Thinking Like A Film Director is an engaging and innovative staff, board and stakeholder development program which invites participants to work together to create and execute a shared vision that matters.
We all love the movies. Whether you prefer comedies, dramas, action or adventure, when you watch a movie, you are are watching the tangible result of a creative process called filmmaking, and that finished, shareable, tangible result, is led by the vision, creativity and passion of the film’s director.
Thinking Like A Film Director is a strategic planning facilitation that invites a film director’s tools and process into personal and professional project and goal development. It enables participants to explore and develop a vision, brainstorm ideas, clearly imagine a finished result, and then apply the filmmaking process to bring upon its creation.
Through pitching, storyboards, screenplays and other filmmaking tools and metaphors, participants articulate what a desired outcome and experience looks like, and then from the perspective of different points of view, create an ideal shared vision document called the “Script”.
This shared Script is then “broken down” into categories, where questions are asked, details are examined, and obstacles are identified and explored.
At the end of the facilitation process, the organization has explored new ideas and innovation, clarified a target vision, and outlined an executable plan for its realization.
It’s a fresh approach that breathes life and creativity into any organizations’ strategic planning process and an opportunity to bring people together to create and execute a vision that matters.
“Taking the ‘Thinking Like a Film Director’ workshop was a brilliant way to step back and rethink my business goals and the pathway to achieving them.”
“The process of visualization was a fun and innovative twist on standard business planning.”
“I left the workshop with a clear understanding of where I wanted to position my business and a concise way to explain it to new acquaintances.”
“I found I was able to use my findings from the process almost immediately.”