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Pattern Research Free Webinar: Why Your Library Needs a New, Short-Term Strategic Plan

June 24, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


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Free Webinar: Why Your Library Needs a New, Short-Term Strategic Plan

Join Pattern Research for a webinar on Jun 24, 2020 at 12:00 PM MDT.

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The city is bankrupt. The town and surrounding farmlands are destroyed by a flood. The community turns down a property tax, which decimates public services. A tornado takes out Main Street and the library building with it. The biggest employer in town closes down. 

Libraries and allied institutions can weather economic and natural disasters. Sometimes the damage is permanent, but people adapt and rebuild.

The COVID-19 virus is a different challenge.

1. It’s shared across the globe.
2. It’s about how we feel, think, and behave; change is internal, not just external.
3. The end date isn’t clear, and the stress can be as deadly as the disease. 

How can libraries survive and continue to support their communities and institutions? You might choose to create and implement a new strategic plan, one that engages the world with fresh assumptions, focuses on immediate goals and priorities, dramatically reduce services, and innovates in different directions, even if the latest plan is three months old.


- Create a one-month strategic plan.
- And, then, another one. And another.
- Identify principles that might be self-limiting belief systems.
- Engage stakeholders individually in conversations about how their world is changing and what they want to have happen instead.


- Why You Might Need To Start From Scratch
- What Will You Have To Give Up
- The Agile Strategic Plan: Quick, Cheap, And Decent
- The Bistro Model: A Tastier Menu
- The One-Month Model: Even Faster, Cheaper, Smaller:, Shorter, Then Test And Adjust
- Finding Other Partners: You’ll Need a Bigger Lifeboat

Pat Wagner has been a consultant and trainer since 1978. She likes the entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving: When stuck between a rock and a hard place, build a ski resort!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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