Participatory Strategic Planning


The purpose of this two to three-day process is to guide business stakeholders through the creation of a Strategic Plan. The Strategic Planning process is traditionally initiated with a Design Meeting that gathers a representative group of stakeholders to contribute to the strategic focus for planning.  The actual on-site launch typically begins with a brief statement of Leadership Direction, an examination of the organizational Mission and Vision and an Industry Trends Analysis

The Four Modules


As a group considers the entire range of its issues, root causes can be discerned and quantified for sober consideration.  Clarifying the underlying contradictions that stand in the way of accomplishing the vision provides the backdrop for creating viable Strategic Directions.

The practical

The vision of an organization is held, in part, by all of its members.  Consequently, the breadth of a group’s vision is hidden from each member individually until it is called forth and articulated in a group process.  A practical vision is a dynamic and evolutionary expression of the group’s hope and intention.



Outcomes are defined, calendars created, work teams assigned, and meeting times scheduled transforming intention into attainable action. Documentation includes a motivating and relevant One-Year Implementation Calendar and a 90-day roadmap of next steps.


Listing the full range of actions that will attain the Practical Vision, and challenge the identified Underlying Contradictions, and organizing them into like-action arenas and ultmately three or four Strategic Directions achieves an economy of effort with high impact results.


Building managerial capability.


A trusted partnership whereby executives sequester time to challenge prevailing patterns, unearth new perspectives, and craft creative solutions to solve organizational challenges.


Bourke & Associates has developed a reputation for their ability to partner with executive candidates in a way that honors their position, experience and intellect while providing discerning insights and practical guidance toward mutually-held performance outcomes.

Executive coaching involves the courageous pursuit of untapped personal potential though a series of guided change strategies that generate sustainable trust, integrity and influence within corporate settings. 

Crafted messaging to incite action.


Blending experience, research, and subject matter expertise, with the art of storytelling to inspire connection to a cause and compel purposeful action.

Timely Agendas

Crucial Conversations and Accountability

Influence and Sustainable Change

Building a Safety Culture 

Generational Engagement in the Workplace

Closing Performance Gaps

Investing in Your Cultural Operating System

Leadership and Power

Keynote Address by John F. Bourke at the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council 2015 Patient Safety Summit, Dallas Texas

Keynote Address by John F. Bourke at the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council 2015 Patient Safety Summit, Dallas Texas

"Mr. Bourke’s keynote address energized the room and fired up the audience, setting the tone for the rest of the day. He tailored his presentation to our theme and goals and effectively used audience interaction and examples to engage active participation. The evaluation comments from the audience were 100% positive. I highly recommend Mr. Bourke for his powerful presentation style and his ability to engage and entertain an audience."

P. Taylor, MHA, RRT
Director Quality & Patient Safety
Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation