Executive, management, and staff retreats are uniquely designed, multi-day engagements to support improved communication, collaboration, and trust. Content varies based on current culture, tenure of team, agency priorities and goals of engagement. Client feedback is filled with gratitude for the opportunity to have important, honest, and sometimes difficult dialogues with a skilled facilitator to solution and plan for accountability.
Strategy and Planning
Strategy and planning engagements work to keep daily tasks aligned with a north star. It can be difficult to ensure work stays strategic in high volume environments. Engaging in process support to help define your future and create the path to get there helps clarify expectations for all staff. These engagements can be agency-wide multi-year strategic plans, annual reflection and planning, or unit goal and priority setting.
Professional development opportunities include a variety of topics to strengthen your workforce. These facilitated workshops, either in person or virtually, build the skills and competencies of your team and organization to be effective, efficient, and confident in the workplace. Topics include leadership development, management and supervision skill building, trauma-informed care and practice, and youth development essentials.
Creating clear standards for program quality that direct service staff, program directors, and leadership can speak to and observe establishes an agency's unique and consistent program for participants to thrive. This effort aligns your organization's model, goals, and values to drive the process and improve program outcomes. The collaboration can include stakeholder engagement, evaluation development, partnership development, site visits, technical assistance, and coaching.
Change is inevitable. An organization's ability to manage the process, engagement, and reinforcement of change can be the difference between strengthening or struggling. With a human-centered approach, capacity building includes workshops on change management, systems building, performance evaluation, and culture and climate assessment and development.
Oftentimes professionals are promoted into positions because they have proven themselves competent and capable in their current role. Taking on a new position can come with a significant learning curve to include prioritizing new demands, managing difficult staff, experiencing interpersonal conflict, or identifying skill gaps. Professional coaching for executives, managers, or teams can help name opportunities for growth and identify strengths for success to enable the staff member to solution and thrive.