Leveraging strategy to amplify education initiatives

Aaron Wolowiec

My session will illuminate current best practices in training and conference session planning and has come to be titled, “Leveraging Strategy to Amplify Education Initiatives.”. In an article I wrote in June 2002 for Associations Now , I encouraged readers to take a break from the daily firefighting we’ve come to expect and instead approach tasks with more reflection, strategy and collaboration. Aerial of downtown Detroit Riverfront Photo Credit: Vito Palmissano. On Oct.

Facilitation Friday #25: Five Keys to Strategy Discussions

Idea Architects

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. While the debate rages on about whether or not strategic planning as a process is alive, dead, or on life support (see here , here , and here ), organizations must still craft strategy. A tactic or a strategy? Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4).

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Using Stories to Advance Your Strategy: Quotes and Questions

Idea Architects

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

Interview with an Expert: Beth Hayson, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Blue Sky eLearn

Since I began working at AAOMS in 2002. There is going to be an expectation for accessibility of better data to create educational strategy as well as meaningful and relevant content for your membership. Learning Strategies Learning Technologies Online Learning Success Stories Uncategorized AAOMS association elearning expert interview online learningBeth Hayson has been working in education at associations for the past 20 years, with 14 of them being with AAOMS.

Webinar Recap: Talent Generation: An Important and Unexpected Role for Associations

Blue Sky eLearn

We’ve had a fluctuating, uncertain economy since 2002. Learning Strategies Uncategorized associations gen y generation y milennial talent generationDid you miss the live webinar? Read the recap here! We are at the end of an era. This has influenced consumerism and membership. Rapidly changing technology. We have had more technology developed in the past 5-10 years than the 50 years before that. We are currently experiencing the largest shift in human capital in history.

Getting Married to Membership May Require Engagement First

Idea Architects

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

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Watch Out for Unintended.

Idea Architects

Your dashboard indicators or balanced scorecard become not just metrics for gauging progress, but also mantras by which all strategy and tactics are determined? 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.

Grow International Meeting Registration & Sponsorships in an Era of.

GlowGlobally

global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. Strategies for Bolstering International Membership » Apr. Here is a story of one association who developed an event strategy that helped it grow attendance in 5 years by 68%, expand its sponsor program, and reached new levels of delegate satisfaction. As MCIs Senior Advisor, Global Development Strategy, I help associations build and execute global growth strategies.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Leadership Limerick: Time for.

Idea Architects

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. 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: Leadership Limerick: The Whole.

Idea Architects

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. 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.

Leadership Limerick: Innovation Requires Many Contributions

Idea Architects

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. 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.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Timeless Questions, Timely Tactics

Idea Architects

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. 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.

12 Simple Ways to Unleash More Creative Thinking

Idea Architects

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. 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: People Are Starved for Real.

Idea Architects

Ill be doing so in the following new effort: Refresh Strategy Labs. 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. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts.

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

Idea Architects

Every Monday, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. In our increasingly collaborative workspaces, everyone (Particularly association volunteers) must be capable of facilitating project teams, group meetings, conference calls, strategy conversations, and other interactions with colleagues. 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.

Idea Architects

In 2002, the American Society of Association Executives Foundation identified Meaning Matters as one of the seven emerging issues affecting associations. How that is accomplished—the structure and strategies used—should be flexible and ever-improving, not shackled by rigid plans and inflexible procedures. Structure and strategy are merely tools to accomplish mission and vision, not things to be preserved at all costs. Labels: mission , strategy , values , vision.

Leadership Limerick: One Ending is Another Beginning

Idea Architects

Every Monday in 2011, I offer a leadership limerick, highlighting an idea or strategy about effective leadership in limerick form. 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.

Facilitation Friday #29: Six Questions for Decision-Making

Idea Architects

Labels: decisions , facilitation , facilitationfriday , strategy. 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. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts.

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

Idea Architects

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). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2). May 2002 (4). Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects.

Facilitation Friday #22: Conversation Detours, Not Roadblocks

Idea Architects

Strategy sessions are about the future. 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. He also teaches presentation design and facilitation to subject matter experts. Friday, June 01, 2012.

Making a Difference in a World that Seems Different

Idea Architects

Organizations would be wise to copy this strategy, building in a commitment to more thoughtful reflection on an ongoing basis. 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.

Facilitation Friday #19: Resisiting Resistance is Futile

Idea Architects

A strategy session with only staff feels different than one including both staff members and board members or other volunteers. 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.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Five Lessons from the Road

Idea Architects

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. 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: Making Sponsorship Special Again

Idea Architects

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. 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.

Kids Skate Free: Association-Managed Cause Marketing Campaign

SCD Group

Here are the basics of Kids Skate Free: Societal Issue: childhood obesity Industry Issue: number of roller skating participants declining Strategy: provide kids coupons for free roller skating. Campaign) effort started in 2002 at seven Memphis-area Chili’s restaurants The National Christmas Tree Association modeled the Trees for Troops program after local efforts by growers in the Pacific Northwest. I love the strategic thinking behind Kids Skate Free!

What Is Your Transparency Architecture?

SocialFish

For employees, they give everyone complete information about the company strategies, financials, and operations. The firm is aligned around a clear strategy that employees cocreate.

What Kids Can Teach Us About Charitable Giving

Associations Now

Don’t discount the young when it comes to your fundraising efforts and strategy. To determine how charitable kids are, the study followed the same group of 903 children over two time frames—2002 to 2003 and 2007 to 2008—and asked them to report their giving in each period. A new study by the United Nations Foundation found that 88 percent of children donate to charities. What does this mean for the current and future states of philanthropy?

Thinking and thriving

Aaron Wolowiec

After serving as an association executive for more than 10 years, De Cagna launched his company in 2002 to challenge association boards, CEOs and executives to build their organizations to thrive in an uncertain future. It lays the groundwork for new strategies and helps association leaders plunge into a future that may seem murky, at best. Jeff De Cagna, founder of Principled Innovation LLC.

Arrested Development? A Strategic Approach to Technology Reboots Association Growth

.orgCommunity

HIMSS began reaching beyond “member” to “audience” in 2002 by offering resources and benefits not exclusive to dues-paying professionals. It was an evolutionary process more than an overall strategy at the time, according to Lieber. Given the competitive nature of the current market, this strategy is now more imperative than optional.

Tips For Making Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Associations Now

If you’re slowly raising your hand, don’t feel too bad: According to a 2002 study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology , nearly 30 percent of the people who make a resolution will have given up on their goal by the end of week two, and more than half will have fallen off track by June. They can offer strategies as to how to adjust your goals so that they are attainable, as well as help you change unhealthy behaviors and address emotional issues.”.

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State Government Groups Release Recommendations for IT Procurement

Associations Now

The two organizations, which have historically partnered together, released recommendations to improve acquisition by removing unlimited liability clauses, introducing more flexible terms and conditions, improving negotiations, not requiring performance bonds from vendors, and leveraging enterprise IT strategies and standards, explained NASCIO Senior Policy Analyst Meredith Ward.

Report: Terror Risk Tops Safety Concerns for Business Travelers

Associations Now

and Europe could be driving these concerns, the report notes, even though fatalities from terror attacks have affected Americans only rarely since 2002. These other risks—such as illness, political instability, natural disaster, and theft—are far more probable and can be more easily prevented or mitigated through an effective risk management strategy.”.

Heart Association Takes Quality Improvement Program to Middle East

Associations Now

Since the program was launched in 2002, more than 2,000 hospitals have implemented at least one module, and more than 6 million patients have benefited, according to an AHA statement. They “begin to ask questions, such as why a patient didn’t receive a recommended medication,” Smith said, and then they can increase their use of recommended strategies.

Moderating Discussions in the Modern World

Association Adviser

People, who work in the field, live and breathe strategy and implementation, and who want nothing more than to let others benefit from their experiences. With nearly 20 years of experience in B2B marketing and communications, she has specialized in association media and events since 2002. Dana Plotke, Naylor. One of the obvious advantages of online communication is the ability to get multiple perspectives on a topic and voice your opinion from time to time.

Building Association Culture from the Get Go

SCD Group

Dungey coached the Colts starting in 2002. We implemented new systems and strategies. The other day while browsing at a bookstore, I purchased a copy of Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano’s book Sidelined. The book focuses on his first year as head coach. during which he was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia or APL. Starting with the book’s foreword, I realized the book provided some value lessons for association executives and leaders of any organization.

Top 20 Tech Sites That SocialFish Follows

SocialFish

The website was discovered in 2002 that was providing tech training to unemployed individuals at that time. Gizmodo was launched in 2002 as part of the Gawker Media network by Nick Denton and included the blog of io9 which was discovered in 2008. Business Insider publishes articles about technology in relation to finance, politics, strategy, life, intelligence, education and other categories like media and industries.

Top 20 Tech Sites That SocialFish Follows

SocialFish

The website was discovered in 2002 that was providing tech training to unemployed individuals at that time. Gizmodo was launched in 2002 as part of the Gawker Media network by Nick Denton and included the blog of io9 which was discovered in 2008. Business Insider publishes articles about technology in relation to finance, politics, strategy, life, intelligence, education and other categories like media and industries.

It's good to step back every now and then

Idea Architects

Looking back If I judged my success since founding Idea Architects in 2002 by business volume alone, it’s been a nice decade for the most part. Introducing simplicity and clarity in areas that seem to be increasingly clouded by unnecessary complexity, specifically the topics of productive workplaces, strategy, and innovation. Traditional strategic planning may be dead, but the need to craft strategy most certainly is not. It’s been awhile.

Opening the Door to Government Members

Associations Now

Some groups are reexamining their membership strategies to bring down that barrier. In 2002, NIDA set a goal to bulk up government membership by piloting a free, three-year government membership category with the option to renew as a dues-paying member. In some fields, associations can’t fully carry out their mission of guiding smart policy and facilitating information exchange if government employees aren’t part of their membership community.

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Online Community Vendor Spotlight: Socious

SocialFish

Socious was started in 2002. Many associations look at social media as their outpost strategy (how they use Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc) and their private social network strategy (on their own site) as two separate strategies. Our belief is that those two strategies need to be one overall social media strategy and each of those functions must compliment the other.