Leveraging strategy to amplify education initiatives

Aaron Wolowiec

Aerial of downtown Detroit Riverfront Photo Credit: Vito Palmissano. Hosted by the Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit, the theme is “What’s Working?” Despite bad press, Detroit offers countless examples of what’s working.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #28: "I Wonder If.

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Youre the staff liaison to a committee or the board and the chairperson is running a pretty ineffective meeting. This applies to both staff members and volunteers leading committee, team, or board, meetings, as well as individuals leading workshops at conventions. Dec 2002 (6).

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Making Sponsorship Special Again

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committee member got the idea that we should begin to auction off every. 15, Detroit, OACS-MACS Fall Conference. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Pre-Qualifying Volunteers

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Committee service may or may not be an effective training ground for a board member. 15, Detroit, OACS-MACS Fall Conference. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4).

Why The Structure You're Staffing is Stifling Progress

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Despite ample research indicating that many volunteers prefer short-term project work versus long-term committee or board positions, too many organizations still use under an older mental operating software about individual motivation and loyalty. 15, Detroit, OACS-MACS Fall Conference.

Flipped Volunteering: The Better Way to Invite and Engage

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We’ve been telling prospective volunteers about available leadership committees and positions and then asking if they are interested. 15, Detroit, OACS-MACS Fall Conference. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Four Innovation Lessons with.

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This field research yields more powerful learning than a committee continuing to study and perfect a lone pilot effort ever could. 15, Detroit, OACS-MACS Fall Conference. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3).

12 Simple Ways to Unleash More Creative Thinking

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Create an “Experimental Fund” that provides seed money and incentive for staff, committees, etc. 15, Detroit, OACS-MACS Fall Conference. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: 10 Tips for Engaging A Volunteer.

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These pieces of work can then be developed into the various components of a comprehensive volunteer structure: work groups or project teams, solo assignments, advisory boards; task forces or committees; etc. As you might suspect, it was the sought after committee appointment.

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: What Informs Your Efforts?

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In reading this weekend about how the host committee leadership approached planning for the event, one specific aspect of their approach really impressed me. 15, Detroit, OACS-MACS Fall Conference. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: When the Professional is Also.

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But it also means our organizations must thoughtfully manage those moments when members of the community are told no because of budget restrictions, a competitive program proposal process, or limited slots on certain committees for task forces. 15, Detroit, OACS-MACS Fall Conference.

Making the Most of the In Between: Facilitation Friday #30

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Instead of thinking of a workshop as an isolated learning experience, a committee meeting as a freestanding discussion, or a strategy session as a distinct and separate event, we need to design and facilitate them as a part of a longer chain of events, conversations, and meaning. Dec 2002 (6).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #21: How to.

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If you are facilitating an ongoing group such as an internal staff team, a committee, or a learning community, your efforts fall somewhere between these two extremes I just described. 15, Detroit, OACS-MACS Fall Conference. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2).

Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions

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A planning committee discusses results and develops a plan. 15, Detroit, OACS-MACS Fall Conference. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.