There are currently no workshops scheduled. However, if you'd like to discuss the possibility of arranging a custom workshop for your organization, or perhaps a small group of organizations that collaborate together, please feel free to get in touch.
A successful consulting outcome depends on an accurate understanding of the project at the beginning of the engagement, and such understanding comes from listening.
We need to listen to you. And, more importantly, you need to listen to yourself: What kinds of questions and comments are Board members, Directors, staff, or clients/customers asking or saying about your business or organization?
Consider the following list of questions and statements and see if any of them capture the general topic of what's on your mind and why you're considering consulting and technical assistance services:
Before I begin a project, I like to create what I call a Stakeholder Map with my clients. A Stakeholder Map is a visual representation of all of the stakeholders that interface with the organization, with each relationship characterized so as to understand the situational dynamics (i.e., politics) surrounding the organization. Perhaps the Stakeholder Map is a simple internal perspective because the project is limited to internal personnel, or sometimes it is large and complex because the organization is launching a major initiative among many collaborative (and not so collaborative) partners.
I use the Stakeholder Map to facilitate discussion about the situation and project so as to thoroughly understand the undertaking and how different people will be affected and how they might possibly respond. After all, a project undertaking implies change, and change must be handled the right way concerning all people involved. And the best way to handle it is to understand peoples' perspectives and needs when it comes to the project at hand.
During the first phases of the project, it is always my goal to ensure that all people understand what is happening, why it is happening, and what the desired outcome is. Furthermore, I strive to build consensus for the What, the Why, and the Outcome.
In the Model Approach section, you'll see the core methodologies and concepts that I use to guide my consulting and technical assistance efforts on behalf of my clients.