Helping organizations align strategically for the future

Organizational Strategy & Development

In moments of change, organizations face both great risks and the potential for significant rewards. Such changes—shifts in policies, markets, or donors; new opportunities or frictions with external stakeholders; transitions in leadership or governance—can raise hard questions. What are the organization’s goals? What’s the best way to pursue them, and who makes that decision? When the situation calls for joint leadership and engagement with staff and stakeholders, CBI’s facilitators can turn diverse views into the fuel for shared solutions.

Examples of CBI’s contributions include:

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Convenors/clients and stakeholders consistently note our facilitators and mediators' ability to:

  • Facilitate Collaborative Planning

    We facilitate collaborative planning by ensuring mutual understanding among stakeholders; promoting an open mindset in exploring threats and opportunities; and helping leaders balance goals and address tradeoffs.

  • Strengthen Partnerships

    We strengthen partnerships by helping parties find constructive ways to measure success, align strategies, and allocate responsibilities and resources; and we facilitate transparent, evidence-based, joint decision-making.

  • Integrate Learning from Stakeholders

    Consulting with diverse internal and external stakeholders lets an organization learn from their experience, knowledge, and perceptions.

  • Advance Practical Strategies

    To ensure that strategies can be implemented, we engage staff in developing both strategies and implementation tactics; we also outline goals, objectives, actions, indicators, and metrics.