Self-assessment and meaningful planning are important components to achieving success and this requires that we ask the right, sometimes simple, questions to address what we are doing, why we are doing it and what we must do to improve performances and achieve maximum results. Planning is not just an “event” but rather a continuous process of strengthening what works; making risk-taking decisions based on knowledge; setting objectives; appraising performance and results through feedback; and making ongoing adjustments as conditions change.

This workshop will provide participants with the tools and resources they can immediately use and adapt to help them remain relevant and sustainable with measurable results. By matching opportunities with competence and commitment, organizations can have a greater impact in their community resulting in the most important result of all—changed lives.


Participants will be able to name/explain/use:

  • The underlying principle and terminology of “The Five Most Important Questions Self-Assessment Tool” (5QSAT)
  • The 5QSAT and ways to apply it
  • The relevance of answering the Five Questions as part of a self-assessment and planning process
  • Ways to bring the 5QSAT to organizations


  • Buford, Bob. Drucker & Me. Brentwood: Worthy Media, Inc., 2014.
  • Collins, Jim C. Good to Great and the Social Sector. Boulder: Jim Collins, 2005
  • Drucker, Peter F. The Five Most Important Questions. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.
  • Drucker, Peter F. Managing the Nonprofit Organization. New York: HarperCollins, 1990.

Format:  PowerPoint, Facilitated Discussion, Interactive Activities, Videos


  • 1 to 1.5 hrs. (Conferences only)
  • 3 hr. Workshop