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Sample Agenda

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

This program begins at 8:00 a.m. on Day One, and ends at 9 p.m. on Day Four.

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Basics of Planning.  Discuss why it’s important to plan, the different types of planning, how planning in collegiate foodservice has changed, and how to keep a “futures” orientation in your planning in the midst of daily crises and difficulties.

Scanning the Environment for Effective Strategic Planning.  Discover the trends – in higher education, in the food industry, and on your campus – that affect planning.

Developing a Strategic Plan.  Learn how to identify and analyze the situation; make decisions; implement the plan; evaluate the plan; and revise the plan.

Getting to Yes.  Explore ways to persuade key stakeholders and leaders that your plan is workable.  Find out how to convince colleagues and foodservice staff to join you in accomplishing the plan.

Developing a Business Plan.  Discover how business planning, an outgrowth of strategic planning, ensures that all of the details of the operation are carefully analyzed and implemented to meet the overall goals.

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Travel Logistics

The following information will be helpful if you are budgeting to attend the Planning Institute.

Institute Registration Fee: There is no institute registration fee. All conference materials, facility tours and group meals are covered by the association and/or the sponsors of the program.

Hotel:  Once accepted for an institute, participants will need to make their own hotel reservations. The 2019 group hotel rate for the Holiday Inn in Austin, Minnesota is still being determined. You should plan on at least a four-night stay (Monday to Friday).

          Holiday Inn
          1701 4th Street, N.W
          Austin, MN  55912
          Phone: (507) 433-1000
          Fax: (507) 433-8749

Travel:  If you are arriving on Monday and departing on Friday, travel should be arranged to and from Minneapolis, MN airport (MSP). NACUFS will be providing transportation to and from Minneapolis and Austin, MN (approximately 90 miles) via a chartered bus. (Arrival in Minneapolis should be between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to accommodate this schedule.) If you will be arriving early or staying late, you may wish to fly in and out of Rochester, MN (RSP) and rent a car for the drive to/from Austin. Travel to and from either airport and most cities typically ranges between $400 - $600 plus appropriate airline luggage fees.  

Once in Austin, all group transportation will be provided. If driving, parking at the hotel is complimentary.

Meals:   All breakfasts, lunches, and two dinners are included in the program registration.

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NACUFS extends its thanks to Hormel Foods Corporation for their financial and programming support of the Planning Institute.