Taking Things to the Next Level!
With SoL NA’s help, a new executive director of a successful education-related nonprofit worked to engage with the board and staff to develop and implement an ambitious strategic plan that led to internal culture changes, increased staff capacity, and most importantly, a focus on greatly increasing the organization’s impact on teachers and students.
A SoL NA consultant worked on several levels simultaneously to lead to this transformative change. He facilitated a strategic planning process that led to a revamped vision, mission, and plan that were updated to align with both the current opportunities and past successes of the organization. The process recognized the importance for staff ownership of the new plans and was designed and implemented to generate increased collaboration and ownership. Concurrently, he engaged in direct capacity building with staff, especially in terms of systemic thinking, but also in the areas of personal mastery and managing difficult conversations (teaching how to use tools like the “ladder of inference”). And, alongside this work, the consultant coached members of leadership team.
The ability of SoL NA to “see the system” and work with individuals and teams in multiple ways concurrently led this organization to move from “good to great.”