We set out to identify easy wins that matched our skills and capabilities and to address opportunities to Educate the public, Act to improve society and address the Legislature directly. We left with a plan to Educate the public on inflation, an intention for direct Action against snow and a campaign plan to improve our Legislature and legislation in 2012. All boxes ticked there.
I was also pleased to notice that Tim’s management consultant style SMART framework was not only respected but ultimately admired on it’s obvious merits. Libertarians are sometimes described as immature, irresponsible or simply nuts, but this was not on show yesterday. We each brought the best of our professional expertise and demonstrated the maturity to take abstract political issues and boil them down to policy and actions that were Specific and Measurable, the responsibility to adjust our plans and targets until they were Achievable and Realistic, but we did not go nuts and instead of over-committing and set ourselves a schedule that was Timebound and which respected our resources. This was a structured approach that we executed well and which we now know is repeatable. I look forward to repeating it in 2012.
Before going into detail on the ideas I will consult with the group individually and ensure each plan is properly resourced and IT put in place to support them, starting with a mailing list and sign up process over the next few days. In the meantime, we are looking for some help, including:
- assistance from economics experts, be they students or professionals with a passion for campaigning on inflation and a willingness to appear on camera or
- prepare statistical presentations in powerpoint form.
- a loan of a video camera
- people willing to write letters to editors and to MPs
- user experience experts to help with website design
For now, if you are interested in helping out, please get in touch.