To become the leading advocate in advancing rights and opportunities for all girls and employ a proven, dynamic model to empower 250,000 girls from low-income communities to discover their strengths and thrive.
I have long believed that a consultant’s role (like any leader) is not to tell an organization what they should do, but rather to guide them to discover what they clearly understand and are ready to do for themselves. I would like to do that for girls inc.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Girls inc. is in need of a learning and development consultant who can lead their team and help prepare a learning strategy that will take their current training program to the next level and allow them to move boldly into the future. Loosely this includes:
What I love about the girls inc. corporate strategic plan is the solid acknowledgement that people development is essential to success and that this team of people are their greatest assets. To meet this very lofty goal, it will take the entire team, a team that must be at their very best; prepared, practiced, passionate and BOLD.
You currently have a very successful and proven program to engage, motivate and prepare girls to become their very best selves. I propose that girls inc. execute the same logic in developing their leadership and team development plan. I believe the very approach and understanding for learning that girls inc. has used to empower girls is the exact same approach that will empower, engage and motivate their internal team.
Few organizations have at their very core a model for learning and for guiding an individual to their next best step of personal effectiveness as does girls inc. That very same model is essential to building a strong and effective team and most organizations rarely experience it.
Most organizations put “training” plans in place that focus on content rather than context. This leaves training in a vacuum and rarely does it effectively impact the day-to-day connections or operations.
Learning should be a mindful effort, the way it is with the girls. Learning opportunities happen daily, weekly and monthly via:
Failures are never failures, they are lessons. Differences, misunderstandings and decisions are opportunities to discuss the mission, vision or goal at hand. Leaders empower staff with the opportunity to figure it out on their own.
Discovery is one of the most important pieces of any project. Identifying the current situation not only identifies the baseline, but also allows for all (or most) team members to share their personal view of the corporation.
The outcome can at times be eye-opening; leaders may discover situations they were not aware of or team members with great insight or potential.
Discovery will give us a place to start. Identifying what your corporation currently does very well, superior processes that are working in one location but going unknown to other locations and where opportunities might be being missed.
All solutions start with discovery. Here’s how we’ll do it:
Building the development plan will require a diverse team. Using a team from all corporate levels and experiences will ensure that all team members are represented in the discussions and that the end result is not a forced solution but a collaborative solution.
Building will require energy, passion, honesty and a willingness to challenge the status quo. Here’s how we’ll do it:
Based on the final outcomes of all concepts, a high-level learning plan will be delivered.
Each plan piece will include:
At the end of this project, girls inc. will have:
To ensure the success of this project, it will be important that the identified key staff, selected affiliates and stakeholders consider this project a high priority. Due to the quick movement and expectations of the project, it will be critical that agreed upon tasks are completed on time and meetings be attended as scheduled.
I am a seasoned speaker, consultant, trainer, developer and coach of 30 years. I spent 20+ years as an independent consultant, facilitator, and training professional. For the past 8 years, I have worked in training leadership; successfully developing training plans and programs for corporate teams, leadership and new hires. In May 2016, I started my own business fueled with a passion for helping move leadership teams and individuals forward in their own personal effectiveness.
I have a unique blend of talents that allow me to easily move from organizational development to course-ware development to facilitator, trainer, speaker.
I am comfortable working with learning management systems (LMS) to administer, design and create course-ware. I have researched, compared, selected and contracted with LMS providers.
Prior to knowing about this job, I was in contact with our local girls inc director setting up a discussion to consider a “girls & moms symposium”. In Oct. 2016 I initiated and worked to bring an Australian Documentary, “Embrace” to a local theater to empower women to be bold and move past the “body” baggage they carry. I am passionate about being powerful and bold in life; knowing your unique talents, your unique passions and identifying the unique part you play in this world.