department or organization

  • Learn how to identify key priorities based on the concepts of Purpose, Growth & Survival

  • Hone your critical thinking and gap-assessing skills

“Black Fox Strategy, LLC is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for [XX] PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit”

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