Planning For Ideal


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This presentation describes a process for planning both short term and long term goals by envisioning the ideal solution, then working backward to the current situation. By going through this process from the vision backward, you identify what is necessary to achieve the goal and not settle for something less than ideal.

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Planning For Ideal

  1. 1. Planning for IDEAL<br />
  2. 2. IDEAL Visions Lead To Great Results<br />Long term planning and a well thought out vision for the IDEAL leads to Great results<br />Plans may extend well beyond the time of the founders of the original vision<br />A solid vision and plan provides successors a path to continue toward a common goal<br />
  3. 3. Current View to Better View <br />To create the IDEAL vision requires being able to accurately assess the current situation.<br />Current View of the Situation – CVS<br />Better View of the Situation – BVS<br />
  4. 4. Current View<br />To see the Current View, requires the ability to accurately discern. <br />Example:<br /> “City ‘X’ has an average of 2 miles of walking trails per park.”<br />The more accurate CVS may be that there are only two of six city parks with walking trails.<br />
  5. 5. Better View<br />CVS: Two of six city parks have walking trails. <br />BVS: Build walking trails in the remaining four parks.<br />
  6. 6. IDEAL<br />Ten times the Better View - 10X BVS or IDEAL. How can the present situation be improved 10 times the current, or to the ideal solution?<br /><ul><li>10X BVS or IDEAL
  7. 7. Build trails in all city parks
  8. 8. Create a network of trails that connect all city parks
  9. 9. Incorporate bicycle lanes on the trails
  10. 10. Include nature observations along trails
  11. 11. Construct exercise stations along all trails
  12. 12. Situate trails near schools to facilitate outdoor learning
  13. 13. Create a mobile application that shows a map of the trails and information on all nature and exercise stations along the trails</li></li></ul><li>Achieving the IDEAL<br /><ul><li>The difficult task is creating the vision for IDEAL.
  14. 14. To develop the plan, step backward from the IDEAL.
  15. 15. What has to occur just before achieving the IDEAL?
  16. 16. What has to occur just before that?
  17. 17. Continue this process until reaching the current view, CVS.
  18. 18. Based on the list of steps, set benchmarks toward achieving IDEAL.
  19. 19. Whether it is a 2 year or 100 year process, the plan is now in place</li></li></ul><li>The Successful Plan <br />To succeed, the plan must:<br />Include input from the community or parties impacted by the plan<br />Include building relationships with the next generation of leaders and develop their passion for the vision set by current leaders<br />Lay a solid foundation today so successors are justified in continuing the plan tomorrow<br />
  20. 20. Creating a Vision<br />Resources and technology have increased exponentially in our lifetime, and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.<br />Don’t be bound by limitations in current technology, and resources.<br />Dare to dream…BIG…REALLYBIG<br />
  21. 21. What if<br />Exercise: <br />Picture the lake on Bailey Ranch Golf Course. <br />
  22. 22. Owasso Lake<br />Take the Bailey Ranch Lake and envision an IDEAL based on 10x the current situation. Imagine a 100 acre lake stretching from 86th St. North to 76th St. North<br /> …with anamphitheater,residences,restaurants,shops…<br />
  23. 23. Owasso Lake<br />A lake with beautiful parks and trails...<br />
  24. 24. Owasso Lake<br />A lake that significantly impacts the quality of life for residents and sets Owasso apart from competing cities. <br />
  25. 25. Reaching the IDEAL Owasso Lake <br /><ul><li>Imagine the IDEAL community lake incorporating the Bailey Ranch Golf Course lake. What must occur just prior to the completion of the project?
  26. 26. Developers must have completed a mixture of high density residential, restaurants, shops and commercial businesses along the perimeter of the lake.
  27. 27. What must occur prior to this?
  28. 28. Locate investors for the development surrounding the lake.
  29. 29. What must occur prior to last step?
  30. 30. Annex and zone the land that will make up the perimeter of the lake.
  31. 31. Build Amphitheater and trails around the lake.
  32. 32. Prior to this step?
  33. 33. City must work to relocate the existing railway system.
  34. 34. City must acquire land and prepare to build the lake.</li></li></ul><li>Importance of working backward <br />By working backward through the process, the strategy for completing the plan is in place. If leaders fail to work backward, and attempt to plan from current forward, there is no clear shared vision for future leaders. It is easy to lose the way or settle for a lesser goal. <br />The tendency in goal setting is to only set what one can hope to complete. IDEAL goals may encompass many decades and be completed by future leaders. <br />Using the lake example presented, the first benchmark is to acquire land for the lake and begin the work of relocating the railroad. This may include many steps and smaller benchmarks, as well, before moving to the next level in the plan.<br />
  35. 35. Owasso of Past<br />
  36. 36. Owasso of Present<br />
  37. 37. Owasso of the Future.<br />We as a community have an opportunity to set the course for Owasso for the next 100 years, or more.<br />Failing to act now could impact Owasso’s ability to reach a goal of becoming a truly Great city.<br />