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Question-Based Planning

The current recession is forcing many companies and organizations to reconsider old, inefficient, and costly business planning processes. Derrick Van Mell will introduce Question-Based Planning (QBP), a plain-English approach that upends traditional "strategic" planning. QBP starts with asking good questions in a systematic way and makes planning effective, positive, and affordable. After five meetings in five weeks, it ends with a succinct one-page plan. Derrick developed QBP to provide an effective and easy way for leaders to bring focus and clarity to their organizations. QBP allows businesses and organizations to move quickly and to focus limited resources where they get the fastest return. Derrick is the Principal of Van Mell Associates, planners for business and buildings. He writes a column for the Capital Region Business Journal and has also authored two books, Questions-Based Planning and Buildings Matter. Derrick lectures here and abroad and has a B.A. in economics from Tufts University, an MBA from Loyola University, and an M.A. from Northwestern University. Information on Derrick’s book


Question-Based Planning
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The Monona Terrace
One John Nolen Drive
Free to the Madison area business community. Sponsored by First Business Bank.
An event reminder and parking pass will be e-mailed to registrants the week of the seminar.
Registration Deadline
March 25, 2009

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