Overview This Strategic Doing Pack is designed to guide discussions in a Strategic Doing Workshop. It represents a set of exercises that can help you keep your discussions focused. These exercises are tied to Strategic Doing, a practice of thinking and acting strategically in open networks. At the end of the workshop, you should have touched on all of the topics needed to compile a Strategic Action Plan. Before you begin, you should pass around a sign in sheet to make sure that you have captured all of the participants and their e-mails. You should also designate one or more people as your Knowledge Keeper. Capturing the key points of your discussion is vitally important to moving the conversation forward. As you put these notes on the web, it enables people to reconstruct the history of the conversation and to join the conversation at any point. Ed Morrison of the Purdue Center for Regional Development prepared this Strategic Doing Pack. You can contact him at [email_address] . Please include the following notice in your slides: These materials are Copyright Ed Morrison and distributed under a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License. You are free to copy, modify and distribute these materials, provided only that you include this copyright notice in your slides.
Step 1: List the names of people at your table Step 2: Pick a scribe to distill your conversation (Someone who writes clearly & understands.) Name e-mail
Exercise 1-A: What assets do you have to contribute to improving the talent pipeline in your region? Asset Owner/Contributor
Exercise 1-B: Identify 3 opportunities that emerge from linking and leveraging assets in your region. Opportunity1: Opportunity 2: Opportunity 3:
Exercise 2-A: Pick one opportunity on which to focus. Describe the outcome for that opportunity. What are we trying to achieve? What are 3 characteristics? Opportunity: Characteristic 1: Characteristic 2: Characteristic 3:
Exercise 2-B: Describe one project that will get us to your outcome. What will you do to achieve the outcome? What are some key milestones for your project: Project: Milestone 1: Milestone 2: Milestone 3:
Exercise 3: Outline action steps and who will take them. Also outline dates to complete the action step. Action Step Responsible By When
Exercise 4: Outline a time and place to come back together to review your work DATE: TIME: PLACE: