LIST OF CLIENTS

CLIENT STORIES

A+ SCHOOLS
This growing organization - both in terms of staff and mission scope - needed a meaningful way to engage and gain collective buy-in from all employees. We created and administered a staff survey to gain input on both strategic and cultural issues. From this data, we held a two-day staff retreat focused on improving team effectiveness and creating a shared organizational work plan. Follow up sessions after the retreat assisted with accountability and progress on organizational issues.

PITTSBURGH ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN (PAEYC)
PAEYC needed to expand its capacity to enter a new area of policy and advocacy work. We directed and managed a mulit-year, multi-partner issue campaign providing strategy, stakeholder engagement, and project management. Additionally, we managed a team of consultants who provided communications and legislative affairs expertise. We were also engaged to organize a series of learning tours to other cities from which best practices could be culled. We created a framework and structure for the tours, engaged and scheduled meetings with the appropriate stakeholders, and managed a delegation of dignitaries.

FLIGHT SCHOOL FELLOWSHIP (FSF)
FSF successfully completed three cycles of training emerging artists, but was looking toward the future. We guided them through a strategic thinking process to map out a clear direction to move the fellowship program forward. This process included a comprehensive review of material, one-on-one interviews with both external and internal stakeholders, facilitation of strategy sessions, and creation of a final summary brief that included a clear path to success in the near future.

NEIGHBORWORKS WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA (NWWPA)
NWWPA needed an innovative way to train community members in effective leadership to create long-lasting change. We designed and developed a robust cohort program - and are serving as the facilitator for the content. Over a two year period, participants engage in community projects, focus on their leadership development, and attend community development seminars at locations around the country.

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY - TEPPER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The Business School was interested in engaging its employees in the proper training and development to support their growth. We conducted a series of one-on-one interviews with staff, analyzed the results, and created a report with specific recommendations.

NEW BRUNSWICK TOMORROW (NBT)
NBT had successfully completed ten years of developing the leadership of the community. To move forward, they wanted to engage in a comprehensive review of their programming. We held focus groups with alumni, produced a far-reaching alumni survey, interviewed key stakeholders, benchmarked with other community leadership programs around the country, and produced a report with specific recommendations for future endeavors.

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA CONSERVANCY (WPC)
The WPC was engaged in a multi-partner effort - which included government and nonprofit entities - to ensure the future vibrancy of Pittsburgh's urban forest. With the collaborative efforts shifting from planting to maintaining trees, we facilitated a series of conversations among the partners to think strategically about how to accomplish future goals.