Creating Strategy

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Identification
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Method
Method category: 
Intent or purpose: 
A quick and simple way of generating strategies to deal with blocks.
Howto
Potential Pitfalls: 
This a very simple approach; useful when neither the issues nor the organizations are not complex.
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Pre-Work Required: 
The blocks need to be prepared. Normally, this is done by looking at what stands in the way between the present situation and a future vision.
Procedures: 

1. First identify the blocks to getting done what is needed, then <br>
2. Brainstorm strategies that work on removing the blocks.

Follow-Up Required: 
Once the strategies are done then there is the issue of implementing them.
Background
Developer: 
Priscilla Wilso
Derived from: 
LENS, the ToP Strategic Planning method.
History of Development: 

LENS was initially developed during the Institute of Cultural Affairs research assembly in 1971. It was developed as a program called NINS which was for families. It then was developed as LENS. The same basic model was used in about 5,000 communities in a program called town meetings. It was also used in community development projects in about 30 communities in a 5 day version and 450 communities in a shorter version.

Selected publications: 
097297640X
References: 
Wilson, Priscilla, Harnish, Kathleen and Wright, Joel: The Facilitative Way, TeamTech Press, 2003, p. 167
License Model: 
Open
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Consultants: 
Namesort descending City Country
1 UpSideUp - Daniel Perdigão CARNAXIDE Portugal
Helen J. Wythe & Associates Winnipeg Canada
Optimancy Auckland New Zealand
The Monarch Park Group Toronto Canada
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