Strategic Facilitation Session
A strategic facilitation session with an external facilitator is a key process to help gain alignment on the why: Why are we doing this? It will assist in getting buy in, including create champions; draw out information; and set a direction The key to the facilitation session will be inviting the right stakeholders to participate.
My recommendation is that this session is held with senior leaders, executives and/or your board. Senior leadership support and an executive sponsor are critical.
Preparation will be key. Prepare a discussion paper that is based on your response to the baseline self-assessment questions as a pre-reading to set the scene for the discussion, with some guiding questions to consider.