NAWB is here! Come scrum. No helmet required.

stickiesIf you know SPR, then you know we’re always on the hunt for ideas, tools, and methods for working better, smarter, faster, and toward greater impact – especially in our work supporting multi-stakeholder collaboratives pursuing shared goals.

We often employ simulation in such work – designing fast-paced, highly-engaging activities that help diverse groups strategize, problem-solve, or just brainstorm.

A recent HUD-supported initiative took such collaboration to a whole new level: teams of regional partners representing economic development, transportation, planning, housing, environmental quality, human services, and workforce development sectors were developing sustainability plans but struggled to connect these to existing community-wide goals – especially those related to training and jobs.

Enter a loooooong drive along the Oregon coast and a dozen or so innovation-focused podcasts. That’s how we found scrum.

Find out what happened next by joining us for a Quickshop at the 2015 NAWB Annual Forum. We’ll share what we did and what we learned (hint: we’re smiling).

See you Monday, March 30 at 11:00am for our Board Quickshop on innovation and scrum!

(Final Program Guide will contain location information.)