Planning Change

Failure rates of change programs are exceedingly high.  The chief reasons for change failure relate to the processes used to introduce and manage change.  Communiation during change is critical. At the outset of complex change, organizational leaders and change managers have many details to consider and plan.  Our change experts will assist in the planning of essential elements of successful change roll-outs including:

  • Assessment of Readiness for Change

  • Analysis of Available Resources

  • Best Methods to Announce Change

  • Initial and Ongoing Communication

  • Robust Methods for Soliciting Input

  • Monitoring Change Process

Leadership Retreat

Leadership teams often need time and opportunity to deeply engage in examining problems, opportunities, and future plans.  Our skilled facilitators can work with your organization to prepare and organize a planning retreat and then to facilitate the session to ensure that the retreat goals are kept in focus, the discussions are productive, and conclusions and plans are made clear. 

Team-building exercises and activities can be a part of these retreats as well.

We can provide your leaders with skilled facilitation utilizing evidence-based processes for groups, teams, and sets of stakeholders who need to engage, decide, plan, and develop.   Our facilitation services are customized to suit the needs of our clients.  Pricing of our services will depend on number of needed facilitators, number of sessions, and numbers of participants.  Please contact us to discover how we can assist you.

Collaborative Team Formation

Multi-party collaborative groups often struggle with setting initial expectations, creating appropriate processes, establishing roles, allocating resources, and deciding on frameworks for accomplishing goals.  Our skilled facilitators are knowledgable about collaborative process, and will work with members to develop initial rules of engagement, set expectations for process (how decisions will be made, expectations for attendance, contributions, leadership), and create initial goals. 


Difficult Conversations

Frequently, organizations will need to engage their stakeholders in difficult conversations.  These can be focused around confronting problems, grappling with circumstances beyond the control of the organization, or working through conflict.  At times, stakeholders may merely need to give voice around difficult topics.  Use of skilled facilitation can be an asset when engaging in difficult conversations.  Facilitators can employ structured processes and help keep a group focused on productive and respectful dialogue.  Facilitated conversations can be designed to enhance mutual understanding, to diagnose problems, and/or to move toward problem-solving, decision-making, and action.