ULI Advisory Service Panels employ a time-tested process that, over the past 65 years, has proven time and again to be successful in meeting sponsors’ needs. A ULI Advisory Panel is a “for- fee” service and a sponsor (client) will enter into a contract with the Institute.
Before the panel:
ULI staff will meet with a potential sponsor to discuss panel contract requirements, timing, travel logistics, panel discipline requirements, panel recruitment from the ULI membership and the preparation of briefing materials. Logistical arrangements (completed exclusively by ULI staff) are focused panel members travel, lodging and workspace at a full service hotel in the sponsor city.
ULI staff will also work closely with the sponsor in the creation of a “scope of work”. A scope of work is prepared as a set of questions (usually about 10 primary questions) that the panel will use as their assignment while onsite.
In addition to preparing briefing materials, the sponsor will arrange a set of interviews with local stakeholders and prepare a tour of the study area.
During the panel:
A typical panel week is arranged as follows:
- Sunday: Arrival, Orientation + Sponsor Dinner
- Monday: Briefing and Tour + Public Reception
- Tuesday: Stakeholder Interviews
- Wednesday: Panel Deliberations
- Thursday: Report and Presentation Preparation
- Friday: Presentation of the Panel’s Findings
The panel will actually draft the report while on site. The Friday presentation of the panel’s findings is a detailed summary of the written panel report.
After the panel:
- Approximately 30 days after completion of the panel, the sponsor will receive a draft report manuscript
- Approximately 60 days after completion comments are received from the sponsor on the draft manuscript, ULI will publish the report. The Sponsor will receive 200 hardcopies of the report and an electronic version for website positing.