TDL Strategic Doing Pack

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A set of exercises that our TDL Innovation Community is using to focus its strategic agenda

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TDL Strategic Doing Pack

  1. 1. WIRED TDL Institute March 17-18, 2008 TDL Strategic Doing Pack Ed Morrison Purdue Center for Regional Development
  2. 2. The Strategic Doing cycle Develop ideas about what we can do together Explore Evaluations Insights Execute and Choose measure Execute Focus what to results do Action Plans Initiatives Align Identify and align resources to specific initiatives 2
  3. 3. The Strategic Doing cycle Develop ideas about what we can do Exercise 1 together Explore Evaluations Insights Execute and Choose measure Execute Focus what to results do Action Plans Initiatives Exercise 3 Align Identify and align resources to Exercise 2 specific initiatives 2
  4. 4. Your table:______________ Workshop Exercise 1: Your name:______________ Your e-mail:______________ Explore Strategic Outcome Strategic Collaborations for TDL as an “innovation Describe at least three strategic partners community” that can collaborate to accomplish this Describe the outcome in three years outcome (list more on the back) With our help, we envision TDL will .... 1 2 3 4 5 3
  5. 5. Strategic Outcomes Strategic Outcomes describe a desired state in the future. Descriptions of the desired state should include the idea of stretch, measurable goals. What will TDL look like, feel like in 3 years? What will people be doing? How will people be connecting? How will TDL help transform regions? “A learning community” is not as good a strategic outcome as “community that accelerates innovation in TDL across regions.” Strategic Strategic Collaboration describes the type of Collaborations partnerships we need to achieve our Strategic Outcomes. More specific descriptions will provide clarity to “who should be at the table”. 4
  6. 6. The Strategic Doing cycle Develop ideas about what we can do Exercise 1 together Explore Evaluations Insights Execute and Choose measure Execute Focus what to results do Action Plans Initiatives Exercise 3 Align Identify and align resources to Exercise 2 specific initiatives 5
  7. 7. Your table:______________ Workshop Exercise 2: Your name:______________ Your e-mail:______________ Focus TDL SMART Goals Strategic Initiatives for TDL How should we measure our progress? How will we know we will be successful? To achieve our strategic outcomes, we will 1 (do what?)... 2 3 4 5 6
  8. 8. Strategic Activities Strategic Outcomes are just words until we and Initiatives describe what we will actually do to achieve our outcomes. Strategic activities and initiatives (or projects) describe what we will do together. We still need to be more specific though. We need to mark the path forward with some SMART goals -- or road markers. SMART Goals SMART Goals are simple, measurable, aggressive, relevant and time sensitive. They are milestones to mark our path. So a SMART Goal might be: By 2010, we will expand our on-line professional support to XXX members. In this exercise, focus on what we need to measure to keep us focused on our path ahead. 7
  9. 9. The Strategic Doing cycle Develop ideas about what we can do Exercise 1 together Explore Evaluations Insights Execute and Choose measure Execute Focus what to results do Action Plans Initiatives Exercise 3 Align Identify and align resources to Exercise 2 specific initiatives 8
  10. 10. Your table:______________ Workshop Exercise 3: Your name:______________ Your e-mail:______________ Align Our Strategic Outcome: Time frame What Who In the next 6 months In the next 3 months In the next 30 days Next week 9

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