GETTYSBURG, Pa. (October 11, 2020) – On October 15 at 1:00 pm EDT, OPEN MINDS will host the executive web forum, Collaboration As A Strategic Tactic – Using Mergers, Acquisitions & Affiliations To Achieve Your Strategic Objectives & Assure Sustainability, for executives of health and human service organizations. Led by OPEN MINDS Senior Associate Ray Wolfe, J.D., the web forum will explore the possibilities for alliances, collaborations, and mergers that can create the size you need for competitiveness.

“A collaboration without strategy is usually a waste of time and effort, and rarely produces the desired result,” said OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer Monica E. Oss. “But done correctly with a strong strategic plan where the ‘collaboration tactic’ is used to address the strategic deficits, it can ensure success.”

Executive attendees will learn how to:

  • Create a vision and plan for affiliation activity that addresses their long-range planning, service, and talent needs
  • Evaluate and enumerate the benefit of each partner and how that benefit might support their strategic growth plan
  • Create a model of the legal structure that best fits their specific situation and the status of the potential partner

The October 15 executive web forum—exclusive to Elite members of the OPEN MINDS Circle—is offered as part of a weekly series designed to help executive teams navigate the business, organizational, operational, and culture changes of a market in turbulence during (and after) the COVID-19 crisis. Each 60-minute briefing outlines a field-tested approach for recovering from the crisis and developing a plan for organizational sustainability. OPEN MINDS experts are on the line to answer questions and provide follow up private Quick Consults for members.

For more information on the program, or media inquiries, contact Meena Dayak, Executive Vice President, Market Intelligence, OPEN MINDS, at 717-334-1329 or

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