“We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies.”

Emily Dickinson, American poet


Strategic Planning


Key Elements of an Adult Guidance Plan

 There are a number of key areas which should be considered when developing a Guidance Plan. It is vital to work with ETB / WIT Management and to agree on the key strategic objectives and mechanisms for reporting on achieved outcomes.

The key areas includes, and are elaborated on in more detail in the box below:

  • Guidance practice
  • Quality information
  • Service development
  • Qualitative and quantitative information.


Key Elements of an Adult Guidance Plan



Guidance Practice

Service Development Quantitative and Qualitative Information
Target Groups / Existing and Potential Clients Referrals  Staff training and development/CPD
Guidance Programmes and Activities Marketing of the Service Personnel
Guidance Outcomes Networking and the Development of Partnerships Resources, Equipment and Finance
Quality Quality Quality





Can you identify some other important elements which should be included in an Adult Educational Guidance Service Plan?