Participatory Action Research (PAR) is the foundational theory that underscores all of our work. PAR actualizes our deeply held value that people who are impacted by change should be involved in influencing that change. PAR involves four steps:
We design and facilitate high impact processes that are goal focused and flexible according to the dynamics and emerging needs of the organization. Our work is grounded in helping our clients make significant, measurable shifts that result in lasting culture change. Our projects fall predominantly within these areas:
Leadership Development and Coaching: We support board development, leadership teams, and executive transitions. We also provide individual coaching to people at all levels of the organization.
Team Effectiveness: High performing teams increase impact, engagement, and satisfaction. We support internal teams (staff and board), as well as cross-organizational teams via coalitions and strategic partnerships.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We bring an equity lens to all of our work. When enacted, this value means that we identify, assess, and work to eradicate organizational barriers to equity so that our clients actualize their ultimate vision of social justice. Our approach encourages organizations and coalitions to become inclusive of and responsive to differences at all levels of systems.
Strategic Planning: We ensure relevant and dynamic strategic plans by designing processes that reflect clients’ unique needs and resources. We facilitate one-time planning sessions and full-fledged strategic planning projects. Strategic planning may include organizational assessments; mission, vision, and value statements; campaign and program strategy; infrastructure development (policies and procedures); sustainability planning; implementation support; among others.
Workshops: We provide custom designed workshop in all of the areas mentioned above and more. Ask us