Could strategic plan implementation be awesome? #butI'mserious

I’ve been a geek about organizational health, development and management since I was a teenager. My dad worked for Kodak when it was the Google of the era and had a big impact on my appetite for understanding how groups of individual actors can come together to create big change. What’s always been fascinating to me is that non-profits are using corporate management strategies that are outdated. Innovations in corporate management and advancements in community organizing philosophies haven’t been incorporated at the right pace, and as such - social improvements aren’t moving as quickly as they could be or should be.

My specific curiosity currently is how The Trust for Public Land - where I serve as the Chief of Staff - can become fully realized as an equity driven design forward community. Because that’s what it means to be an “effective 21st century non-profit.”

I’m doing a lot of self-guided study - but eager to find communities of practice, muses, mentors and friends to join me on this journey. To start - here’s what I’m digesting and integrating into my thinking this weekend.

Organizational learning is a social act

Octalysis Framework — Making Everything More Playable

Three Lessons From Adrienne Maree Brown's 'Emergent Strategy'

Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

Connecting Strategy, Evaluation, and Learning in Your Organization

Experimentation is The New Planning

How Emergent Strategy Works (and how you can apply it)

Emergent Strategy: Interaction Institute for Social Change

The Big Lie of Strategic Planning

Emergent Learning: A Framework for Whole System Strategy, Learning, and Adaptation

Eyes Wide Open: Learning as Strategy Under Conditions of Complexity and Uncertainty

Design Sprint Facilitation Guide

The Game of Life: Designing a Gamification System to Increase Current Volunteer Participation and Retention in Volunteer-based Nonprofit Organizations