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Whether your challenges involve day-to-day operations, or ambitious, transformative goals, we have tools to help you. From infographics and tip sheets to in-depth multimedia resources, these tools can:

Explore our tools by topic or by type to find what you need. Something specific you have in mind that is not here? Let us know by sending us an email at info@lord.ca.

Strategic Planning Workbook
Strategic Planning Workbook

Action planning can be the most difficult part of the strategic planning process. That’s why we have designed the Strategic Planning Workbook to give you and your staff a guide to helping ensure your goals become reality. Download this excel template and put your plans into action!

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Three Phases for Strategic Planning
3 Phases for Strategic Planning

Defining a plan for the optimal future of your organization is not an easy task. Start by understanding the three phases of strategic planning in order to manage your strategic planning process effectively.

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Community Engagement Methods
Community Engagement Methods

Consistent community engagement at different stages and times in a museum’s operations is essential to success. Many museums and cultural organizations recognize the need for community engagement during major changes such a new building or a new strategic plan, but how do you plan to engage consistently throughout your museum operations? Read this tool to help you strategize, implement and practice a myriad of methods to engage your community.

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Strategic Planning Readiness Checklist
Strategic Planning Readiness Checklist

You may know you need a strategic plan  but are you ready? Use our readiness checklist to decide if your organization is ready to start a strategic plan.

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Do you need a strategic plan?
Do you need a strategic plan?

There are a variety of reasons it might be time for you to update, or create your first strategic plan. If you say yes to one or more of these questions, you may need a strategic plan!

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Soft Power 30
The 2018 Soft Power 30 is out

The 2018 Soft Power 30 is out, and it is the fourth year of the comprehensive ranking of the top 30 countries in the world. Gail Lord, President of Lord Cultural Resources reflects on the report and tells you what it means for your museum or cultural organization.

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Hiring Diverse Museum Staff
Hiring Diverse Museum Staff

Learn about how to implement change in your museum and identify a pipeline of diverse employees.

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7 Ways to Transform Museum Learning

How can you turn your museum into a 21st century learning institution? Start here by learning 7 ways to create successful learning experiences that attract and intrigue diverse audiences. Based on our publication The Manual of Museum Learning, 2nd ed. Edited by Brad King and Barry Lord.

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32 Ways to Activate Your Soft Power
32 Ways to Activate Your Soft Power

How can your institution tap into its soft power potential? This infograph condenses the 32 ways you can activate your soft power, as described in "Cities, Museums, and Soft Power" by Gail Lord and Ngaire Blankenberg.

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