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Indiana Certified Women Owned Business

Member of Indiana Association of School Principals

OUR

SERVICES

DIVE DEEPER
Into what we can do with and for you and your organization

ACTION PLANNING​

Identifying project indicators/benchmarks

Designing and charting processes

Selecting criteria for evaluation

Designing the evaluation cycle

BOARD DEVELOPMENT

Governance processes

Committee, task force organization

New member orientation 

BOARD RECRUITMENT PLANNING​

Outreach practices

Building a bench

Identifying your strengths, needs

CAPACITY BUILDING

Assessment of organizational strengths, opportunities

Strategies to address needs and threats

Skill building

Finding needed resources

COACHING TRAINING​

Four-day program

Interactive workshop for groups

COMMUNICATION PLANNING

Comprehensive needs assessment

Crisis communication plan

Special projects

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT​

Research-based pedagogy

Lifelong learning strategies

Alignment to relevant standards

Scope and sequence, horizontal and vertical articulation

DATA MAPPING

Location of data points on a map adds depth to understanding

New relationships can be discerned

Useful tool for needs assessment, evaluations

EDITING AND PROOFREADING

Track changes on your documents

Perfect documents with no grammar errors

Concise language

Writing to say what you mean effectively

Transcription available with seven days lead time

EVALUATION​

Rubric development

Program evaluation instruments

Instruction and mentoring on data collection

Focus groups

Interviews

Surveys

Observations of practices and feedback

Evaluation system design with tools for implementation

Conducting evaluations (no personnel reviews)

Creating instruments for evaluating performances

FACILITATION​

Planning meetings

Information sharing

Small or large group discussions

General meetings where a convener is required

GRANT WRITING/TRAINING

Prospecting for funders

Advising about funding cycles and timing of applications

Committee facilitation for bigger grant designs

Proposal development with committee

Budgeting a project

Community resource mapping

Project design and initial implementation coaching

Grant writing training: Three days over time, interactive workshop with assignments

RESEARCH​ AND ANALYSIS

Project support

Data collection tailored to your needs from proprietary and public sources

Customized information set development

Reports on findings

Use this capacity to support your own reports and documents you prepare

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Facility arrangements for retreats

Pre-session assessment

Strategic plan report

Audience is Executive Director and Board of Directors. Staff may be included. 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Creating new educational programs

Creating curriculum

Creating documents to support funding proposals for programs

Developing programs in phases to fit funding available

Translation services for French and Spanish. Other languages available.