Strengths-Based Strategic Planning
The SOAR approach is a strategic planning framework which focuses on strengths and seeks to understand the whole system by including the voices of relevant stakeholders. The SOAR approach is designed to uncover what an organization is doing right, when it is operating at its best, what skills could be enhanced or developed and what is compelling those who have a stake in the organization’s success. SOAR drives innovation and creativity, through its iterative cycle of powerful questions and meaningful dialogue. An alternative to the traditional “SWOT” analysis, this approach focuses on: Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results.