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How SMART Are Your Strategic Goals?

by Tabitha Garvin, MCUN

Strategic planning season always emerges in the fall. This gives credit union leadership the time to reflect on their successes and dream new endeavors for the future. The board's role in strategic planning is to cast a vision. The vision can be long-term and vague, but the strategic goals that support that vision need to be SMART.

SMART Goals. Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Timely

As you refine and finalize your strategic plan, make sure that your goals meet these criteria. It's simple to remember. Think SMART. MCUN helps credit unions with their strategic planning. If you haven't used our service before, simply contact Tabitha at the number below. 

Tabitha Garvin is the VP-Fee Based Services for the Montana Credit Union Network. She would welcome any questions or comments on this material. You can email Tabitha or call her at 800-745-5546, ext. 132.


MCUN Strategic Planning Information

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