3.2 Exit strategy

The purpose of the exercise was to plan for sustaining my practice post OCA.

Key words from the brief:

  • Outline your personal exit strategy for after you complete the course and your plan of action to sustain your practice.
  • Realistic or immediate targets
  • More aspirational and long-terms aims
  • Collate a resource book

Personal exit strategy


  • What professional development you may need
  • Strategies for finding employment
  • Ways to promote yourself
  • Places to gain feedback and join creative discussions
  • How to get to where you want to be.

X matrix

An X-Matrix is a simple and powerful tool used to concisely visualise the alignment of an organisation or person’s True North, Aspirations, Strategies, Tactics and Evidence on a single piece of paper.

It starts with the why and then moves to the what and the how.

Evidence should be measurable and provides a data point for measuring progress.

Resource book

The mindmap below is a starting point. The content will grow and evolve.

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