Here are some examples of the things we have produced, and also things that you can just take off of the shelf.
The APEX Initiative (Achieving Performance Excellence) is an agency-driven systems approach to building capacity for higher organizational performance, implementing best practices, data-driven decision making using multiple self-assessment tools, and a guidebook series full of interventions, tools, and resources. More information can be found here.
Current Training Workshops
Level of Service Inventory Risk/Need Assessment Tools (LSI family of tools)
Ethics 101 is focused on presenting ethical issues to the people who work in corrections. Some ethical issues are generic to any workplace; others are very specific to the field of corrections. The issues presented in this course reflect those found in institutions (jails, prisons, community halfway houses, etc.) to community supervision (probation, parole, etc.). More detailed information about Ethics 101, including how to access the course, can be found here.
Futures That Work, Using Search Conferences to Revitalize Companies, Communities, and Organizations is all about planning strategically using the search conference methodology – a practical way to build communities of people who want to make positive change happen for their organization or community. The result is engagement, learning, and energy for implementing sustainable solutions. Available from New Society Publishers: http://www.newsociety.com/Books/F/Futures-That-Work or Amazon.com.
People in Charge: Creating Self Managing Workplaces by Robert Rehm. This book is a practical guide you can use to design your workplace to be team-based. It includes real-life stories from a variety of organizations—Land Bank of South Africa, Prudential Assurance Company UK, U.S. Court system, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Southcorp Winery of Australia, Do It All Stores in the UK, and more. Available from Amazon.com or email People in Charge.
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. Read it here (pdf).
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? Read it here (pdf).
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. Read it here (pdf).