transformative human resources solutions

Case Studies — Current and Recent Assignments

Training & Development

Objective: Director of Center for Microfinance Leadership wished to launch a women’s leadership exchange program for high-potential female executives based in the Middle East and Northern Africa.

Solution: Designed and facilitated a leadership exchange program that combined best practice sharing and a substantive, gender-focused leadership development curriculum. The program was delivered in Rabat, Morocco.

Result: Evaluations of the program were exceptionally high and in follow-up coaching with participants, several were able to apply new skills and earn promotions.

Organization Development

Objective: Chief Human Resources Officer of a private foundation wished to build a stronger performance management culture.

Solution: Designed a workshop for managers on delivering effective performance feedback. Follow-up one-on-one coaching was provided as additional support.

Result: An audit of written performance reviews showed improvement in the quality of reviews written. Anecdotally, managers’ feedback indicated a higher degree of comfort having performance conversations.

The organization has decided to expand the effort and include employee training on receiving feedback effectively.

Executive Search

Objective: Museum Executive Vice President needed assistance building the organization’s human resources function

Solution: Initiated search to identify a Director of Human Resources.

Result: The new HR Head was successfully placed and is helping to advance the organization’s Human Resources objectives

Team Effectiveness

Objective: College President wished to improve performance of the relatively new Cabinet/Senior Leadership Team.

Solution: Utilizing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment and principles from “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”, conducted a team assessment in order to establish root causes of the issues preventing the team from operating effectively and develop strategies to address the issues

Result: The team was able to work effectively together to outline its strategic priorities. The President restructured the way goals were outlined to build in co-dependencies that tied Cabinet members’ successes to one another.

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