Category: Journal

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2017 ACA, IACP, ACVP Educational Conference

2017 ACA, IACP, ACVP Educational Conference

Reflecting back over the past several days of the Western Planning Conference and our theme of “Planning In The Wild West.” I have to chuckle: It is true that western states may have an atypical approach to more urbanized city planning, because the context of the environment is different (Butch Cassidy was incarcerated and held in Laramie!), but I found the shared experiences through similar planning challenges , combined with the spirit and veracity of the western planner themselves, to be the most illuminating aspect of Planning In The Wild West.

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Webinar — Premier of CRFuture: The Community Resilience Assessment Tool

Webinar — Premier of CRFuture: The Community Resilience Assessment Tool

This webinar has ended. View the recording here. Tue, Dec 1, 2015 Revolution Advisors has released a new Resilience Toolkit that enables communities to assess their resilience and associated strengths and opportunities. This pragmatic toolkit focuses on seven core attributes necessary to not only prepare communities for unexpected events but also to create opportunities to strengthen their communities […]

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The Art of Counter-Intuitive Strategy

At Revolution Advisors we often use the tagline “Making Revolutionary Change a Reality”. While there are many similar slogans out there as you look at the web sites of consulting firms, we believe that we deliver on that. That’s because over the past nearly 12 years that our partners have been working together, we have found time and again our ability to deliver innovative strategy and tactics that have helped organizations solve problems that they couldn’t previously solve or find opportunities that definitely fit in the “outside the box” category. In fact it is one of the reasons we chose the Knight Chess piece as the basis of our logo.

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Native Americans Have Big Impact on Colorado Economy

Native Americans Have Big Impact on Colorado Economy

For the most part, Native Americans and Alaskan Natives have not been seen as contributors to the economy and this study was the first important step to reverse that view. Now, Native American leaders and representatives have a starting point as they approach policy makers, business leaders and citizens with ideas for incorporating changes within their communities and the State.

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Planning In The Wild West, Western Planner Conference 2015

Planning In The Wild West, Western Planner Conference 2015

Reflecting back over the past several days of the Western Planning Conference and our theme of “Planning In The Wild West.” I have to chuckle: It is true that western states may have an atypical approach to more urbanized city planning, because the context of the environment is different (Butch Cassidy was incarcerated and held in Laramie!), but I found the shared experiences through similar planning challenges , combined with the spirit and veracity of the western planner themselves, to be the most illuminating aspect of Planning In The Wild West.

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How Practitioners Can Benefit from Engaged Scholarship

For over a decade now, each July a unique mix of practitioners and academics gather in Aspen, Colorado for a three-day think-tank conference focused improving the practice of engaged scholarship in the field of organizational communication. The first time I came to the Aspen Conference, I attended primarily as an academic researcher seeking to advance […]

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Resilience as a Critical Planning Foundation

These days resilience can mean anything from disaster planning and hazard mitigation to infrastructure development and economic development. But it would be a shame if resilience did go down this path, as it is one of the critical foundations that has the potential to transform the way we do planning and address some of the most pressing problems that planners continue to face.

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Performance Management – Keeping it simple

Performance Management as an employee engagement tool continues to be a challenge amongst HR professionals, regardless of the industry. It is often viewed as a “check the box” activity. Most employees dread the structure and the time it takes to complete the evaluations and even more so giving the feedback. We all have development opportunities…

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Failure to Launch: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Project Management

I am sure we have all been part of projects where what has been designed and what is actually needed by the client or end-user are not in alignment. In most cases this realization is made at the end or near the end of the project and there isn’t enough time and/or budget left to correct it. Project teams and managers are left trying to figure out what the disconnect was, when did it occur, and what they can do better next time to prevent it.

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