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  • Here is another link-and-leverage success story. A group of community leaders in North Central Indiana were discussing the need to get more high school students interested in manufacturing careers. The region’s manufacturers had good jobs available that were going unfilled. One person at the meeting made a passing comment that most of the young people she knew were only interested in playing Guitar Hero. That triggered someone else to think about a Purdue professor who runs a sort of fantasy camp for adult guitar enthusiasts, helping them make their own guitar. The group then begin to think of kids who like to play Guitar Hero as an asset and then linked these three assets together. Purdue now runs a high school summer camp where students make their own guitar and learn about advanced manufacturing.
  • OU/EDI Lab OKC

    1. 1. Strategic Planning LabOU/EDIOklahoma City, OKMarch 12, 2013 Scott Hutcheson PurdueUniverity
    2. 2. Changing Models for GettingThings Done 1928 2011 Fewer than 60 all working Over 1,750 hardly any working for Warner Brothers for Warner Brothers
    3. 3. Changing Models for GettingThings Done
    4. 4. Changing Models for Getting Things Done? Philanthropy Townships Workforce CommunitySocial Service Development Cities/Towns Neighborhood Counties Associations FedsState Courts Schools Police Social Service 5
    5. 5. Community Change Is Getting Done in Different WaysWe are movingfrom hierarchiesto networks
    6. 6. Community Change Is Getting Done in Different WaysWe are movingfrom hierarchiesto networks
    7. 7. We Building Community byBuilding Networks Communities are built on connections. Better connections mean better opportunities.
    8. 8. Two Components of a Network Nodes LinksPeople, groups, Relationships,or organizations flows, or transactions
    9. 9. The Real Power Comes in: Combining Assets in New and Innovative Ways – Linking and Leveraging
    10. 10. Linking & Leveraging: SuccessStory + + =
    11. 11. Strategic Doing The Efficiency of Networks The Power of Linking & Leveraging Assets The Flexibility of an Agile Planning Process
    12. 12. Strategic Doing Around the U.S.(and Beyond)
    13. 13. Strategic Doing
    14. 14. Two Questions
    15. 15. Strategic Doing: Flexible &Adaptive
    16. 16. Exercise 1: FramingAppreciative Questions Shrinking Employment BASE Base closure Deteriorating Infrastructure Failing Schools Filling Up Our Business Park
    17. 17. Medora, IndianaStrategic Doing Case Study Why can’t we make headway in turning the abandoned outlet mall into a food distribution warehouse?
    18. 18. Medora, IndianaStrategic Doing Case StudyWhat would Medora, Indiana look like if it was a hot spot for locally-produced foods?
    19. 19. Exercise 1: FramingAppreciative Questions Frame an appreciative question to guide your table’s conversation
    20. 20. Exercise 1: FramingAppreciative Questions Keep the end-in-mind for the discussion. Experiment with the construction and scope to get a feel for how each can change the direction of the inquiry. Ask yourself, ” Is this a question to which we do not already know the answer? If we do, it is not inquiry. Run the question by someone to see how well the question works and where it leads.
    21. 21. What Could We Do Together? Align
    22. 22. Exercise 2: Identifying Assets Helps to begin answering the question, “what could we do together?”
    23. 23. Exercise 2: Identifying Assets Identify the assets represented around your table that could contribute to your appreciative theme. Whatcould we do together (and that OU/EDI could learn from) to form a supportive EDI alumni network?
    24. 24. Exercise 3: Combining Assets Put together different combinations of your assets to help brainstorm several ideas
    25. 25. Selecting a Strategy
    26. 26. Exercise 4: Selecting a Strategy Use the Payoff/Complexity Matrix to select one priority
    27. 27. Medora’s Strategy Evolved
    28. 28. What Should We Do Together? Focus
    29. 29. Exercise 5: Defining Success Frame your opportunity in a way others can see it. Define how you will know you are succeeding.
    30. 30. What Will We Do Together? Commit
    31. 31. Exercise 6:Make Commitments Decide on near-immediate action steps each person can take to move things forward. What milestones do you need to hit in the next 30 days?
    32. 32. When Will We Get BackTogether? Learn
    33. 33. Plan 30 Days at a Time
    34. 34. Exercise 7:Define Your 30/30 When will you get back together? How will you stay in touch?
    35. 35. The ResultsThe Sweet Victory Challenge is now in its 5thyear and in 2012they received over 1,000 entries and now attracts a panel ofcelebrity judges. Over 5,000 visitors attended the festival in2012, a 500% increase over 2011.
    36. 36. Thanks! Scott Hutcheson hutcheson@purdue.edu 765-479-7704