While aimed primarily at the community economic development organizations (CEDOs) of Aboriginal communities, this book can assist any organization that wants to mobilize and apply its resources more effectively.
The authors, both experienced trainers, explain how a CEDO can make its mission, goals, and operational planning the outgrowth and instrument of a comprehensive community vision. Form the outset, economic development is therefore geared to serve local cultural, social, and political ends, as well as economic ones. Unlike other explanations of strategic planning, this book expressly shows how to use the process to advance the economic self-determination of communities. Numerous examples, diagrams, checklists, illustrations, and appendices assist the reader.
The book is also the basis of the 3-day Strategic Planning for the CED Practitioner Workshop.