On May 10, 2012 a HCCZ Thematic Section dedicated to the issue of strategic planning and management took place at Novotneho Lavka in Prague. The event was attended by 80 persons, primarily by representatives of municipalities, but also of companies and organisations that deal with the issue actively. The attendants of the event familiarised with approved methods and experience that can be employed in preparation or update of development strategies in the cities, municipalities or regions. The event introduced concrete examples from the practice of Dobris or Chrudim, cities that work efficiently with connection of strategic plan and local plan, monitor the connection to the budget and have created a functional strategic team. The obstacles and challenges of strategic plan preparation have been articulated in the contribution by city district of Prague - Ujezd nad Lesy. The mayor of Krizanky municipality presented the way of how to handle strategy preparation in a small municipality. The aim of the event was to also show how strategic planning and management help in practice on the national level. There were contributions by the Ministry for Local Development in the very connection with preparation of a new programme period, news related to the methodology of public strategy preparation, assigned by the Ministry of Finance or related to Strategy Database, operated by the Healthy Cities of the Czech Republic in collaboration with the department of local development.
The seminar on the subject of strategic planning and management was a part of the project " Strategic Management in Communities - Quality and Effective", financed with resources of the ESF through the programme of Human Resources and Employment and CZ state budget.
More information (in CZECH) including a photo-gallery and presentation is available here.