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Vermont Environmental Consortium Strategic Planning Sessions

Tags: Strategic Planning, You Get What You Measure

Client Name: Vermont Environmental Consortium

Client Type: Non-profit

Year: 2004

Location: Vermont

Yellow Wood facilitated the Vermont Environmental Consortium's strategic planning process using our trademarked You Get What You Measure® approach. Over the course of two workshops, Yellow Wood assisted the board with planning to better define the organization’s mission, identity, membership constituency, goals, and priority activities.

Thanks again for all your work in facilitating our strategic planning process.  I am really excited about the potential for VEC to make a real difference.

- Ron Miller, VEC Chairman of the Board

I am writing to commend Yellow Wood Associates - and you personally - for your assistance with Vermont Environmental Consortium's recent strategic planning process.  I was pleased that "You Get What You Measure®" was easily explained to participants, and that its very nature - interesting and fun - stimulated my board to think creatively and positively.  I can only describe YGWYM as a technology that takes in a jumbl of inchoate and often contradictory ideas about mission, vision, values, policies, priorities, goals, objectives, measures, etc., processes them, and turns them out as coherent, explicit planning prodcuts.  In sum: terrific! I commend your work highly, and I will be happy to offer my recommendation to other organizations considering Yellow Wood for planning consultation and facilitation.

- Daniel Hecht, VEC Executive Director