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Building Strategic Capacity in an Age of Disruption

One Day Community Capacity Building Conference

May 11, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CCSU ITBD Downtown Campus
185 Main Street
New Britain, CT06051
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Building Strategic Capacity In An Age of Disruption

A One Day Community Capacity Building Conference:

Supporting CT’s Innovation Places and the Working Cities Challenge

May 11th, 2017

Explore methods in how:

  • Apple, Whole Foods, Airbnb, Tesla, Netflix and Uber have changed the way consumers interface with their products.
  • Communities world-wide are investing in innovation and building their reputations on their entrepreneurship capability
  • CT Innovations is helping to transform CT’s perspective on Innovation Places    
  • US Federal Reserve Bank of Boston: Working Cities Challenge can transform your community

 Through one day’s facilitated learning with expert implementers you will discover:

  • Decoding disruption – what does it mean, and why is it critical to understand
  • Disruption Readiness – the five thresholds that measure your organization’s disruption readiness
  • Leveraging disruption with Strategy in Action (SiA) - the strategic process that provides the thinking, agility and framework for success.

 Who should attend this this session?

  • Members of your organizational Strategic Planning Team – Private Sector, Public Sector, Non-Profits, Community Based and Faith Based organizations
  • Community members, partners & collaborators in Innovation Places
  • Municipal leadership engaged in the Working Cities Challenge           

 How will participants explore these topics?  

  • Through platform instruction
  • Team activities in specific topographical areas


About the Instructor – Larry Quick:

Larry is a strategist with significant experience in both the corporate and civic sectors in the USA and Australia and is the co-author of 3 books related to Disruption. He is the founder of Resilient Futures and the original developer of the Strategy in Action (SiA) framework. His work is the result of over 20 years of research and focus on resilience within disruptive environments. Larry has designed, led and facilitated countless strategic programs drawing on his experience in corporate strategy, innovation, economic development, technology strategy, sustainability, resilience and urban planning.

Larry Quick will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2017 CT Department of Labor’s 24th CT Learns and Works Conference on May 12, 2017.




  • Date: May 11, 2017
  • Time: 8:30 am — 4:30 pm
  • Location: CCSU ITBD Downtown Campus - 185 Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051 (Parking wll be validated for the city garage.)
  • Cost: $75 ($60/3+)
  • Refreshments:  Continental Breakfast – Lite Lunch – Afternoon Snack

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