2 Toms reinvent strategic planning
Here at DFW waiting for a flight homebound. I’m back on my original 6:50pm flight, after getting here to the airport early b/c I thought my flight was earlier but wasn’t, and I gave it a shot and tried flying standby on the 5:30pm.
Had a great time in Dallas, getting training today about Wildworks‘ facilitation process that can be used for strategic planning, largely developed by Tom McGehee. 2 weeks ago, I got training in Tom Paterson’s strategic operation planning process. 2 Toms have developed 2 different ways to get at facilitating a collaborative process in compressed time. Both readily say there’s more than one way to “skin a cat.” Both use visual techniques to effectively engage participants (70% of people are visual learners). The former creatively creates an environment for people to have the conversations they need to have; the latter works well around a boardroom setting with lots of flipcharts. Much more compare and contrasts could be described, but my flight just started boarding.
That’s it? Can you disclose some more on what you learned?
I did hope to write more, but my plane was boarding and it was a tough choice: to blog or to board 🙂 I was waiting on a brochure from the organizers before I wrote more, but maybe that will not happen, so I’ll queue it up as the first item to blog next week. This week, I’ve got to prep for my mini-lecture at U.Md.