Everyone knows the importance of planning, especially strategic planning for organizations and coalitions. We also know that good plans are very difficult to create – nearly impossible for a small company. Worse, they rarely work as we think they should. Drawing on a decade of research and new insights into cognition and complexity, Dr. Steve Wallis brings new insights into the planning process with knowledge mapping.
In this session, participants will learn:
· Basics of knowledge mapping
· Predicting how well a plan might work
· Creating plans that are more likely to succeed
· Mapping as a tool to build collaboration and understand client needs
Imagine what you might accomplish if your plans would work twice as well as before?
$10 at the door for Non WORK Members – help us keep the lights on and keep great programs coming your way! WORK Members FREE includingFriends of WORK! (a special membership level for you regular attendees)
12-1 PM in the WORK Library. Feel free to bring a bag lunch.
Bio: For his second career, Dr. Wallis’ ground-breaking research led new views for improving plans and policies and to a Fulbright Specialist project consulting for a research center in Germany. He can be seen putting around Petaluma on his Russian-made Ural motorcycle with his wife Cecily in the side car.