Welcome to the new world of economic development based on networks.
Learn the leadership skills you need to strengthen collaboration in your community and region. Here is an innovative, tested approach to building collaboration for economic and workforce development. Gain the insights, roadmaps and tools you need to develop new ideas and translate them into action. Strategic doing is a new approach to building the civic networks that your community and region need to prosper in the future.
You can read about the April 2008 Leadership Retreat and see pictures of Punderson Manor here.
How you will benefit
Understand the strategic importance of guided conversation
Learn key concepts to translate ideas into action quickly
Discover the importance of civic networks and how to map them
Find out how to design a civic "strategic doing" process to move ideas into action
Learn how to integrate practical metrics into "strategic doing"
Master a flexible, low cost implementation process that focuses on alignment, accountability, action plans, and continuous learning
Understand why "strategic outcomes" and "strategic issue agendas" are replacing "vision" as a guiding principal for strategy
Gain the knowledge and analytical skills to diagnose your community’s civic leadership
Identify specific ways you can contribute to your community’s strategic success
What you'll cover:
The emergence of networks as an organizing principle for economic development
The five strategic "systems" that define prosperity for a community or region
Introduction to social network analysis
A practical, four step strategic doing process
Introduction to strategy maps for economic development
Civic process mapping
Civic forums as a practical tool to generate and build civic networks and accelerate "open
Who should attend:
Economic development professionals focused on new strategies of growth
Workforce development professionals interested in new collaborations
Chamber of commerce executives seeking to engage their community in new ways
Young professionals looking to guide their community
Leaders of community foundations seeking to adjust their role in economic and workforce development
College and university faculty and administrators engaged in defining new roles for higher education
Library professionals interested in understanding the new role of libraries
This workshop is ideal for innovative civic leaders who want to expand their perspectives on economic and workforce development. Anyone who must lead a community or region in developing strategies for economic development and workforce development needs new analytic tools to understand how they can have the most impact.
“Regionalism” and “economic development” have never been greater topics of conversation or higher public policy priorities than today in Greater Cleveland. I-Open has brought substance and form and focus to this imperative community-wide dialog. Diverse ideas and opinions on a myriad of critical subjects are invited to I-Open, dissected by the audience and used to advance our community’s knowledge and momentum in practical and innovative ways.
Director of Economic Development
Cuyahoga County Commission
When: Dec 3 - 5, 2008
Dec. 3: Arrive at 6:00 pm for a kickoff dinner and asset mapping workshop
Dec. 4: All day workshop and dinner
Dec. 5: One-half day workshop and lunch. Adjourn at 1:00 pm
Where: Punderson Manor Resort and Conference Center. Punderson is located in beautiful Geauga County, Ohio, 40 miles east of Cleveland on Route 87 in Newbury, Ohio. Follow this link for driving directions from common points of origin: Driving Directions and Map
Conference Fee (with overnight stay): $650.00
Includes accommodations for 2 nights, conference materials, meals and wireless access
Conference Fee (without overnight stay): $475.00
Includes conference materials, meals and wireless access
To Pay by Check:
Register for workshop and overnight stay:
Send an e-mail or call Susan Altshuler. Make check payable to the Institute for Open Economic Networks and mail to 4415 Euclid Avenue, Third Floor, Cleveland, OH 44103, attention Susan Altshuler.
Register for workshop without overnight stay:
Send an e-mail or call Susan Altshuler. Make checks payable to the Institute for Open Economic Networks and mail to above address
I-Open's workshop demonstrated for me the complexity of the work that we must do as leaders to change our culture,first by looking at the very behavior choices we make that hold us back. Our closed behavior choices instilled in us by our grandparents will not survive in 21st century culture and economy. By recognizing that the assets they left us with are still assets unique to us, we are empowered to take bold steps forward, in open collaborative ways to grow our new economy.