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Strategic Planning in Los Angeles

 

Chapter Events


We host regular educational and networking events. Join Us!

 

 

February 21

 

Neelima Firth

 Scenario Planning in Healthcare    

 

March 14

 

Jim McClain

 Strategy Demystified     

 

 April 18

 

 Non Profit Panel

 

Strategy for Non Profit Organizations

 

May 24-26

 

 

ASP Annual Conference


 

 

   

 

 

Upcoming Events 2017

 

Join the LA Chapter of the Association for Strategic Planning for evening events in Los Angeles. We cover topics such as competitive intelligence, scenario planning, strategic planning, cyber security, portfolio management and change management. Become a member and get discounts to our events, webinars and the annual conference in Toronto, Canada

 


  

February 21 2017

 

Scenario Planning and Healthcare

 

Neelima Firth

5:30 to 8 pm  in Downtown LA:  444 S Flower Street, Los Angeles

 

$25/$40

 

 

 

We live in interesting and changing times and in an environment of unpredictability. Scenario planning is a method for organizations to manage unpredictability in a logical and structured manner and succeed in an uncertain future.

 

 

Scenario planning enables organization to develop higher quality strategic plans and forecasts in less time. Neelima Firth, a biopharmaceutical executive with experience at Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, GSK and Alfred Mann Foundation will review what Scenario Planning is, a method of capturing different options for the future and use examples from healthcare industry.

 

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Location:

Haworth

444 S Flower Street

Suite 4800

Los Angeles CA 90071

 

How to get there

 

It is in the Citigroup Building on the corner of Flower Street and  5th street with easy access from Flower Street

 

Link to Map

 

Parking

Parking is available at the building, access to parking on Flower Street- expensive

Go down further to public parking at the library which is lower cost

 

Metro

Nearest metro is 7th Street Metro Center or Pershing Square, both on the Redline

 

 

 

 

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Coming in March

 

Speaker Jim McClain who will go through the steps of Strategy Demystified which he has described in more detail in his new book. Strategy Demystified

 

Strategy Demystified brings clarity to strategy management. Determining the firm’s current position is the first step. Then, figuring out where the leader wants to take the business, based on current and future capabilities and external environmental factors, is the next. Finally, the CEO must prepare the business to implement or execute the plan including having a supportive culture. This last point is overlooked by most organizational leaders; however, it is the prime reason why 70% of change initiatives fail. 


What you Missed in January

 

 

Myer Sankary

 

 

Myer Sankary gave an excellent presentation on the topic of Persuasion and Bias at ASP meeting on Tuesday 17th Jan in downtown LA

There is increasing interest in this area of social science currently due to the recently published book by best-selling author Michael Lewis on the work of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky.

Mr. Sankary, a Harvard trained lawyer and certified trainer of the principles of persuasion studied under Dr Robert Cialdini who identified and codified the ‘Six Principles of Persuasion’

They are;

  • ·         Reciprocity – Give what you would want to receive.
  • ·         Liking – People say yes to people they like
  • ·         Consensus – Show that many others agree with you
  • ·         Authority – People say yes to those who are credible experts
  • ·         Commitment – We act consistently with our commitments
  • ·         Scarcity – We want more of what there is less of ‘Loss Framing’

In his presentation, Myer Sankary pointed out that these principles are particularly applicable in conflict resolution negotiations and in the areas of Advertising, Marketing and Political Campaigns. For those of us in strategic planning, it is about getting buy in to the concepts and the process. Mr Sankary also gave examples where the principles of persuasion can be used unethically and it is incumbent on those who become well versed in these techniques to always be ethical in their use.

We hope that Myer Sankary can come back later in the year to repeat his presentation on this important and topical subject.




Meetings we held in 2016

 

Competitive Intelligence: Saves Money or Makes Money......Every Time by Seena Sharp

Think this is hype? Spend just one hour to discover how to develop the best strategy – the first time – that is far more likely to deliver expected results. The bonus is finding new opportunities and immediate competitive advantage.

It's not enough to have information; it must be the "right" information. And it's rarely available from the Internet or software.

Most companies include and value financial due diligence for developing strategy, minimizing risk, and making growth decisions. Yet, they don't have comparable market due diligence (also referred to as market or competitive intelligence. Successful organizations know the importance of understanding their market and keeping up to date with trends. For those of us involved in strategic planning and strategy in Los Angeles, we know getting competitive intelligence helps us build successful strategies.

Data is not intelligence; technology is not intelligence. They may be the first steps, just as raw ingredients are to a finished recipe.

Strategic Competitive Intelligence reveals emerging and substitute competitors, unknown customers (who don't fit the target profile), market drivers, alternative uses, external forces that are impacting the industry, the changing competitive landscape, distributors’ likelihood of switching suppliers, market assessments, and more. 

When the company’s decision doesn't deliver expected results, they usually blame the economy, technology, low prices, bad substitutes, or the customer’s failure to understanding their fabulous product/service.  And then they go back to building strategy in the same way—relying on internal data, industry experience, and old- fashioned wits to roll out another product based on their perceived competitive advantage.

  

 


 

Wild Cards- Keys to Certain Business Success in an Uncertain Future



Optimism is no substitute for planning!

Understand the important predictable and unpredictable events that effect you and your organization



Learn how to forecast – and tame – the Wild Cards that could make or break the future of your business in the blink of an eye

   

Wild Cards are the single biggest determinant of the future success or failure of your business.  If you don’t know what they are, how to forecast and prepare for them, or how to leverage them, your business is destined to be nothing but a memory in just a few years.  Attend the November meeting of ASP LA to learn a step-by-step process for forecasting and taming the Wild Cards that lurk in the future of your business.  You’ll be eligible to win a free copy of Jim’s book, Blueprint for Certain Success:  How to Design a Thriving Future for Your Business.

 

 

 

 


 

Technology Trends Impacting Business

 

Summary: Technology is touching more aspects of businesses and has an ever growing impact on business strategy.  In this panel discussion, we will look at major technology trends and their implications for business strategy both in terms of innovation and value creation as well as technology service delivery within organizations. Some of the technology trends we will discuss are:

 

 

1) Value Creation

  • Continuous Integration- Innovation/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
  • Software Defined Everything
  • Big Data and Data Management
  • Data Science / Machine Learning / Business Intelligence / Analytics
  • New Digital Business Models (i.e., Amazon, Netflix, Uber, Airbnb)
  • Customer/Partner/Employee Access/Enablement/Collaboration/Support

2) Delivery

  • Web Content and App Stores, Business Workflows
  • Interoperability: The problem of pre-web islands of process, data, platform and hardware being locked-in
  • Real-time Analytics, Energy and Data Growth Trends, Machine Learning
  • With outsourcing and attempts to externalise costs - what are risks for your information, IP, compliance, security and supply chain
  • Legal issues, penalties for data breach of customer data,
  • Implications to talent sourcing
  • Emerging Platforms including Big (Car) and small IoT (Data Center) [time permitting]

 

The Panel 

Tony Karrer, Founder and CEO TechEmpower, Consulting CTO

 

Diane Waters, Partner Hitchcock Waters and SVP TTG Consulting

 

 

Andrew Robinson

President FTS

 

 

Winning leadership strategies for non profit organizations


We had a great gathering of Non Profit leaders from LA including:

Ron Burkhardt, Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank 

Ellen Pais, President & CEO Los Angeles Education Partnership

Stephen Kennedy,  Senior VP/CFO,  Los Angeles Mission

Susan Galeas, President & CEO, Alzheimer's Association, California Southland Chapter

 

 

We were able to share strategic initiatives, the importance of alignment across national and local chapters and the outreach into the Los Angeles Community.  We were in a wonderful location downtown at Interoffice Solutions so thank you to Alison and the team.


 


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