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The value of a robust diagnosis – be better prepared for next year’s strategy discussion

August 9, 2019

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.

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Where to play and how to win: An approach to strategic thinking discussions

August 9, 2019

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.

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Strategy & Planning: Know where to start and where to finish

August 5, 2019

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. 

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Planning A Workshop

Preparing for a workshop? A checklist for the organising team

July 26, 2019

Making sure your workshop or conference venue ticks all your specific requirements is another critical step in the conferencing organising process. So with that in mind, we have put together the following checklist to help you think through your event…

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Creating your vision

May 31, 2019

Getting started on vision discussions can be hard. At Strategic Facilitators we use these five techniques to help kick start vision discussions and stimulate new ideas.

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How design thinking helps innovation

April 16, 2019

At Strategic Facilitators we are passionate about helping our clients build a culture of innovation within their organisations, and design thinking is one of the tools we use to help approach strategic problems and innovation from a different perspective.

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Embracing strategic thinking as an essential component of your strategy and planning process

April 4, 2019

At Strategic Facilitators we encourage the Executive Teams and Boards we work with to embrace strategic thinking as an essential component of the strategy and planning process. Our approach is to seed these discussions with targeted strategic questions which we introduce at the beginning of strategy and planning processes.

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What does a facilitator do, really?

March 23, 2018

This charming illustrated video, developed by International Institute for Facilitation and Change (IIFAC), uses simple language and charming illustrations to explain just what we facilitators do!

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What to consider before preparing for a workshop or offsite

August 4, 2017

When preparing for a workshop or offsite, it is important to define what you hope to achieve. Considering these ten questions will enable your team to have a shared understanding of the objectives and assist your team in working towards them.

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External Facilitator

Are you getting full value from your external facilitator?  

March 16, 2016

Most large Australian organisations invest considerably in hiring external facilitators to help them run their workshops and offsites. But are they getting their money’s worth? So, what SHOULD great facilitators do?

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