This may be the wrong time of the season for this question but it’s very much top of mind for me. In our county (Wake County - Raleigh area of NC), there are 16 FRC teams, with another 12 teams in adjoining counties). Some are school-based, but most are open to non-school members. The teams have different cultures, goals & core values but it isn’t very clear to new members which team they should join. I’d like our team to do some strategic planning/definition of mission/vision/goals this year so expectations are clear and agreed upon - with both current members and new members.
Does anyone do strategic planning with their team (not just a small group working on a business plan, but the whole team) including long term mentors? Do you have a process you recommend? What time of the year do you do it? What are some tips to make it go well and be an effective use of time?