Example Agendas

Example One
Using Tools and Techniques to Surface Insights and Make Decisions

Day One - Four Key Techniques

 8:30
 9:00
 9:30
10:45
11:00
12:15
12:30
 1:15
 2:30
 3:00
 3:15
 4:30
 5:00
Introductions, expectations, ground rules
A review of the data that people have brought into the workshop (lists will be provided before the event)
Scenario Options Analysis (What are the likely scenarios for our industry and business)
Morning Tea
Market Future Analysis (What will happen in our key markets)
Discussion
Lunch
Lifecycle Analysis (Where our products and customers are on their lifecycle)
Discussion
Afternoon Tea
Portfolio Analysis (What is a cash cow, star, dog or unknown)
Discussion
Close

Day Two - The Second Four Key Techniques and Decision Making

 8:30
 8:45
10:15
10:30
10:45
12:00
12:30
 1:10
 2:30
 3:00
 3:15
 4:00
 5:00
Review the day before
SWOT Analysis (Identify internal strengths & weaknesses, and external opportunities and threats)
Discuss
Morning tea
Concentration of effort analysis (What represents the best way forward, and the biggest obstacles)
Discuss
Lunch
The Activity Hedgehog (What do we have to do to achieve our best possible future?)
Discuss
Afternoon tea
Movement Analysis (What changes in our business will signal that we are moving in the right direction?)
Identify key actions, targets, and outcomes (Who will do what by when?)
Close


Example Two
Using Mission, Vision, Values and Measures Development to Focus on the Future

Day One - Mission, Vision & Values

 8:30
 9:00
 9:50
10:10
10:30
11:00
11:55
12:35
 1:15
 1:20
 2:10
 2:40
 3:00
 3:20
 3:45
 5:00
Introductions
The vision statement - analysis of strategic imperatives, possibilities and stakeholder needs
The two key questions to focus thinking
Key word generation in small groups
Morning Tea (wordsmiths to work through the tea break)
The mission statement - analysis of purpose, expectations, uniqueness, market position
Key word generation in small groups
Lunch (wordsmiths to work through lunch break - but do let them eat something anyway)
Review the wordsmithed statements for the mission and vision
Generate lists of key behaviours
Identify the values that give rise to the behaviours
Consolidate the values
Afternoon Tea (wordsmiths to work through tea break)
Review all the statements together
Discuss implications and actions
Close

Day Two - Measures

 8:30
 8:45
 9:00
10:30
11:00
11:20
12:00
12:30
 1:10
 2:30
 2:45
 3:00
 3:15
 4:00
 5:00
Review the mission, vision & values
The role of measures in the process - an overview
Generate measures for the mission, vision, values
Morning tea
Allocate the measures to the processes, people, customers and finance categories
Add to the set of measures so that there is a reasonable representation in each category
Allocate the measures to the categories: level 1, level 2, level 3, level 4
Lunch
Attach targets to the measures
Discuss
Identify current and new measures
Afternoon tea
Discuss reporting implications
Discuss the actions that need to be put in place
Close