…the First Steps Initiative will test its potential value by bringing together a small group of participants from different sectors who have played central roles not only in strategic and operational planning, but also in triggering their implementation.

In the first instance, participants will be asked to define and consider the nature and challenges that they faced at the very first moment when implementing a strategy or operational plan – those First Steps. And, then to determine the extent to which exploring that issue is of value to decision-makers, and, if it is of value, then how and in what ways could that exploration enhance implementation processes?