How are you doing right now? Really, how are you doing? More often than not these days, that question is answered with a “hanging in there” or “I’m doing just okay” kind of tone. We are barely crawling out of a rough two years with our communities experiencing multiple dramatic new realities connected to the …
Zoomed Out? Me too. There are other ways to virtually engage
We are now finding out that Zoom Fatigue, along with Quarantine Fatigue, is a real thing. Research on this has been showing up in the media quite a bit lately (see New York Times article link in Rad Resources below). And yet, now more than ever we need these tools to connect. At Ellis …
The Dance of Consensus: a Demo
If you’d like to see what a Consensus Workshop looks like, we teamed up with Kase Scott, a young and rising videographer, to create a 3-minute demonstration of a process that is very difficult to describe in words. Last month, as part of a larger strategic planning process, we convened multiple stakeholders in Nevada County …
Holding the Reigns – Facilitation, a Good & Gentle Grip
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen, but what you may not know is the chaos of the meeting before the start of their first annual journey. It went a little something like this:
Doing What You Do Best: Wise Selection of Strategic Directions
Part 4 of our 4-part series on Strategic Planning in a Rapidly Changing Environment.
The Environmental Scan: Using Informed Insight to Manifest Your Vision
Part 3 of our 4-part series on Strategic Planning in a Rapidly Changing Environment
Celebrate and Elevate Who You Are and Why You Exist! Values, Vision, and Mission
Part 2 of our 4-part series on Strategic Planning in a Rapidly Changing Environment Co-authored by Galen Ellis and Selma Abinader (www.abinadergroup.com) Did you catch last month’s article on why we recommend the Strategic Framework planning over traditional Strategic Planning? In it we provided an overall summary of how the Strategic Framework provides more flexibility …
Strategic Planning in a Rapidly Changing Environment
How do you create a road map for the future of your organization that can adapt to changes in your environment over time? Consider developing a Strategic Framework instead of a Strategic Plan. What is the difference between the two?
Just Include Me – J.I.M. Part II
As more and more business and education is conducted via webinars, virtual meetings, and other online venues, the independent living community is faced with new challenges to access.
Just Include Me – Creating Greater Access for All
I am excited by the possibilities you have set into motion, and I’m seeing how ignorance in the business realm creates opportunity for FREED.