You need support in order to do you work and that support can look a lot of different ways. From basic project management to the most complex change management, there is a tool in here to meet your needs so you can be as effective as possible in your mission to make the world a better place.
Strategic planning refers to the process of taking a higher-level look at the overall direction of the organization or group. This requires long-range viewing on the part of the leaders of the system and clear communication about ideas and goals with the consultant.
Often there is a process of creating, reworking, or reauthorizing the organization’s mission, vision, and values.
Coaching is an intimate relationship developed between two people where a coach leads a client through a change process on an intrapersonal level.
Coaching is very self-driven by the client and coaches do not generate solutions for the client, but rather aid them in finding internal resources to invoke the desired results.
Facilitation is a process by which difficult conversations and concepts are “refereed” by an external collaborator.
The facilitator is merely a conduit by which ideas can be distilled and better understood, but maintains as neutral a position as possible in these conversations.
Leadership development is a new buzzword that encompasses individual development as a leader, group development as a group of leaders, and can be done using coaching, training, and facilitation.
All processes done under the umbrella of “organizational development” require some sort of leadership development; it is merely up to the leader under what circumstances this takes shape.
Often traits that need to be improved upon are derived from interviewing the leader and/or the group of people who are led.
Training covers all educational needs.
Training can look like formal education with a curriculum being delivered in a traditional classroom format, or can done through experiential, simulation, or hands-on modalities.
If a particular skill is lacking across all members of a system, training is the best means to instill and practice that skill with minimal disruption to daily operations.
Cross-Functional Team Building
This variation on traditional team building recognizes that whether members are part of the same department or different departments, that all members have inherent value to offer their team that may be utilized.
Cross-functional team building was designed for slice teams or project teams that spanned several departments, but it required that despite coming from discrete areas, there may be other skills a person can offer than what they initially present with.
This type of team building can be done in a variety of ways, all require participants to be put out of their comfort zone to uncover and use skills that may be normally hidden.
Also called Third Party Mediation, this is a way to resolve interpersonal conflicts that could not be solved through larger structural change.
It is a series of coaching sessions with each individual and then the pair or group as a whole.
This process requires several sessions and is a longer process.
Project Management has taken on a number of meanings in our current culture.
Simply, it means carrying out a project, with a set start and end time, within the parameters dictated by the project leaders.
Project Management can include scheduling, budgeting, facilitating communication, creating tools and methodologies for tracking, and creating and tracking markers for completion.
Project Management can often include Lean organizational techniques for process tracking.
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