Organisational Planning & Management

Organisational planning and management overlaps with many other areas of organisational development, e.g. Governance, Finance Management, Leadership.

Organisational management is about supporting staff to deliver the organisation’s aims through appropriate planning, management structures, systems and policies, and organisational learning. Developing a strategic plan as an organisation is a helpful first step as it:

  • Clarifies what your organisation aims to achieve and how you intend to achieve it;
  • Helps communicate to others what your organisation aims to do, why and how;
  • Helps you make strategic decisions about how you allocate resources; and
  • Builds organisational capacity by encouraging reflection, learning and dialogue

Once you have a strategic plan, it is much easier to develop annual operational plans and individual workplans, and appropriate management structures, systems and policies.


Need to strengthen your organisation in this area? See our recommended resources.

Case studies

To learn from the experience of other conservation organisations see our case studies.


Do you need to measure your progress in this area? See our suggested indicators.