2012-13. Population Council leadership retained me to consult on two their strategic planning processes. The first project was a three-year plan, funding analysis, and board presentation for the newly appointed Vice President of the Council’s Poverty, Gender and Youth program. They are implementing the plan at this writing, and I continued to consult on the monitoring and reporting through staff interviews and retreats. The second was an in-depth survey and SWOT analysis of the Council’s HIV and AIDS program, which culminated in a report to the President’s “strategic refresh” initiative. Many staff and external advisors and stakeholders were interviewed; current donor trends were analyzed in the context of the program’s future funding objectives; and revisions to the program’s organizational structure were recommended.
2018: the Council's leadership retained me to design, facilitate, and report on a pivotal all-staff exercise entitled "Big Ideas: The Future of the Population Council." Using an advance survey instrument and consulting with key Council leaders, the exercise proved to be hugely popular among staff and next steps are being discussed.
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