Topics Linda Can Speak to:

  • Asset Mapping
  • Strategy Development and Implementation
  • Innovative Financing
  • Economic Revitalization Best Practices
  • Regional Innovation Cluster Development

Why a Workshop?

This session will introduce participants to a new approach for accelerating collaborations among civic organizations in keeping these collaborations on track. This new discipline — called strategic doing — developed out of the Purdue Center for Regional Development with the support of the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Unlike strategic planning — which is slow, costly and linear — strategic doing is fast, inexpensive, and iterative. It provides a framework for citizens to translate big ideas into small next steps quickly. This session will introduce strategic doing to the participants through workshop exercises. Participants will see how a strategic doing workshop is conducted. Each step of the process generates a component of a strategic action plan. At the end of the workshop, participants will see how a simple series of workshop exercises can generate sophisticated collaborations with clear metrics and next steps.

The session will begin with a brief introduction to strategic doing. The presenters will then guide participants through a set of strategic doing exercises.

Benefits worth the Investment 

Participants will learn how, by completing a set of straightforward workshop exercises, they can draft a practical strategic action plan. By the end of the session, participants will understand how to and guide their own strategic doing sessions. A website built for the session this will enable participants to follow up to learn more about strategic doing, download templates, and keep connected with each other after the session.

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