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We work with cultural, tourism, government, Iwi, community, and business organisations to assist in many areas, including:

Strategic planning

We will work with you by listening actively and framing the right questions. This allows us to identify or clarify your customer base (WHO you exist for), your Purpose (WHY you exist), the Destination you are seeking to reach (WHERE you are headed), how the world is changing and, based on that, the mission and strategies required to be successful (HOW you will do the work). Our values-based methodology has been developed from a corporate model and refined through our work with cultural organisations to provide a framework designed for genuinely strategic thinking.

Clients include: Black Grace, The Court Theatre, Te Manawa Museum, Artspace, Okareka Dance Company, Atamira Dance Company and Photographic Society of NZ

Strategic & operational reviews

Tim Walker Associates are experts in undertaking reviews of operations and projects which are not performing at their optimum level. We will work with the client to define expectations and then undertake the required level of analysis to identify what’s working and what’s not. We work at the strategic level to identify key issues and at the operational level to provide a analysis of the efficiency of current policy & planning, personnel, systems & processes, partnerships etc.

Clients include: Museum of Transport & Technology (with Dame Cheryll Sotheran), Artstation, Auckland Council 2013, Wellington Museums Trust, Nelson City Council, Taupo Arts Festival Trust and Christchurch Art Gallery (with Ken Gorbey)

Feasibility studies & business cases

We undertake strategically focused Feasibility (and pre-feasibility) studies on projects based, to provide client with expert and astute advice as to the viability of existing concepts and recommendations regarding evidence-based options we see as having greater value and sustainability. As part of this we will take time to first clarify key assumptions, to ensure the process is based on a clear strategic brief. Depending on the client’s decisions we will develop a business case in a way that further analyses and evolves the highest value options and outcomes.

Clients include: Waterfront Auckland, Grey District Council, Auckland Council and Auckland City Council

Strategic brief development

Whether it’s a new brand, project or venture, developing a clear and strategic brief is critical to success. But it’s a step that is often overlooked. We work with clients to develop a brief that clarifies the key questions WHY? WHO FOR? WHAT? A briefing process that provides clarity in these areas, rather than simply describing the answer that is sought, opens up potential for remarkable outcomes. Our experience tells us that a great client with a clear brief working with a good contractor is likely to deliver an exceptional outcome more often than an unclear client working with a brilliant contractor.

Clients include: Wellington Waterfront Ltd, New Plymouth District Council (Govett Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre) and Complex Care (community health organisation)

Story & story framework development

We develop strategic core stories – and supporting story frameworks – across a range of applications. Key to success is developing a compelling story (with real value) and the strategy for telling it compellingly. The idea of a core story underpins everything we do, from strategic planning to developing project briefs. Our experience – Tim’s as director and the many associates he works with – allows us to develop bespoke solutions, from a brand story to place-making and urban design, and from interpretive products to regional tourism/business/community propositions.

Clients include: Marlborough District Council (regional story framework with Quality Tourism Developments Ltd), Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Urbanism +(place making & urban design), Torpedo Bay (the NZ Navy Museum) and Voyager (NZ National Maritime Museum)

Organisational development & facilitation

We have a fresh, creative and insightful approach to facilitating conversations and framing development workshops and dialogue. We are experienced at working with CEOs and their teams, to develop and facilitate organisational visioning, team building, change and capability development.

Clients include: Te Papa, Creative NZ, Te Manawa Museum, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Wellington Museums Trust