Resources

Providing resources is an important part of our consulting practice. Here are some that we provide at no cost to anyone who visits this website. Included are white papers, links to some of our favorite websites, and bibliographies.

White Papers:

Principles and Steps to Facilitate Organizational Change

Change – the movement from the current state to some future state . . . . Sometimes the change is driven by an outside influence i.e. new legislation or regulation, change in governing body, etc. Sometimes the change is driven by an internal influence i.e. new executive leadership, implementation of new practices, etc.  For more information, click here.

Self Management Takes Root at the Land Bank of South Africa:
The Bethlehem Story 

“We returned to South Africa two years after we assisted the Land Bank begin a major workplace redesign project.  The Land Bank wanted us to visit many of their 25 branch banks to discover best practices: What are the characteristics of high performing branches?  What kinds of self managing structures seem to be the most effective for the bank? For more information, click here.

Team Start-Up and Development Guide

The purpose of this guide is to help new teams and intact teams develop ways to work together effectively. This guide is for newly formed teams to use to get organized around their work and for intact teams that want to revisit how they are organized or incorporate new members or assignments into their work plan. For more information, click here.

Links:

Blue Sky Productions www.allankobernick.com

Blue Sky Productions offers video production and documentaries that have applications to self-managed teams, cross-functional skill based training, and other interventions involving the entire organization.

Caridas Consulting International www.flowmanagement.net

Caridas Consulting International, LLC helps businesses focus leveraging human capital as well as financials and technology, to gain a specific competitive advantage. Their approach to business transformation includes Assessments and Surveys; Strategic Planning; Process Improvement; Implementation and Measurement; and Coaching.

The Hoop and The Tree www.hoopandtree.org

Chris Hoffman consults on the interpersonal aspects of doing business: making boards and teams more effective, building alignment for positive change, resolving difficult issues, and coaching leaders for success.  He specializes in organizations working for a sustainable and thriving future.

New Society Publishing www.newsociety.com

New Society Publishers is an activist, solutions-oriented publisher. Their mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society, and to do so with the least possible impact on the environment, in a manner that models this vision.

Power and Systems www.powerandsystems.com

Based on the pioneering work of Barry Oshry and his theory of systems leadership, Power and Systems helps leaders better understand the world in which they operate through powerful experiential activities that focus dealing with systemic conditions, rather than personalities and seeing underlying issues standing in the way of success, leading to impactful learning.

National Institute of Corrections www.nicic.gove

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. They provide training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies, as well as leadership to influence correctional policies, practices, and operations nationwide in areas of emerging interest and concern. Their library provides access to over 18,000 corrections-related resources including training plans, research reports, program evaluations and more.

The Moss Group, Inc. www.mossgroup.us

The Moss Group, Inc. provides consultation, technical assistance, training, and tailored educational resources to the corrections field on a range of issues including: correctional management and operations; aligning organizational and facility culture; gender-responsive strategies; custodial sexual abuse in juvenile and adult settings; implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act; leadership and mentoring; and strategic planning.

Tom Devane and Associates www.tomdevane.com

Tom Devane and Associates helps organizations and individuals achieve a higher level of performance. They provide a blend of “hard” aspects (strategy, process improvement, structure, metrics development) and “soft” aspects (employee engagement, high performance teams, leadership development, change management) of performance to create solutions tailored to meet specific client needs.

Van Ed www.vaned.com

VanEd is a distance learning center that presents online courses designed to let students control the pace and sequence of the course to be suit their individual needs. In addition to hosting online courses, they have a staff of instructors, all practicing professionals and experts in their fields, available to answer questions by phone or email.

Women’s Leadership Community www.emergingleadership.com

The Women's Leadership Community is a learning community of professional women founded in 1997. It offers women who have already developed the basic skills of leadership an opportunity to take their leadership journey deeper. Through our Leadership Development Program and ongoing events, women learn how to use differences to create wisdom, increase personal power and leadership integrity, learn how to create conditions for effective teamwork and community, and connect with a network of women authentically leading in their own lives.