Last week I had the privilege of working with one of my favorite clients again — Larimer County Government in Fort Collins, Colorado. This event was a Leadership Summit where Colorado public officials and business leaders from the community were invited to gather for a strategic planning session.

The purpose of this unique forum was to understand the present condition of Larimer County as a community and organization and provide input that identifies where Larimer County should be in five years. Outcomes hoped to include the identification of initiatives and concerns.

So you may be asking what my role was in this whole day. I was the keynote speaker during the lunch hour. My purpose was:

  1. To share some of my learning, experience and expertise in order to enhance the idea generation process which would happen in the afternoon sessions.
  2. To facilitate some activities and instruction that would remove or at least limit creativity & brainstorming barriers.

I think we accomplished both! It was great to reconnect with familiar faces and meet some new friends. For previous workshops at Larimer County see the July 2008 and the April 2009 postings.