Wednesday, May 25, 2011

ARL Balanced Scorecard Webcast Recording Now Available

ARL YouTube channel
The Association of Research Libraries has released a free recording on the ARL YouTube Channel of the ARL Balanced Scorecard Webcast, held on February 14, 2011. The webcast (slides available for download) featured three ARL libraries—Johns Hopkins University, McMaster University, and the University of Washington—that have engaged the Balanced Scorecard framework, created by Harvard business professors Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton, in their strategy development through an ARL collaborative community based project.

Ascendant Strategy Management, a consulting firm specializing in the application of the Balanced Scorecard framework in mission-driven non-profit organizations, presented the Balanced Scorecard theory with in-depth insights from organizations they have worked with in the not-for-profit sector. Ascendant is the consulting firm working with ARL to bring the effective implementation of strategy development with the Balanced Scorecard to libraries.

The webcast provides both leadership and organizational development perspectives from Johns Hopkins, McMaster, and Washington and includes Q&A throughout. The presenters include:

Martha Kyrillidou, Association of Research Libraries
Ted Jackson, Ascendant Strategy Management
Winston Tabb and Liz Mengel, Johns Hopkins University
Betsy Wilson and Steve Hiller, University of Washington
Vivian Lewis, McMaster University
The webcast is useful both for those interested in learning more about the Balanced Scorecard and for those who are interested in engaging with ARL and Ascendant in 2011 to develop their strategy using a well-established and proven perspective. A call for participation for a new cohort of libraries for a collaborative community based project will be announced soon.

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