With facilitation as our core capability, we are involved in a variety of different assignments with both large and small organizations. Here are just a few:
As a $13 billion manufacturer of computer hardware, Unisys recognized that critical to their success was the ability to adapt to the changing focus from mainframe batch processors to workstations and the client/server environment. Recently Unisys convened a one-day conference of their 40 top executives worldwide to address three critical internal “barriers to growth” to successfully making the transition. Leadership Strategies designed the process used to analyze the barriers and facilitated this demanding group to consensus on twelve specific strategies for overcoming the barriers.
Atlanta Regional Commission VISION 2020
We assisted the ARC in developing a strategic plan that will carry the Atlanta region to the year 2020. The ARC identified ten primary areas for strategic focus, including transportation, housing, environment, and diversity. For each of the ten areas, 40-to-60 “stakeholders” – government officials, business leaders, community activists, and special interest advocates – met monthly as a collaborative over a one year period to detail the vision and determine the objectives, strategies, and action plans to achieve the vision. Leadership Strategies provided professional facilitators to manage the process and guide the strategic planning facilitation activities of each of the ten collaboratives.
Georgia Department of Administrative Services
To identify methods for achieving significant improvements in the field purchase order process, this Department of the State engaged the firm in a process reengineering project. The effort covered twenty sessions spanning all Divisions within the Department. Recommendations from the activity include reducing the processing time for field purchase orders by over 50 percent.
We have worked with United Ways in several states and the United Way of America in facilitating executive board retreats, planning teams, and work groups. Our facilitation services have covered a variety of issues including strategic direction setting, defining critical need areas, designing an allocation process, identifying community building best practices and building implementation plans.
For American Software, a Leadership Strategies business partner, we provide dynamic facilitators to lead discussions in featured programs as part of the organization’s semi-annual Users Conference. Topics include the following:
- Facilitating User JAD Sessions
- Strategies for Managing User Relationships
- Dealing with Dysfunctional Behavior in Meetings
- Building Consensus
- What every Systems Analyst should know about Strategic Planning
- Work with Non-Profit Organizations
Leadership Strategies has facilitated strategic planning and project planning sessions for numerous associations and non-profit organizations. Read testimonials from our clients who partnered with us for meeting facilitation services.