Regional Workshop – Geelong 2020 – In the space of an hour, 70 participants outlined some key directions for regional development.
Youth Now, Western Region – Working with local youth employment agencies and Markstone Management the current approaches to unemployment. The session was so powerful that it was recommended that a similar Zing session should be offered to young unemployed and was followed up two weeks later.-
Telstra – working with McKinsey’s, used Zing to capture Board member feedback as part of the Telstra Board’s strategic planning day.
Calibre Global – engaged with three offices in a project debriefing exercise to determine more effective ways forward.
MMG – working with miners and engineers to debrief a major incident and to determine alternative solutions and assessing the respective risk factors.
Foundation Boroondara – developing innovative fund-raising options to underwrite an initiative to discover new solutions and fund the proof of concept stage.
Shires of Baw Baw and South Gippsland – undertaking comprehensive and thorough debriefs of the major bush fire experiences with a view to planning ahead and post disaster management.
City of Kingston – Community Renewal Forum . Over a hundred local residents, Councillors and officers contributed a couple of hundred ideas and suggestions for local improvements in infrastructure, safety, community participation and involvement in volunteering within the Chelsea and Bonbeach communities.
Yooralla – Disability Quality Framework Training. Working with Toni Reeves, Zing was used to identify what was working well and could be built upon across a range of service areas.
Box Hill Institute of TAFE – Planning Session.Zing is an ideal tool for helping different groups develop a common vision and gain knowledge and buy-in of future directions within an organisation. It helps generate, consolidate and collate a number of inputs in a very concise way over a short time.
City of Darebin
Working with Wendy Dinnng and her team, a series of Zing workshops were held with both staff and local businesses to determine issues and solutions to improve council communication with its business community.
City of Hume
A series of Zing workshops with a cross section of departments to better determine what attracted staff to work in the City and what were some means of retaining them.
The Eastern Metropolitan Disability Respite Forum for Families and Carers was organised in Knox on Saturday 14 October 2006 by Yooralla. Over 70 carers, families and support agencies attended. The aims of the day included:
- Providing information on respite options,
- Giving families and carers the opportunity to talk with each other and to service providers, and
- Seeking feedback on respite from families and carers to direct future initiatives.
A Zing session was built into the program to address the latter aim, and contributed to a wide-ranging discussion of issues that may be addressed in some way in the future.
The process was participants were asked ‘what are the key issues’, as well as any recommendations they may have. People then worked in groups on their tables to put forward suggestions on the computer system. The way Zing works enables people to put forward short statements, which are then shown up on the big screen in a non-identifying manner.
Marie Farrugia and Max Dumais demonstrated a Recruitment and Retention module for Interact