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Congregational Planning

This collection of resources is part of the Center for Congregation Season 3, Episode 1 podcast: Stay Ready: Preparing to Prepare

Center for Congregation co-host, Ben Tapper, sits down with Aimée Laramore and Louise Jackson to unpack the ins and outs of strategic planning. They take you into the mind of strategic planning consultants and identify common pitfalls they've seen derail the planning process while highlighting the importance of honestly assessing whether our vision aligns with the capacity and resources of our team.

Resources

4 Resources
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Embracing Liminal Space
This article defines transitional liminal space and offers a high-level understanding of how to approach and utilize it when transitions arise.
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EnneaStories
Consultant Leanette Pokuwaah uses the Enneagram framework to explore healing, personality insights, and team strengths.
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How to Lead When You Don't Know Where You're Going: Leading in a Liminal Season
This book coaches congregations through transition with leadership strategies and group discernment excercises.
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Strategic Planning in Congregations
This practical article shares the insights of six congregations who hired strategic planning consultants.

About the Contributor

Contributor
Aimée Laramore and Louise Jackson

Aimée A. Laramore is the owner/lead consultant of ALlyd Solutions, Inc. With 25 years of experience in organizational capacity building and development, she currently serves as the Philanthropic Strategist for the PhD Program in African-American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric at Christian Theological Seminary.

Louise Jackson, Founder & CEO of Talent Cabinet, brings over 15 years of experience in the corporate arena, working with healthcare organizations, manufacturing companies and the nonprofit sector. Louise founded Talent Cabinet due to her desire to help others understand, develop and market their personal brand and assist organizations with creating and implementing effective human resource strategies. Louise provides her clients with knowledge and tools to transcend industry norms and customer expectations. She has recruited talent for the Healthcare industry. She has worked to formulate and implement talent development, retention and diversity strategies within companies.

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