Strategic planning for school libraries – wicked problems

Following on from SLANZA Conference 2011, here is the second of three summaries intended to provide prompts for those who attended my workshops on self advocacy and strategic planning for libraries.

This slideshare provides the context for understanding why school libraries should be strategically planning for the future, and summarizes the nature of wicked problems.  If you are planning to work with a diverse group of people on any project, and you would like to achieve real outcomes, I recommend that you spend some time researching wicked problems.  Read Jeff Conklin’s book, and gather the tools you will need to establish real shared understanding and a genuine commonality of vision – your projects will be much more successful, and your facilitation skills will improve exponentially.

Here is the slideshare

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