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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:

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The Four Ws of Strategic Planning
The Four W’s of Strategic Planning

Before you begin a strategic planning process there are some important things to know— What, Why, When and Who. Read this helpful presentation to learn more about what strategic planning is, why conducting a strategic plan can be important, when to conduct a strategic plan, who is involved and what do they do.

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Keeping Up With Change
Keeping Up With Change: Strategic Planning for Cultural Institutions

Originally given at AAM 2017, the presentation draws on key insights from the new Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations to assist these institutions in preparing for, and carrying out, change.

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Bay Area
Planning Culturally Can Unlock Growth in the Bay Area

How can culture lead regeneration in urban development projects?  In this panel introduction at the 2016 Bay Area Economic Summit in Hamilton, Ontario, Gail Lord highlights success stories of urban renewal projects, and cultural potential within industrial landscapes.

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Attracting Millenials
Attracting Millenials

A profile on millennials and strategies for museums for reaching out to this rapidly growing demographic. Research presented to the Council of American Jewish Museums.

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UCLG Cultural Summit, Bilbao, March 18-20 - Cities, Museums, and Soft Power

Gail Lord speaks about the pivotal role museums play in activating the soft power of their respective communities. Presented at the 2015 UCLG Cultural Summit in Bilbao, Spain.

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Listen and "They" Will Build: Incorporating Public Engagement into Cultural Building Projects

Great cultural projects, from new museums to strategic plans, are driven by the communities they serve.  Joy Bailey-Bryant explains the keys to a successful public engagement process for cultural projects.  Presented at the Center for Architecture, AIANY

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Marketing and Branding at the Core of Strategic Change

Javier Jimenez highlights the changing values of museums and the ways in which marketing and branding can be facilitators for strategic transformation. Presented at ICOM 2016 in Milano.

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Operating During Construction
Operating During Construction

Just because you're under construction, doesn't mean you have to be closed for business. Amy Kaufman, former Managing Director of Lord Cultural Resources, US, highlights opportunities and considerations for museums continue operating during construction.

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Panel on Interpretive Planning and Visitor Experience

Great exhibits take creative effort and thoughtful planning. Maria Piacente and Katherine Molineux, alongside Judy Koke (Chief Public Programming and Learning, Art Gallery of Ontario) and Courtney Murfin (Interpretive Planning at the Royal Ontario Museum), share their best practices on interpretive planning and visitor advocacy for museums.

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