Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #15: Tools for.

Idea Architects

Facilitation Friday #15: Tools for Exploring Options. Facilitators can use simple process tools to help make individuals views public and to facilitate a more thorough examination of their implications. Here are a few tools I frequently use in my own efforts. Need more tools?

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Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Beware of Binders Becoming.

Idea Architects

I am a huge believer in the value of record-keeping in volunteer organizations and regularly preach the power of checklists as a vital tool in project management (you have read The Checklist Manifesto , right?). Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3).

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Leadership Limerick: Innovation Requires Many Contributions

Idea Architects

These scientific tools are complemented by the specific roles identified by IDEO, one of the worlds most innovative product design firms, in The Ten Faces of Innovation : Anthropologist. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3).

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Facilitation Friday #18: Authenticity.

Idea Architects

That is the most important tool we bring to any meetings or conversations we facilitate. 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: Seven Questions to Move Things.

Idea Architects

Its a very hands-on event and we explore facilitation fundamentals, tools and techniques for meetings and discussions, and how to manage common group dynamics situations. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2).

Conferences Aren't Serious About Networking Unless

Idea Architects

Turn your participant directory from an address book into a true networking tool by adding two fields on the registration form and then publishing them in the directory: (1) topics I want to learn more about, and (2) topics I could be a resource on for others. Dec 2002 (6).

Seen Elsewhere: Resources for Trend Scanning, Gaming, Productivity

Idea Architects

In this edition, explore tools for environmental scanning and trend watching, examples of game dynamics being applied by real-world companies and associations, and a handy tool for tracking and maintaining personal productivity. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2).

12 Simple Ways to Unleash More Creative Thinking

Idea Architects

I think this might be a great problem-solving tool for association members when they feel like they've run into a wall and aren't sure where to go. 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. 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: Making Meetings Matter

Idea Architects

It is all too easy to focus conversations about designing better learning experiences on tools, techniques, and logistics. 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

Idea Architects

Every Fridays post will focus on some tool, technique, or situation related to facilitation, a skill I believe to be fundamental for anyone, bother personally and professionally. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3).

Facilitation Friday #29: Six Questions for Decision-Making

Idea Architects

Tools like decision-making grids or Edward deBonos Six Thinking Hats can help ensure thorough consideration of alternatives an evaluation of the selected options using common criteria. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3).

MemCom Awards – could you be a winner?

Optimist Consulting

Entering and winning awards can be a powerful marketing tool. CBC has been an “Investor In People” since 2002, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

Group Offers Benchmarking Benefits Through Tiered, Online Program

Associations Now

The TCA Profitability Program, run using the inGauge online platform, is an outgrowth of the organization’s Best Practice Groups, which were established in 2002 to connect eight to 14 peer companies and allow them to share their successes and challenges to help each other improve.

Email Marketing Trends: What’s Hot in 2017

Associations Now

So with that in mind, I wanted to update you guys on a few tools and a few current best practices for email production and acquisition. Building emails, as I’ve written before , is effectively like designing websites with technology only available before 2002.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Five Lessons from the Road

Idea Architects

I led two breakout sessions (links to slides provided): the first focused on tools and techniques for enhancing creative, critical, and constructive thinking, and the other explored the everyday practices of innovative individuals. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2).

Facilitation Friday #10: Establish Rules of Engagement

Idea Architects

You could begin the process prior to the first meeting or conversation, anonymously collecting and aggregating individuals ideas via an online tool like SurveyMonkey. Dec 2002 (6). Nov 2002 (4). Sep 2002 (2). Aug 2002 (3). Jul 2002 (3). Jun 2002 (2).

Incorporating Text Polling at Your Next Live Event

Association Adviser

Text polling is an inexpensive and easy tool for presenters to use before, during and after a talk. ” I have incorporated text polling into several association presentations during the last few years, and it has been a great tool to use before, during and after my talks.

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Facilitation Friday #23: Going in Different Directions

Idea Architects

Affinity diagrams are one effective tool for managing this issue. 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.

California Association Turns Farm Workers Into Farm Owners

Associations Now

It also provides supplies like fertilizer and irrigation tools. Since 2002, 90 ALBA graduates have begun their own independent farms off-site and are doing well. An organic farming association in Northern California trains immigrant field workers how to manage their own farms.

Arrested Development? A Strategic Approach to Technology Reboots Association Growth


Somewhere back in the Dark Ages of IT- say two years ago, because that’s how fast the electronic world moves now ¬- we thought about technology as a tool to do business.

Advocating from Afar: Virtual and Remote Grassroots Advocacy

Beekeeper Group

The Dirksen, Hart, and Russell Senate Office Buildings and Ford and Longworth House Office Buildings weren’t cleared for entry until the end of January 2002, three months later!

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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.

Associations at Odds Over Proposed Massachusetts Ban on Noncompete Clauses

Associations Now

61 % The increase in court decisions regarding noncompete agreements between 2002 and 2012, according to a study conducted for the Wall Street Journal by the law firm Beck Reed Riden LLP.

New Style Guide Helps Journalists Cover Diversity Topics More Accurately

Associations Now

Our grants are intended to improve journalism through training or by improving the tools reporters and editors have at their fingertips. While CIIJ released a diversity guide in the 1990s that covered ethnicity and disability, it had not been updated since 2002.

Moderating Discussions in the Modern World

Association Adviser

And, of course, webinars and Association TV are other popular tools for delivering online education. With nearly 20 years of experience in B2B marketing and communications, she has specialized in association media and events since 2002. Dana Plotke, Naylor.

What Is Your Transparency Architecture?


In 2002 it was 11 percent… “The branches went from being outposts to being actively engaged in the company.&#. Social organizations are trustworthy, and transparency is an important tool in building trust.

Lunchtime Links: What Roger Ebert Taught Us About Engagement

Associations Now

Several tools have made engagement via social media easy, but organizations should strive to have long-term relationships with their industry members. Rethink the design of the gifts to make them more than promotional tools.

Book Review: iPhone Millionaire


We already have the tools – thanks to Steve Jobs largely. While we may have the tools, what we are lacking is the training – no one taught us how to express ourselves in this very powerful medium. This is a guest post from Michael Rosenblum , author of iPhone Millionaire.

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Crucial Conversations

Plexus Consulting

Coincidentally, it’s titled Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes are High. Authors are Patterson, Grenny, McMillan and Switzler, published in 2002 by McGraw Hill, and subsequently a New York Times bestseller. By Virgil Carter How are you at crucial conversations? Crucial conversations are those situations in which you are involved with others, in which the outcomes and the relationships are at stake. Just about every non-profit CEO has been in crucial conversations.

Best Craigslist Personals Alternatives In 2019


The outcry caused the issuance of a disclaimer in 2002, as to the category of users and some of the services offered on the site. What is Craigslist personals?

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: The Value of the Visual: Facilitation.

Idea Architects

Visuals are a critical tool as we work to help participants make connections and make meaning from what unfolds. 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.

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. It’s been awhile. Sorry for the lack of advance notice, but I decided to use February as a month for some major reflection and reassessment.

Labor Tensions Cause Port Headaches for Retail, Manufacturing Industries

Associations Now

In 2002, after a 10-day work stoppage at the ports, President George W. When you take away the efficiency of a key tool we use to get product to our consumers, then it’s very challenging.”. $ 2.1B

Expos Returning to Philadelphia After Labor Contract Changes

Associations Now

The prior agreement, passed in 2002 and extended in 2013, had raised concerns for organizations holding events, many of which had given the convention center low marks.

Online Community Vendor Spotlight: Socious


Socious was started in 2002. We focused our development and support efforts on making the tools the infinitely configurable tools we have today that fit the needs of any size/style of association or user group. While other companies may have more installations than us, our focus has always been on understanding our customers goals and helping them utilize our tools to meet those goals – not just getting them running.

2104 Summer Recommended Reading

Holly Duckworth

The Art of Membership by Sheri Jacobs, CAE, provides associations and membership organizations with the practical tools they need to build a loyal and diverse membership base over the long term. Summer 2014 Reading List: Each summer I find many of my association leaders “check out”.

The Importance of Getting Lots of Little Things Done Well Every Day

Association Adviser

Association career sites are great tools for recruiting new members and for engaging the passive job seeker that commercial job boards can’t tap. . Christine Smith, Boxwood Technology.

Moneyball and Management Innovation

Jamie Notter

At the end of the 2002 season the Boston Red Sox offered Billy Beane a job. The reams of data available to most small and mid-sized companies and associations through social media, Google analytics and other measurement tools are now statistically significant. Consulting. Speaking.

Game Plan 2014: Seeing Around the Corners

Association Adviser

“Video content has emerged as a highly versatile tool for associations to communicate with members—and it can be utilized and monetized for multiple purposes.” Remember Jon Cleary’s novel, “You Can’t See ‘Round Corners”?

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