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GOVERNANCE ORIENTATIONS

Providing an overview of good governance principles, legislation, budgeting and ethics to municipal councils and various boards of directors.

GOVERNANCE REVIEWS

Providing an independent review of governance, administration and operations to develop recommendations that get organizations back on track.

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Working with organizations to identify vision, mission and values and developing a set of goals, strategies and performance measures focused on a narrow subset of priority strategies.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL COLLABORATION

Working with two or more municipalities to identify value in joint programs, processes or projects.

ORGANIZATIONAL REVIEWS

Identifying what an organization – or part of an organization – is providing in support of the vision and identifying any existing gaps or overlaps in service to determine how best to ameliorate them.

POLICY AND BYLAW

Creating and reviewing policies and bylaws to ensure consistency, determine relevance and measure the value they are adding to the municipality or organization.

PRIORITY BASED BUDGETING

A budgeting methodology that breeds evidence based decision making through strong alignment from the Strategic Plan through every level of the organization. Produces a budget that maximizes the value of current resources and revenue by gauging returns on investments in programs and services towards achieving set goals.

APPLIED RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

  • Environmental scans

  • Jurisdictional scans

  • Survey development, distribution and analysis

  • Focus groups – online and in person

  • Policy analysis

  • Evaluation

  • Needs assessment and gap analysis

  • SWOT analysis

  • Process mapping and optimization

  • Business process review

  • Cultural change analysis

  • Stakeholder mapping

STRATEGIC STEPS HELPS YOU 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?

"Thanks for your wonderful insight; getting us to see the bigger picture when we tend to focus on a small portrait."

Fire Chief

"You have a valuable perspective on most topics I contemplate on a daily basis."

Town Chief Administrative Officer

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