The current COVID-19 situation is first and foremost a health concern. We must keep our people and workplaces safe and reduce the risk to our families and communities. The secondary challenge is keeping the wheels of our economy and businesses turning. Decisions still need to be made, strategies and plans developed, and we still have to bring together groups for powerful, meaningful collaboration if we are to continue to deliver as best we can through turbulent times. In light of this, we thought we’d share five practices for conducting successful remote/digital workshops.Read More
Hard though it is, choreographing a great strategy workshop, with meaningful, compelling outcomes is only half the battle. The other half is doing something with them – committing to a series of interrelated next steps and getting them done. While it’s not hard to justify the dollar investment in your strategy workshop, it is important to get full value from the workshop outcomes.Read More
Cascading strategy throughout your organisation is a key ingredient in successful strategy execution. Ensuring your organisation’s strategic objectives are clearly reflected in functional, geographic, and business-unit strategies, and explicitly linked to budgetary and performance is critical.Read More
Looking for an external facilitator but don’t know where to start? Feeling like the search is just pot luck? In this article we discuss how our expert facilitators can add exceptional value to your event and turn your decision from plain ‘pot luck’ to feeling like you’ve won the trifecta!Read More
We know that finding the right venue for your workshop or conference is a critical piece in your event organising puzzle. So to help you in your search we have outlined some of our facilitators’ favourite workshop venues.Read More
Whether you are presenting to colleagues, a board of directors or to a large audience at a workshop or conference – creating and delivering an engaging presentation is key. Don’t leave it to the last minute, deeply considering the message, your visual story and delivery is key.Read More
Clients often come to us with a workshop design considered and agenda partially drafted. ‘There are a lot of presenters’ they say sheepishly. The role of the facilitator is not simply to introduce and thank each speaker. Instead, we believe our role as the facilitator is to work closely with you to forensically consider all aspects of the workshop design including narrative and content; session planning and processes; and of course, participant experience.Read More
Undertaking robust analyses of what’s happening in the world, the industry, and within organisations, is critical for clients to build an evidence base and a common reference point to draw upon when engaging in strategic thinking and strategic planning. We suggest that clients adopt a diagnostic approach that sorts data into patterns, and replaces the overwhelming complexity of reality with a simple story from which levers for action can be identified.Read More
A recent focus in many of our strategy workshops has been to consider two important strategic questions – 1. Where should we compete? 2. How will we win there? This approach to strategic thinking gives rise to interesting, engaging and ultimately useful strategic discussions at the executive team and board level.Read More
At Strategic Facilitators we are often asked about our definition of strategy, and in particular about the difference between setting a strategic direction and strategic planning. Watch this short video to learn about our approach.Read More
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