There’s an old saying that if you’re failing to plan, then you’re planning to fail. As 2019 winds down, it’s important to ask: Have you reached the goals that you set in place when you started on the journey of tribal leadership? Do you have a plan for moving forward in 2020 and beyond? Is the tribal government accomplishing its highest and best objectives in serving your community?

With Blue Stone’s Strategic Planning Work Sessions, you can achieve clarity and align your leadership priorities with realistic goals and measurable outcomes that will support your government in moving toward its ultimate goal of ensuring a quality of life for your community.

Led by an experienced team, our Two-Day Tribal Leader Work Sessions are individually designed and customized for each tribal client to identify and align Tribal Leadership priorities for future growth and to provide the support necessary to navigate all the action steps in this process. Our Leader planning sessions include identifying goals and performance objectives, developing metrics and timelines for keeping on track, and more!

“Creating a clear vision is fundamental in developing a plan that provides the framework for implementing programs and priorities that align with the Tribe’s cultural values and goals,” says Blue Stone founder and Chairman Jamie Fullmer. “It is also important to gather input and communicate your goals to your community members.  A shared vision is a critical element that contributes to success when everyone is invested and on the same page.”

Through objective, facilitated discussions and exercises, we work with a variety of stakeholders, including tribal leaders, the council and select staff to conduct thorough background to develop session material specific to your Tribe.

Key to this initiative is a clear, written path forward with well-defined roles and responsibilities, detailed strategic planning, priority planning and execution, the development of performance expectations, and consensus building on the priorities and vision of your Tribe’s future.

Blue Stone believes that the key to creating a successful tribal economy lies in the ability to balance the many needs and goals of the tribal community while taking an accurate assessment of the opportunities and resources necessary to ensure success and sustainability for future generations.

“In our work, it is the participants who develop their priorities, it is their tribal vision and the future of their community,” says Fullmer, former Chairman of the Yavapai-Apache Nation. “Blue Stone’s seasoned and tested process, we coordinate with tribal leaders and support them as a trusted advisor in building the framework needed to achieve that future.”

If you’re ready to identify and pursue a workable strategic plan for your community, call us today at 949-476-8828 or email us at to set up a work session to help you begin the steps in planning for the future.