Strategic Impact Friday Live Talks on Zoom

Fridays at 11 a.m. PT through December 17, 2021.

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Upcoming Programs

How are cities planning for the future? Learn about ASU’s Smart City Innovation Center, an initiative that focuses on building smarter communities in the Phoenix metropolitan area by using Amazon Web Services' Cloud to solve pressing community and regional challenges. Dr. Carol A. Poore interviews Jason Whittet who leads the initiative.

Past Programs

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Amanda Berry at Simpplr – the future of intranets to connect employees with company strategy.

Intranet innovation is connecting employees to their companies, and to each other. Amanda Berry, Corporate Brand & Communications Manager at Simpplr shares thought leadership about the future of INTRAnets and employee communication, onnecting employees with the company’s strategy and strategic future.

Strategic Crisis Communication featuring PR executive Abbie Fink

Dr. Carol A. Poore interviews PR guru Abbie Fink, Vice President and General Manager of HMA Public Relations and Co-Host of Copper State of Mind. Learn about strategic crisis management and key messaging in a noisy world of constant crisis. Learn how to prevent crisis from derailing your strategic branding and PR in times of change, big opportunity, and yes, crisis.

Author & Coach Darcy Eikenberg previews her new book and talks personal career strategic planning

Author, speakers and private executive career coach Darcy Eikenberg discusses personal career strategic planning and her new book, Red Cape Rescue: Save Your Career Without Leaving Your Job. She’s a certified executive private coach to leaders at organizations such as The Coca-Cola Company, Microsoft, State Farm, Deloitte Consulting and more.

3Vs of Effective Strategic Plan Communication: Vital, Visible, Visual

Dr. Carol Poore presents 3Vs essential to a vibrant strategic planning program. When strategic plans are Vital, Visible, and Visual, the plans are taken seriously by both internal and external audiences. Research shows that 90 percent of strategic plans are not implemented. These 3Vs will ensure effective strategic plan communication and support goal execution.

The Art of Personal ReInvention

Personal ReInvention is an exciting topic. We can choose to make small, or big changes to strategically shape our life and create the future we envision. Based on nearly two years of research, Dr. Carol Poore discusses six areas of potential personal ReInvention, along with trends to support each. This includes the opportunity to shape a personal purpose as the most important "Personal ReInvention investment strategy."

Agile, Interactive Strategic Planning in the Public Sector: Best practices from York Regional Police

Strategic planning in the public sector requires community input and an agile, interactive approach. Brenda Mulroy and Jennifer Gotlieb, strategic planning leaders at York Regional Police in Toronto, Canada, share their comprehensive, innovative community-based planning approach. For more about York Regional Police: https://www.yrp.ca/en/about.asp

Learn how India's IT sector responded to the pandemic. Strategic planning lessons based on research by Dr. Mythili Kolluru

Dr. Kolluru's current research examines work strategies adopted by leading IT companies in India post COVID-19 to ensure employees' safety without disrupting client deliverables. The research discusses the nuances and implications of COVID-19 work strategies. The qualitative analysis of interviews and data illustrates that some companies have adopted the Work-From-Anywhere strategy, and others have chosen the 25 by 25 strategy. The manifold implications of the new work-norm are that it has no negative impact on the companies' client deliverables and profitability.

Agile Strategy Execution and Real-Time Tracking featuring Alan Leeds

Strategy implementation expert and author Alan Leeds discusses how digital strategy tracking allows an organization to convert strategy into action. He shares how corporate strategy can be translated and tracked by objectives, initiatives, programs, projects, and people – linking actions and tasks to real-time metrics and scorecards. This discussion includes a case study with an online digital tracking demonstration.

Strategic hiring to support the strategic direction:

Hiring trends and opportunities post pandemic featuring Signa Oliver, JD, HR director for RI International, a global behavioral health and crisis intervention organization.

Strategic Planning with Franchise Companies featuring Robert Stidham, CEO of Summa Franchise Consulting

Summa Franchise Consulting is a global, award-winning franchise consultancy. Robert discusses the nuances in helping franchise owners align with and accelerate the strategic plan. Bonus interview below!

Mark LaScola, founder and CEO of On the Mark Collaborative Organization Design, on Strategic Planning, M&As, and Operating Plans

Mark shares how strategic plans drive organizational redesign, M&As, need for transformation, bigger capacity and culture change.

Interview with Ted Jackson, Co-Founder /Managing Partner of ClearPoint Strategy

Followed by Strategic Impact Friday live discussion about strategic plan tracking - and overcoming barriers/politics. Note: See full interview with Ted (Part 1 and Part 2) below.

PART 1: How organizations begin to track strategic plan goals: Dr. Carol Poore's interview with Ted Jackson, ClearPoint Strategy
PART 2: Tracking Trends: Dr. Carol Poore's interview with Ted Jackson, ClearPoint Strategy
Gaye Clemson's 6-Minute training video - Engaged Leadership Mindset
Gaye Clemson's slides featuring attentive leadership resources. Click here for the slides - with deepest appreciation for Gaye's work she shares here.