Strategic Doing


This one-day program guides communities through exploring community economic development opportunities they have and taking them through a planning process that leads to a goal-oriented plan

Strategic Doing is a community focused method of helping communities capitalize on their community’s resources, use them in a way that may be unfamiliar to them and leave the session with a plan for making changes to the status quo. Communities that are interested in making change in their backyard should consider this resource.  The beauty of this methodology is that it can be used on almost any topic/situation and produce results for change.

How Strategic Doing works

Richard Proffer, a community economic development field specialist with University of Missouri Extension, and the community’s key stakeholders customize the Strategic Doing experience. This customization is done by meeting with community leaders to discuss needs, wants, desires and issues. With that understanding as the frame work, Richard then leads the one-day community meeting in a research-based discussion on the community assets and wants while helping the group realize they can do something to create change.

At the end of the day, the attendees will have chosen their target projects/opportunities and develop a plan based on the research provided. This plan is based on the SMART planning method.

Missouri communites we’ve worked in

  • Hickory County
  • Risco
  • Morehouse

How to get started

Contact Richard Proffer to schedule a time to talk. You can also click “Schedule This Event” to complete the information request form.

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