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.

Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions

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Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions. When was the last time you were in a session intended to produce good strategy that actually did so? Too often strategy conversations are anything but strategic. A tactic or a strategy? Dec 2002 (6).

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Using Stories to Advance Your Strategy: Quotes and Questions

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Using Stories to Advance Your Strategy: Quotes and Questions. Labels: questions , story , strategy. 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).

Getting Married to Membership May Require Engagement First

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How would you adjust your recruitment and involvement strategies to capitalize on this potential shift? 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).

Leadership Limerick: More than Just the Letter of the Law

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Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. 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: Watch Out for Unintended.

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Your dashboard indicators or balanced scorecard become not just metrics for gauging progress, but also mantras by which all strategy and tactics are determined? 15, Detroit, OACS-MACS Fall Conference. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Timeless Questions, Timely Tactics

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Over the years, Ive developed a dozen questions to draw on during strategy conversations, ones that while timeless in nature almost always can generate new and timely responses. Labels: facilitation , questions , strategy. 15, Detroit, OACS-MACS Fall Conference. Dec 2002 (6).

12 Simple Ways to Unleash More Creative Thinking

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Invite “wild cards,” to participate in your meetings and strategy sessions. A great deal of research validates the value of not focusing on the issue at hand as an effective strategy for generating new and powerful ideas. 15, Detroit, OACS-MACS Fall Conference.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: Gratitude, Not.

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Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. 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: Mission, Vision, Values: Catalysts.

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In 2002, the American Society of Association Executives Foundation identified Meaning Matters as one of the seven emerging issues affecting associations. Structure and strategy are merely tools to accomplish mission and vision, not things to be preserved at all costs. Dec 2002 (6).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: The Whole.

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Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. 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: Leadership Limerick: Time for.

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Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. ” Smart conference designers are thinking about the virtual and face-to-face components that complement their overall strategy and that their participants will compliment. 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).

Leadership Limerick: One Ending is Another Beginning

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Every Monday in 2011, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. 15, Detroit, OACS-MACS Fall Conference. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3).

Facilitation Friday #29: Six Questions for Decision-Making

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Labels: decisions , facilitation , facilitationfriday , strategy. 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.

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).

Facilitation Friday #22: Conversation Detours, Not Roadblocks

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Strategy sessions are about the future. 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, Idea Architects: People Are Starved for Real.

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Ill be doing so in the following new effort: Refresh Strategy Labs. 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. custom-designing keynotes, workshops, and leadership conferences that promote innovation, learning, and community.

Making a Difference in a World that Seems Different

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Organizations would be wise to copy this strategy, building in a commitment to more thoughtful reflection on an ongoing basis. 15, Detroit, OACS-MACS Fall Conference. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2).

Facilitation Friday #19: Resisiting Resistance is Futile

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A strategy session with only staff feels different than one including both staff members and board members or other volunteers. 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: Five Lessons from the Road

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When we get sloppy with words like strategy, vision, mission, diversity, and many others, we do a real disservice to the deep meaning and full potential they represent. 15, Detroit, OACS-MACS Fall Conference. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Making Sponsorship Special Again

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Sue: Love the powerful way you framed this: becoming an agency for the sponsor and helping develop a strategy for them to realize their relationship goals. 15, Detroit, OACS-MACS Fall Conference. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3).