Saskatchewan office now open!
Strategic Steps is an experienced management consultancy focused on solving the unique challenges faced by various governments, public and private sector organizations, and non-profits in Canada regarding governance, leadership, and organization.
WHO WE ARE
One of Western Canada's most experienced consultancy, providing guidance and strategic steps to allow your organization to reach its potential.
We work with our clients to build on existing strengths, develop a set of recommendations that are practical, sustainable, strategic, and grounded in the characteristics that make your organization distinct and successful.
Our team is a network of highly experienced advisors and associates that allow us to build a custom team with the skills suited to address your individual needs and provide insights to help you achieve success in your organization.
Strategic Steps is an organization rooted in integrity, expertise, and diligence.
We are trusted by our clients to provide independence, a diverse skill set and capacity where it is needed most, helping our clients achieve their own visions of success.
Pushing boundaries to
contribute superior value.
Sharing what we know and
learn for the benefit of all.
Unlocking potential through trusted fact-based decision making free of preconceptions.
Listening, respecting and choosing honesty in our commitments.
Strategic Steps is built on a network of highly experienced industry professional
Our Saskatchewan office is lead by Pam Malach who has spent her career in Saskatchewan and believes in helping the municipalities in the province reach their ideal future state.
Pam and the team utilize the existing associates model where we partner with many talented experts in various industries and professions across Western Canada create a team that is custom-tailored to each client’s specific needs to provide the best possible value for each client.
Senior Consultant and Saskatchewan Lead
Pam is Strategic Steps' primary presence in Saskatchewan. She is a passionate and dedicated leader in government administration, contributing to public-sector excellence and good governance. Pam's previous work includes time as CAO for a large rural municipality surrounding a major city, and work at the provincial level for a special operating agency with unique legislation to operate as a regulator with both municipal and provincial authority.
Additionally, Pam has occupied the integral role of having created a governance structure and achieved an Order in Council to operate and govern a unique watershed association. Most memorably, she worked on a provincial bill that later translated to Pam's opportunity to create a municipality from ground zero.
IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES AND OVERCOME CHALLENGES.
When thinking about the current climate of your organization, have you considered the following factors? These are crucial in ensuring you are on the right path to achieve your vision and grow to your full potential.
How does your front line work help you achieve your vision?
What does ‘success’ look like a generation from now?
How does your organization respond to issues in a consistent manner that reflects your values?
How is success measured?
How well do you understand the needs of your stakeholders, clients and/or employees?
Do you have policies and procedures in place that are well understood and being utilized consistently and effectively?
Are council and staff on the same page from day one in terms of understanding the rules and vision of the organization?
When was the last time you checked to ensure your organization was poised for success?
Discover Our Expertise
For any organization to run as well as possible, there must be a clear understanding of the role of the governors and the role of the managers. Strategic Steps’ focus on the principles of good governance is woven into each of these offerings. Give your organization the best chance of success by getting and keeping everyone pointed in the right direction.
Council or Board Orientations
Council Mid-Term Refreshers
There is always more work to do than there are resources available to do that work. Various tools can be used to ensure that your organization is making the best use of those limited resources, and that it is checking in with those people who rely on your organization to provide necessary services and programs in the most efficient way.
Priority Based Budgeting
Policy and Bylaw Creation and Updating
Management Capacity Building
Over the years, we have seen hundreds of organizations in operation and learned along the way about how best to meet expectations. We believe it is part of our responsibility to set organizations up for success by sharing what we have learned, and by empowering current and future leaders to be the best they can be.
Pre-Election Candidate Workshops
Organizational Leadership Training
"Ian McCormack is a first-rate management consultant who I have had the privilege of working with on a recent engagement. He has a consultant’s mind and a professional’s work ethic. His character means that he can be counted on to do what is right and to tackle very difficult assignments."