Action Planning and Implementation

Once you have created a vision and set goals, it is time to get to work making the vision a reality. The resources in this section offer helpful tools to strategize how to make things happen.

The first step for planning for the future of your parish is to begin envisioning the ideal community you would like to foster. Below are several resources that Catholic Leadership Institute has used over the last two decades to help parishes identify a vision for the parish.

CLI has worked with individual parishes and with dioceses around the country to help them envision the future of their communities. If you would like more information on how CLI can help facilitate the envisioning process for you, contact us today.


Action Planning Worksheet
This form provides a template to help you think through a procedure, process, or skill you want to accomplish.
DMI Strengths & Opportunities Planning
As you go through your DMI Results, use this downloaded worksheet to record potential strengths and opportunities in your parish. This is a useful step to steps you need to take in your parish.
DMI Goal Action Worksheet
Once you have identified your SMART Goals, use this form to track milestones and specific actions needed to measure and achieve your goal.
Communication Planning
Who are your Key Audiences? What is your key message? Use this Communication Planning sheet to identify key constituencies, key messages, desired outcomes, timeline, and who is responsible for communicating different components of your plan and goals.

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