Center for Quality of Life

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Center for Quality of Life, QL Consulting, Burt Woolf
Past Quality-of-Life Project Assignments
In Chronological Order

Assignments since 1993
Burt Woolf as Principal of QL Consulting or Center for Quality of Life

Mohonk Preserve, Inc.; (New Paltz, NY) 2013-2014

Strategic plan to transform the organization's culture and develop new business models

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Auxiliary Enterprises Division; 2013

Administrative Quality Assessment Self-Study Process

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Auxiliary Enterprises Division; 2012-2013

Leadership Transformation and Development Process for 43+ Senior Managers

Glynwood Center, Inc. (Cold Spring, NY); 2011-2012

- Interim CEO (2012)

- Organizational and management support during chief executive transition (2012)

- Facilitation of Organizational Strategic plan (2011)

Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Commission (Regional, NY); 2009/2010

- Facilitation of a “Listening Workshops" Series to identify priority regional issues

- “Mechanisms for Action” Task Force Planning Session (day-long retreat)

Lakes-to-Locks Passage (Regional, NY); 2011

Facilitation of Board Retreat (day-long)

University of Massachusetts Amherst, College of Computer Science (International); 2009

Facilitation in US and UK of 30-year visioning sessions RE: computers and education

Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (NY); 2007

Facilitation of constituent input sessions in connection with planning for a new downtown convention center.

Town of Bethlehem, NY; 2006

Facilitation of stakeholder input for a proposed sustainable hamlet design project

New York Planning Federation; 2005

Facilitation of statewide Board meeting

State of New York Secretary of State and New York Planning Federation; 2004

Facilitation of statewide "Smart Growth Communities Revitalization Think Tank"

City of Chattanooga Tennessee; 2003-2004

Strategic Planning Process for a Regional Outdoor Recreation Initiative

National Park Service & Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission; 2003

Moderator and Lead Facilitator for Regional Convocation (250 community representatives)

Lake Champlain Region (Bi-state ? NY/VT); 1998-2003.

Lake Champlain Bikeways: Facilitation of Futures Retreat

Lake Champlain Byways: Economic Study and Tourism Marketing Plan

Lakes-to-Locks Passage: Facilitation of Community Heritage Organizations

Lakes-to-Locks Passage: Facilitation of Slate Industry Leaders

Lake Champlain Byways: Facilitation of Organizational Merger

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (NY Regional); 2000.

Strategic Organizational Planning Retreat

Alliance for Community Traffic Safety ? Oregon (State-wide); 2000.

Child Safety Seat Resource Center Strategic Plan

The Development Corporation (Clinton County, NY); 2000.

Quality-of-Life Planning Process for the Region?s Community Leaders

Akron, Ohio (Summit County) Area Cultural Planning; 1999-2000.

For the Akron Cultural District Leadership Committee (Ohio):
Public Process For A Proposed Downtown Cultural District

For the Akron?Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau (Ohio):
Summit CARES District Board Development and Orientation

For the Akron Area Arts Alliance (Ohio):
Strategy Planning for a Community Quality-of-Life Fund

Community-Building Process for Summit County Quality-of-Life Providers

Hudson River Valley Organizations (New York); 1994-2000.

Guidelines Development for a Regional Land Use Compact

Planning Retreat for a Newly Formed Sub-regional Economic Partnership

Regional [Heritage] Tourism Development Strategy

Community [Heritage] Tourism Development Model

Facilitation of Bi-Monthly Meetings of the Region?s Tourism Development Council

Planning Support for the Region?s Historic Sites Alliance

Implementation Strategy for Regional Tourism Marketing

Linkage Strategy for American Revolutionary War Sites in the Hudson Highlands

National Heritage Area Management Plan

Historic River Towns of Westchester County Heritage Marketing Plan

Institute of Marine Sciences(Biloxi, MS). 1999.

Aquarium Development Study

National Main Street Centre (Boston Office); 1999.

Organizational Diagnosis: Hyde/Jackson Sq. Main Street Project (Jamaica Plain, MA)

Oxford-Lafayette County (MS) Economic Development Foundation; 1999

Organizational Diagnosis

Providence Rhode Island Studies; 1997-1999.

For a coalition comprised of: City of Providence Department of Planning and Development; Providence Foundation; Providence-Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau; and Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce:
Tourism Destination Strategy for Providence, Rhode Island
Management Consulting to the CVB

Washington County Tourism Association (New York State); 1999

Community and Tourism Development Strategy for the Whitehall Area

Westchester County (NY); 1999.

County Tourism Development Strategy
Facilitation of Planning Sessions for a ?New Era? Economic Development Master Plan

Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (Oxford, MS) 1999.

Community Cultural Plan

Baton Rouge Convention and Visitors Commission (Louisiana) 1997-1998.

Plantation Country Regional Heritage Tourism Strategy

Columbia County, New York; 1997.

Tourism Development Strategy

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce (New York); 1997.

Organizational Planning Process - Board Retreat

The Conservation Fund (Arlington, VA); 1997.

Facilitation of Three-Day NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Environmental Education Retreat

GORGETRUST (Regional; Oregon; Columbia River Gorge); 1997.

Revision of the Organization?s Strategic Business Plan

Pacific Asia Travel Association (Global Region); 1997.

Three-Year Work Plan (Executive Staff Retreat)

Cities of Jackson, Natchez and Vicksburg, Mississippi (Regional); 1996.

Exploratory Study to Create a Regional Cultural and Heritage Development District

Greater Buffalo Convention & Visitors Bureau (New York); 1996.

Regional Heritage Tourism Development Plan
Attraction Feasibility Study (Darwin Martin House Restoration)

MetroJackson Chamber of Commerce (Mississippi); 1994-1996.

Organizational Planning Retreat and Community Strategic Planning Process
Strategic Leadership Plan for a metro-wide Youth Mentoring Program

Alabama Economic Development Partnership and
Alabama Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus; 1995

Statewide Study on Tourism Potential

City of New Rochelle, New York; 1994.

Vision Plan for the City?s Comprehensive Master Plan

Thames Maritime Heritage Park (New London/Groton, Connecticut); 1993

Implementation Plan

Earlier Quality-of-Life Projects: 1988-1993
(Burt Woolf as Senior Consultant with Economics Research Associates)

Art Teachers; Berrien County Intermediate School District (Michigan)

Advocacy Planning Session

ArtsAlliance of Jackson and Hinds County (Jackson, MS)

Organizational Strategic Plan

Association of Youth Museums (National)

Policy and Strategic Plan

Blossomland Arts and Cultural Council (Southwestern Michigan)

Organizational Planning Workshop

Bucks County Economic Adjustment Committee (Pennsylvania)

Visioning Retreat for Base Closure Committee

City of Greensboro, North Carolina

Cultural Development and Diversity Study

Chesterfield County Committee On the Future (Richmond area, VA)

Vision 2020 Planning Process

Connecticut State Parks and Recreation (State-wide)

State Heritage Park System Master Plan

Cornerstone Alliance (Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, Michigan)

VISION '93: Quality of Life Planning Process
Five Year Organizational Strategic Plan and Fundraising/Marketing Campaign
Convention & Visitor Bureau Market Study

DuPage Symphonic Park Committee (Metro Chicago)

Feasibility Study for a Proposed Outdoor Symphonic Park

Horizons Waterfront Commission (Buffalo, New York).

Horizons (Lake Erie) Waterfront Master Plan

Kansas Department of Commerce (Statewide)

Travel and Tourism Marketing and Development Plan

McAllen, Texas Chamber of Commerce

Tourism Development Presentation

Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission (New Jersey)

Use Plan for East Jersey Olde Towne;
Program Needs Study for the New Jersey Folklife Project

Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce (Alabama)

Tourism Development Plan for the Convention & Visitors Division

National Park Service

Facilitator for 1991 "Partnership Parks and Preservation" Conference

New York State Department of Economic Development

Southern Tier (New York State) Economic Adjustment Strategy

New York State Urban Cultural Parks Program (State-wide)

Scoping Session for State-wide System Management Plan

Pittsburgh?s Downtown Cultural District (Pennsylvania)

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (Pittsburgh Cultural District Implementation Plan)
Pittsburgh Filmmakers (Analysis of Alternative New Facilities)
Pittsburgh Public Theater (Relocation and Market Demand Study)

Portland School of Art (Maine)

Organizational Needs Assessment

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (State-wide)

Feasibility Study for Multi-function Arts Facilities

Town of Bethlehem, New York

Community Center Planning Study

United States Travel and Tourism Administration (National)

National Study on Rural Tourism and Small Business Development

Volusia County, Florida (Daytona Beach Area)

Facilitation of Economic Development Leadership Retreat

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