Case Study: Mineland Vision Partnership Strategic Planning


Challenge:  The Laurentian Vision Partnership was a long-running group dedicated to coordination between regional partners in mining-related land use and community planning discussions, with an emphasis on creative design ideas. It sought a new strategic plan for the first time in nine years as part of a transition to Northspan’s Elissa Hansen as its new facilitator. 

Role: Northspan guided LVP through a process that educated current members on the history of the organization, gathered input through survey work, and held a series of workshops to develop a new vision, mission, and set of values. Through the process, the group created four strategic directions, with action steps associated with each, to guide its work going forward. x

Results: LVP also renamed itself as the Mineland Vision Partnership (MVP) and its 2020-2025 Strategic Plan is now operational. The process had strong buy-in from MVP stakeholders and has generated strong attendance in its meetings since the new plan went into place. Northspan’s Elissa Hansen continues to facilitate the meetings. 

View the full strategic plan plus background information and details on the strategic planning process here: Mineland Vision Partnership Strategic Planning

References: Linda Johnson, Dept. of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation (IRRR),; Jim Plummer, IRRR,