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Facilitation

Effective, high-impact facilitation sets out the steps to achieving your goals. Carefully designed facilitation processes and events assist leadership teams to break logjams, project teams to plan for success or change agents to engage with stakeholders.

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Learning & Development

High-impact learning and development programs focus on more than course design. We believe programs that are driven by current business objectives and that plan for transfer of learning have greater impact. Our focus is on delivering for you and your business.

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Coaching

Effective coaching taps into the individual’s or team’s potential to maximise performance. It challenges them to identify practical, actionable solutions. Impartial, unbiased and constructive feedback helps clients explore issues in a confidential, safe environment.

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Facilitation

Successful change projects require clarity of focus on not only the content of the change but also the process. Effective, high-impact facilitation sets out the steps to achieving your goals. Carefully designed facilitation processes and events assist leadership teams to break logjams, project teams to plan for success or change agents to engage with stakeholders. Here are just some of the issues we’ve helped clients successfully address.

Does your team or organisation need clarity, focus and alignment around a new direction?

Do you want your people aligned around a new vision or strategy for the organisation? Do you want to engage your people and/or stakeholders in the creation of a new strategy?

Your strategy is too important to leave to chance. We help you clarify strategic objectives and devise a plan to achieve them. Whether you want support to devise strategy at the organisational or operational level, our experienced team will design and deliver high-impact facilitation.

  • We facilitate design of your strategy planning process.
  • We support your leadership/strategy teams in conducting effective stakeholder consultation.
  • We facilitate the crafting of your strategy.
Do you need to develop a high performance culture within your organisation?

Do you need to stimulate ideas, challenge assumptions or provoke action within your leadership team? Does your leadership team need to address alignment issues or develop the leadership culture more broadly? Maybe it has reached a roadblock and needs to get unstuck?

Creating and nurturing the right leadership culture will greatly strengthen your organisation’s ability to address leadership challenges and harness opportunities. We work with leaders at all levels to accomplish this.

  • We facilitate team processes that build alignment.
  • We provoke creativity and innovation through high-impact workshops.
  • We facilitate teams in developing robust, defendable plans.
Do you need to build change teams, engage with stakeholders or devise change strategies?

Does your change team need support in effectively engaging with key stakeholders? Do you need to develop and implement an engagement process? Do you need impartial support for your change team in delivering on your requirements?

Unless you have a proactive plan which authentically engages them in the change process fear and resistance become inevitable issues. We facilitate change from scoping the change process to realisation of its benefits. Successfully engaging your stakeholders improves buy-in, harnesses creativity and results in more actionable solutions.

  • We facilitate change teams in developing robust project plans.
  • We design and facilitate your stakeholder engagement process.
  • We coach and support your change team through the full lifecycle of your project.
Do you need to build project teams and develop robust project plans?

Do your project teams need assistance in scoping and planning for project risk? Are you setting up a new team for a mission critical project? Is the project scope unclear and driven by demanding stakeholders who have competing or unrealistic expectations for the project? Is there pressure to begin implementation without adequate planning?

How you initiate and plan your project is a critical success factor. Ensuring the team have clarity of scope, understand stakeholder requirements and plan for project risk are just some of the essential outcomes of good planning.Without clarity of scope goalposts can move, wish lists grow and scope creep can become an overwhelming issue, impacting on time, cost and quality of the project. Likewise, ignorance of risk is no defence. Early identification and mitigation planning are essential.

  • We facilitate project team development
  • We facilitate planning workshops that provide a solid foundation for project success
  • We help project owners and project boards develop robust governance processes

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Learning & Development

High-impact learning and development programs focus on more than course design. We believe programs that are driven by current business objectives and that plan for transfer of learning have greater impact. That’s why we develop bespoke learning and development programs tailored to your specific needs. Following are just some of the issues we’ve helped clients successfully address.

Do you need to build a team of change agents or develop change management as a strategic capability?

Do you have a change team or teams with lots of technical expertise but who lack change management knowledge or skills? Does your team have the skills to develop and implement an effective stakeholder engagement plan? Do they know how to apply principles and tools of internal marketing to ensure their communications have maximum effect?

Perhaps you want the capacity to implement change now? More likely you need the capability to change, innovate and execute strategy effectively now and in the future. Our increasingly complex and rapidly changing world is challenging many deep assumptions about how organisations and people work. You recognise the need to get ahead of the curve.

  • We develop managers and teams into agents of transformation.
  • We design learning and development interventions that have practical impact on change programs.
  • We coach and support change agents in delivering maximum impact.
Do you need to improve your organisation's ability to execute strategy and deliver change?

Are projects delivered around the organisation in an ad-hoc manner, depending on the approach of individual project managers? Do you want a consistent approach? Do you require more consistent reporting and governance standards for your projects? Do you need project sponsors to be more effective in their role?

Executing strategy and delivering change inevitably involve projects. The factors that influence your project’s success or failure are well known. Yet while many organisations recognise the value of project management, many do not follow through. We believe effective project management can make the difference between you succeeding or being among the majority of projects, those that fail to deliver as expected.

  • We work with project managers and their teams to develop the fundamental project management skills.
  • We develop sponsors and boards of projects and programmes.
  • We develop project leaders with the skills to manage organisational change.
Do you want to develop a more consistent leadership culture to drive success?

Are leadership behaviours inconsistent with your organisation’s values, inappropriate or self-defeating? Do your leaders have a deep insight into their personal impact and how to improve? Do you need your leadership team to align around a consistent view of leadership excellence in your organisation?

We believe we can all learn to exercise leadership more effectively both as individuals and leadership teams. Many organisations struggle to lead in ways that embody their espoused values. Enhancing leadership behaviours and the culture of leadership can have a profound impact on personal and business performance.

  • We help organisations define and implement leadership culture change.
  • We work with individual leaders and leadership teams to build the blend of competencies that will exemplify your desired leadership culture.
  • We help leaders appreciate their impact and develop a roadmap for personal change.   
Do you want to improve your organisation's capacity to develop robust, implementable strategies?

Is your world changing and are your people so focused on day-to-day operations that they lack the knowledge and skills to respond fast enough? Do you need to develop deeper strategic thinking skills among your leaders?

For many organisations the days of long-term planning are over. Instead we must now plan in a highly complex, uncertain and rapidly evolving context. Digital technologies are challenging our assumptions regarding speed to market, scaleability and business model design. Mega-trends such as urbanisation and a shifting global economy may have profound implications for every business over the next number of years.

  • We help organisations develop their capability for strategic planning and execution. 
  • We help leaders build the necessary competencies to conduct effective planning processes. 
  • We work with your people to understand their role in planning and execution. 

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Coaching

Effective coaching taps into the individual’s or team’s potential to maximise performance. It challenges them to identify practical, actionable solutions. Impartial, unbiased and constructive feedback helps clients explore issues in a confidential, safe environment. Good coaches help clients identify achievable goals, roadblocks to overcome and tactics for success. Here are just some of the issues we’ve helped coachees successfully address.

Do you have key individuals who need to get unstuck, gain clarity of action, harness relationships or progress?

Leaders often operate in highly political and complex environments. The organisation’s culture or the quality of existing relationships may limit opportunities for sharing with an impartial confidante. Our highly experienced executive coaches employ non-directional coaching to challenge coachee perspectives of situations, options and constraints. Our goal is to create a safe, constructive environment for coachees to give of their best.

  • We work with individual leaders to get unstuck.
  • We help leadership teams to get aligned and become high performant.
  • We coach internal coaches to maximise the impact of their coaching programme.
Do you want to embed change through targeted coaching support for change leaders and change teams?

Applying change management best practice and overcoming the challenges typically faced during change requires a broad skill set. Change agents may be drawn from a wide pool of technical or functional specialisms. Developing a change team that has the necessary mix of skills, knowledge and habits often requires one-to-one support.

  • We coach leaders and teams to develop robust change programs.
  • We help change agents to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • We coach change leaders to navigate the relationship challenges change often brings.
Do you need to drive project success to maximise benefits and deliver business value?

Every project brings with it some degree of uncertainty and risk. Project management best practice significantly reduces both. It increases the likelihood of projects being delivered on time, on budget and with the expectations of stakeholders met. Targeted coaching support for project-related personnel can help them apply best practice most effectively to their specific situation.

  • We coach new project and programme managers to make sure critical success factors are in place. 
  • We work with project sponsors or executive owners to effectively manage and govern their project-related work. 
  • We help project teams operate effectively in organisations new to the project management discipline.
Do you want to foster the habits and skills needed for a strategic management culture?

When faced with the demands of day-to-day operations, many managers and leaders find they lack the time or resources to think strategically. This operational focus is costly as future opportunities or threats are missed. Strategic management is not just a set of planning tools, it is also a mindset and a cultural capability which is essential in today’s complex and changing world.

  • We help leaders enhance strategic thinking and planning in highly operationally-focused organisations or business units. 
  • We help leaders align strategy and operational planning to ensure clarity of roles and objectives. 
  • We help leaders align the organisation for effective strategy execution. 

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Didn’t see your specific issue?

These are just some of the scenarios that may be relevant for you and you may have a number of issues which you want to address. As experienced facilitators, consultants and coaches we have successfully helped clients meet a wide array of challenges within the areas of strategy, change, leadership and projects. Feel free to reach out with your specific requirements. We’ll give you a straight answer whether we can help or not.

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