Benjamin Franklin once said, ‘Failure to plan, is planning to fail.’ Everyone knows that its good advice to write a plan when you are embarking on a project of a particular length. Yet many of us don’t know where to start and quickly get too busy to set aside the time to commit anything to paper, let alone get something implemented.
The truth is that a good plan can help you to identify objectives, milestones and breakdown deliverables, which the project can then be measured against. It frees you up to concentrate on the things that really will make a difference, helping you bring people together to achieve better performance and greater efficiency, giving you much better control of what you are doing.
All of these points, and much more will be addressed within our upcoming Firm Foundations Programme. Cornwall Museums Partnership, Cornwall Council, K2 Funding and Tate St Ives have launched this new programme, which has been created with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, especially to support to help heritage organisations across Cornwall to successfully deliver heritage construction projects.
Guest Speaker, Tamsin Daniel, Culture Programme Officer at Cornwall Council will be hosting a session dedicated to setting your project foundations. Tamsin will discuss key topics within the planning process including project objectives and business planning, deliverability, viability, managing sponsors and stakeholders, building partnerships and post project management.
Delegates can expect to walk away from the session with a better understanding of how to plan for success and how to survive the process.
Tamsin Daniel has many years of experience delivering projects within the cultural sector and supporting organisations through the process. She has been responsible for securing millions of pounds of investment for Cornwall and most recently, has managed two phases of redevelopment at King Edward Mine, bringing derelict Grade II* Listed buildings back in to economic use as work units, a café and new exhibition space.
Tamsin is a member of the culture team in Cornwall Council’s Economic Growth Service and she is also a member of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s South West Committee.