Peter Wright

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Peter Wright - Planning Group

Association Planning

Peter Wright is a career association strategist and President of The Planning Group. As a respected executive and in his current consulting practice, Peter has successfully developed and executed association and non-profit strategy with remarkable results. His practical approach to strategic and operational association business planning ensures that plans are not only embraced by association management and Boards, but also effectively implemented and measured for the tangible benefit of association members.

Insightful Association Leadership

As the Director of Strategic Planning at Clarica, Peter Wright led the company's overall operational and strategic planning process. In an environment of complex change, his skillful facilitation of planning sessions with the senior management team was instrumental in the determination of key strategic decisions. In his time at Sun Life Financial, Peter became Vice President of Corporate Accounts, before leaving to begin his consulting and training career.

Eradicating the Association and Non Profit Planning Gap

In his consulting practice, Peter Wright advises association boards and executives on all matters of strategy and association planning across a broad spectrum of trade and professional associations, societies, academies, councils and many other not-for-profit bodies. An accomplished facilitator and trainer, he works with association boards and senior leadership teams to define and develop association strategy, resolve operational issues, and overcome barriers to association performance. By providing planning expertise, process advice and facilitation, Peter helps associations overcome the planning gap. Linking strategy and action, he works with association management to foster true stretch mentality focused on association growth and value for membership.

Sharing Planning Lessons with Association Leadership

In 20 years developing non-profit business plans with North America's greatest associations, Peter Wright has created many successful tools, models, and practices that he teaches to clients and other consultants. Peter used his strategic planning and training experience to develop The Association Strategy and Planning Toolkit on Association Hub. The Toolkit helps association consultants add value with clients and it teaches implement leading edge association planning in-house. Peter is a frequent speaker, writer and trainer wherever association executives and association members gather.

Peter Wright's Recent Association Clients
  • American Automated Imaging Association
  • American Automation Technologies Council
  • American Robotics Industry Association
  • Association of Pharmacy in Oncology
  • Automotive Industries Association
  • Canadian Bookkeepers Association
  • Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
  • Canadian Depository for Securities
  • Canadian Health Food Association
  • Canadian Securities Institute
  • Canadian Society of Association Executives
  • CCAC-Ontario Ministry of Health
  • Certified General Accountants Association of Canada
  • Certified Management Accountants of Canada
  • Certified Property and Casualty Underwriters Society
  • Collision Industry Forum
  • Communitech
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • Financial Executives International
  • Geriatric Psychiatry Academy
  • Grand Valley Construction Association
  • Heavy Duty Distributors Council
  • Insurance Services Regulatory Organization
  • Junior Achievement Canada
  • Kitchener Blues Community Incorporated
  • Life Insurance Electronic Data Interface System
  • Life Insurance Electronic Data Society
  • Life License Qualification Program
  • Machine Control Association
  • Parkinson Society of Canada
  • Project Management Institute
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
  • Purchasing Managers Association of Canada
  • Society of Club Managers
  • Society of Corporate Secretaries
  • Travel Media Association of Canada
  • Workplace Safety North
  • Youth Science Canada

Recent Association Testimonials

The Planning Group helps businesses take a more practical approach to strategic and operational planning... and measure the results..." Profit Magazine
I loved the content AND the timing of Peter Wright's Power of Networking session. What a brilliant way to kick off the 2012 TMAC conference..." Judy Hammond, CLEAR Communications Inc., Toronto
As facilitator for strategic planning, Peter Wright engaged our leaders to broaden... our... horizon, while building traction on solid ground. Our Board seems energized by the collaborative experience, creating valuable events and innovative services for our growing membership..." Celia Medcalf, Project Management Institute-CTT
Peter Wright captures an organization's key assets and channels them into operational opportunities to be further leveraged. As a result of Peter's practical approach and insight at the planning sessions, we our now in a better position to advance strategically... and with greater efficiency..." Stephen Ashworth, Junior Achievement Canada, National Office