Strategy & Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is an essential business process for health and human service provider organizations. A strategic plan provides clarity and transparency from the board on performance expectations and priorities and serves as the overall foundation for organizational infrastructure development and operating plans. However, strategy is only one factor of the overall strategic planning process. Rather, strategy and strategic planning require a scenario-based, tactical, and detailed implementation and execution plan with the right management team and performance metrics to ensure the organization is progressing toward its strategic initiatives. Amid changing reimbursement models, consumerism, and other market disruptors, a strategic plan that is both market-focused and nimble is key for sustainability in an uncertain future.

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COVID-19 Risk Management Plan August 11, 2021

We are excited to return to sunny southern California for The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute at the picturesque Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, August 23-26, 2021. To help plan your in-person attendance, visit for a schedule of events happening throughout the week.

The resurgence of the COVID Delta variant has certainly created new challenges for the country and for our families. Fortunately, the available COVID vaccinations have been very successful in preventing symptomatic infections and illness. But I did want to let you know that our team at OPEN MINDS is committed to making our executive events as safe as possible and have an active risk management plan in place. I wanted to share with you the key elements of our plan:

We will continue to monitor any changes in the CDC recommendations for the continued safety of the public. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to a member of our team at or by phone at 877-350-6463. We look forward to seeing you at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.

Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer

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