Consulting

VIRTUAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE CONSULTING

We will coach you in designing engaging and productive virtual meetings and conferences. We have a library leading practices in collaborative technology and virtual facilitation modalities. We will work with you to design the most effective virtual format and agenda design to meet the desired outcomes for your event.

A consultant will...

  • Ensure that you are using the right tools for accomplishing your desired outcomes 

  • Help you design your staffing model to support flow and troubleshooting 

  • Make recommendations that support engagement, such as shorter sessions, use of pre-recorded videos for long speeches, contingency planning and pre-event technology training 

  • Train your team of facilitators and technical hosts to be set up for productive teaming 

ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING

​The foundation of our organization development experience is in Appreciative Inquiry—a philosophy, a methodology, and a research tool that engages stakeholders in the process of leveraging what is currently working in order to move into the desired future state. We approach organization development as an engaged observer and reporter, with the belief that in order to see effective change, all stakeholders must be "in the room," or at least part of the process.  It is not up to us to tell an organization what to do; our role is to show an organization the narrative that it is telling itself and help leaders and teams make decisions about change that are right for their unique story. 

Our consulting process includes:

  • Planning and kick-off with your internal support committee 

  • Robust and representative data gathering through surveys, interviews and focus groups 

  • Environmental scan report with suggestions and recommendations for forward action 

  • Whole system change workshop or workshop series 

  • Action planning with internal support committee 

  • Close-out and retrospective feedback process with recommendations for continued support

​An organization development and communications consultant will...

  • Help you understand the culture and/or health of the organization or those it serves 

  • Create an impactful approach to a major systematic change 

  • Help you understand how the organization uses, shares and retains knowledge 

  • Support improved internal communications structures and/or meetings

Resources for Consultants

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George Mason University OD Masters

OD and Knowledge Management 

In this cohort-based program, you will be part of a dynamic community of professionals. You will graduate from the organization development master's program with the capacity to manage, evaluate, and affect rapid change in government, corporate, and nonprofit organizations.

Organization Development Network

Membership Association

 

Guided by clearly-articulated values, principles, and ethical standards, the OD Network serves change agents by creating a global community for exchanging best practices, opportunities to interact with thought leaders and access to leading edge practices, tools and technologies. 

Reinventing Organizations

by Frederic Laloux, et al

 

The uplifting message of Reinventing Organizations has resonated with readers all over the world, and they have turned it, one conversation at a time, into a word-of-mouth phenomenon. The book has helped shift the conversation from what’s broken with management today to what’s possible. 

Chesapeake Bay OD Network

Washington, DC Association

 

Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network (CBODN) is the premier DC Metro area network and community of practice of Organization Development (OD) practitioners.

The Flawless

Consultant

by Peter Block

 

This Third Edition to Peter Block's Flawless Consulting tackles the challenges next generation consultants face, including more guidance on how to ask better questions, dealing with difficult clients, working in an increasingly virtual world, how to cope with complexities ..

The Fifth Discipline 

by Peter Senge

 

The leadership stories in the book demonstrate the many ways that the core ideas in The Fifth Discipline, many of which seemed radical when first published in 1990, have become deeply integrated into people’s ways of seeing the world and their managerial practices.

ABOUT

Dancing with Markers® offers visual facilitation, visual-note-taking, coaching, workshops and training, and consulting services, both in person and through virtual sessions. 

MEET US

Meet us in an upcoming Friday Coffee Chat, an opportunity to grow confidence in the virtual environment, connect with other facilitators, and learn about our offerings and events. 

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