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An overview of a Strategic Doing workshop, as well as other Strategic Doing solutions. For more information contact Peggy Hosea at Purdue: phosea@purdue.edu

An overview of a Strategic Doing workshop, as well as other Strategic Doing solutions. For more information contact Peggy Hosea at Purdue: phosea@purdue.edu


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  • 1. PURDUE CENTER FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC DOING © 2012 Do More Together Strategic Doing allows your community, organization or network to create an action plan, with measurable outcomes and accountability, in a 3-6 hour period. The process focuses on four key questions: WorkshopOverview What is Strategic Doing? Strategic Doing is a process that enables civic leaders to form collaborations quickly, guide them toward measurable outcomes, and make adjustments along the way. What to Expect During a Strategic Doing Workshop participants are led through a structured set of conversations and things: 1. Opportunities 2. At least one outcome with characteristics and metrics 3. At least one initiative or project 4. A complete action plan 5. A plan to meet again What could we do together? → Look first at assets within the group at the table. → Next look to see how combining the known assets might offer new opportunities. → Evaluate who is not at the table but might have an interest or resources helpful to the solution. What should we do together? → Define an outcome with SMART(Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals and metrics. → Evaluate the options for action and help the group narrow the scope of activity by suggesting the group focus on no more than three goals initially. → Analyze the suggested activity to see if it is appropriate for the assembled group (e.g. – is some other entity already working on the project or is the proposed project something that needs higher authority approval). What will we do together? → Draft an activity/action plan including the first action step, the responsible entity and a “due date.” → Make a public commitment to “do” the action step What’s our 30/30? → Decide how the group will communicate (face-to-face, internet, email, weblogs, etc.). → Set a date, in the next 30 days, for follow-up, reporting and adjustments. 1 2 3 4
  • 2. Strategic Training Options Training Key Note Presentations Simulation - “SD: The Game” Practitioner Training Core Team Development Certification Description Explains the transformations taking place in our economy and how Strategic Doing can help communities and regions meet new challenges. Participants learn that strategic action plans can be quickly developed in loosely formed networks by following the Strategic Doing framework. This training enables the participants to introduce and apply Strategic Doing in their own communities and organizations. An effective core team is the most vital component to an initiative’s success. This training helps core teams ramp up quickly to become high performing teams. This intensive training enables participants to lead Strategic Doing workshops in their communities and train others in the process. Time Requirement 30 to 90 minutes Approximately 3 hours Full day (A 5-week online course is being launched Summer/2014) Multiple sessions, 6 – 10 hours total 30 hours of classroom coursework plus field work activities. Participants will learn Attendees learn about the Strategic Doing process and develop an understanding of the differences between our Grandparent’s economy and our Grandchildren’s economy. They discover that new ways of thinking, behaving and doing are necessary to transform neighborhoods, communities and regions. Engaging in a realistic meeting, participants work collaboratively to answer the 4 questions of Strategic Doing: What could we do (together)? What should we do? What will we do? What’s our 30/30? This process demonstrates that communities can quickly develop meaningful action plans. Participants build on the simulation experience of The Game and basic introduction to gain a deeper knowledge about forming and leading complex collaborations. Participants learn basic techniques of how to frame and guide conversations that translate ideas into action. In Strategic Doing, leadership is shared. Participants learn the value and importance of core teams in leading transformation and how to become an effective core team member and leader. Participants learn to guide multiple initiatives toward outcomes with clear success metrics and make adjustments along the way. Participants learn the following core skills: to explain this new approach to strategy; to understand how Strategic Doing forms new collaborations quickly; to organize and guide a strategy process with no “command and control”; to design and lead a strategy workshop and convert the workshop exercises into a strategic action plan. Custom Workshops This hands-on activity leads participants representing organizations, communities or multi-county regions through the tools and steps needed to develop a strategic action plan. They follow the Strategic Doing process in partial or full day sessions to accelerate action. Using this simple process allows collaborations to form quickly. Participants discover how to move initiatives toward measurable results the value of continuous, fast “think, do” cycles to make adjustments to their strategic action plan as circumstances change. Cost Purdue’s Center for Regional Development (PCRD) works with organizations, communities, regions and networks of individuals to design a customized blend of Strategic Doing training for each situation. Please contact Peggy Hosea at phosea@purdue.edu or 888.750.7277 for more information about training options.