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Becoming a Measurement Guide Training, February 2005

Tags: Becoming a Measurement Guide, Measurement, Strategic Planning, Training, You Get What You Measure

Client Name: University of Idaho, Environmental Partnerships Inc.

Client Type: Education/Research Institution, For-profit

Year: 2005

Location: Vermont

Members of the February 2005 Becoming a Measurement Guide class included Lorie Higgins, University of Idaho and Susan Youmans, Executive Director, Environmental Partnerships, Inc., Massachusetts. Since 2002, Yellow Wood has been offering professionals with facilitation skills the opportunity to become Measurement Guides and learn how to deliver You Get What You Measure®, a values-based, participatory approach to strategic planning that uses systems thinking.

“As a facilitator, I have done a lot of strategic planning with groups. I wish I could go back and redo every plan with You Get What You Measure®.” - Lorie Higgins, University of Idaho, Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

“You Get What You Measure® actually does what other planning processes just say they do. This helps you get why you couldn't follow glossy planning processes, reveals their arbitrary nature, and shows you instead exactly what is needed to get concretely from A to B.” - Susan Youmans, Executive Director, Environmental Partnerships, Inc.