Professional facilitation of meetings leads to effective and comprehensive solutions to organizational challenges. An outside professional facilitator provides objectivity and expertise that creates high-quality communication and productive results.
Strategic Change Events
Group strategic change events involve the entire staff or a substantial representation of an organization. They provide powerful forums to develop a variety of initiatives utilizing the full resources of an organization with maximum employee involvement.
Organizational reviews provide a complete picture of the current state of the organization to help assess organizational developmental needs and establish clear direction. Comprehensive data gathering and analysis is performed through individual and group interviews and employee surveys.
Strategic planning helps to sharpen organizational focus and optimize organizational resources in the service of the organizations mission. It involves developing the long-term direction of an organization by assessing the internal and external organizational environment and clarifying the most relevant strategic issues.
Restructuring an organization takes careful and deliberate assessment of its current state and a focus on improved effectiveness. Clarifying the vision for the changed organization and overcoming organizational resistance are crucial elements of this process.
Process improvement occurs through expert facilitation of process improvement teams, careful analysis and understanding of the current state of a process, development of a future state to improve the process and implementation of recommendations to reach the desired future state. Professional support and facilitation of the implementation with just-in-time training related to process improvement, process changes and quality system implementations will ultimately optimize success.
Change has multiple effects on both the organization and the individual that can impact performance. It is important to manage not just the change but also the transition, the internal and external shifts that occur because of change. Change and transition management involves understanding and addressing resistance to change, building support at all levels, changing internal structures to support the change, and focusing on process as well as results.
Conflict Resolution Meetings
Conflict resolution meetings help resolve underlying staff tensions and disagreements. Facilitated meetings with relevant parties open the door to clarifying conflicts and reaching new workplace agreements.
Leadership Team Improvement Programs
A leadership teams structure and effectiveness is assessed by individual interviews and team observation. New communication agreements and shared understandings within the team are promoted to help improve overall team collaboration and functioning.
Leadership Development Assessments
Leadership development assessments provide an intensive, in-depth analysis of the strengths and areas in need of improvement for leaders and prospective leaders within an organization. Assessments include written assessment tools, individual interviews of participants and co-workers and on-the-job observation. The goal is for the participants to discover more about their personal leadership and management styles.