Workshop: Utilizing liberating structures to create inclusive strategic plans

October 9, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Strategic planning means being intentional about achieving outcomes to advance the mission of a key project or program.

In this workshop, you will be shown how to have all voices heard as you build a strategic plan for your research team, division, quality improvement initiative, etc. Conventional planning structures can be too inhibiting (e.g. presentations, status reports, and managed discussions) or too disorganized (e.g. open discussions and brainstorms) to creatively engage people in shaping their own future. They frequently generate feelings of frustration and/or exclusion within the group and fail to provide space for good ideas to emerge.

Participants will walk away with practical tools for planning a strategic planning meeting or retreat.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 10

Time: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Location: Held Online – Link will be sent in registration confirmation email

Register online

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development but is open to all Michigan Medicine faculty and staff. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at