Conference and Workshop Design and Facilitation

Would you like to design more interactive and engaging workshops and presentations? Do you have a major conference that needs strong support to prepare, design and implement? StrategyHouse.dk has attended far too many conferences where there was no focus on audience interaction or participants’ learning.

We specialise in the facilitation of workshops and conferences which:

  • set an agenda that is ambitious and comprehensive, and is based on a thorough dialogue with you about the expected outcome
  • actively facilitate all attendees that participate, taking into account respect for protocol, sensitive topics and local power structures, but still making a successful event
  • help organisations and institutions to understand their objectives and assist them to build sustainable strategies of how to accomplish their objectives
  • make a more effective use of the wealth of existing knowledge and experience available in your organisation, institution or company

StratetyHouse.dk provides professional facilitators for international conferences, workshops and internal cross-functional meetings. StrategyHouse.dk will also provide summary actions and follow-ups to ensure the listed actions are completed.

Process Facilitation

Any project, however good, can fail if the process management is handled badly. The consultants from StrategyHouse.dk have extensive experience in facilitating complex processes to help ensure your project succeeds. We partner with you, so that you can focus on your participation, while we make sure that your process is running smoothly towards the desired outcome.

We help you to:

  • ensure progress towards your goal(s) while you and your participants work towards gaining ownership of the project and its processes.
  • facilitate decision-making processes where all the stakeholders feel included and understood
  • solve conflicts of interest creatively and constructively
  • secure commitment and contribution from all the stakeholders
  • build your own facilitation skills, to help you with your meetings, workshops, stakeholder relationships and more

By making facilitation integral to the organisation, as a part of its strategy, you will save your organisation time, energy and money.

With StrategyHouse.dk you will find consultants specialised in process consulting. We are Certified Management Consultants by CMC Denmark  – a network which strives to achieve the highest standards in consulting.

Monitoring Support

Have you ever collected large amounts of data that you never needed? Or have you some times realised your monitoring has missed key intermediate outcomes for several years? StrategyHouse.dk help our clients become more efficient in their project and programme monitoring. We support in

  • reviewing and monitoring the programme/project’s progress for project management and accountability purposes
  • making third party monitoring agreements, which might be relevant if you want to outsource your monitoring to specialists

Reports and recommendations on project adjustments will be based on findings, following the principles of propriety, feasibility, accuracy, and utility.

Findings, recommendations and their possible implications will be tested and validated with key stakeholders.

Financial Management Support

StrategyHouse.dk provides strategic financial support to civil society organisations and gives them advice on how to optimise their financial efficiency and funding portfolios. We can help your organisation’s financial unit or department achieve a high standard of financial accounting management; ensuring your compliance to local statutory law and donors’ regulations as well as consistency with the relevant policies, procedures and tools in your sector and network.

We can help you, as an organisation, to:

  • prepare your donor financial reports and proposal budgets
  • ensure you achieve full cost recovery (through strategic financial management and proposal budget development)
  • meet all your donor’s financial compliance requirements and ensure your reports are prepared on time and with a complete audit trail
  • identify, assess and recommend which reporting mechanisms to implement, in order to ensure accountable reporting between Finance, Procurement, Logistics, Distribution and Monitoring and Evaluation (and input to them if required)
  • assess your new partners’ financial capacities and provide financial capacity building where relevant
  • recruit, train and manage your finance staff and/or work closely with your existing finance staff

Management Support

Management support StrategyHouse.dk

Managers and management culture have a crucial impact on the way organisations and programs’ perform. Yet many managers remain unaware of how their daily practices and communication affect organisational effectiveness, motivation and performance.

StrategyHouse provides coaching and one-to-one advice and help organisations revise their procedures and daily practices to improve performance and optimise the use of human resources.

With StrategyHouse.dk you will find consultants specialised in management consulting. We are Certified Management Consultants by CMC Denmark  – a network which strives to achieve the highest standards in consulting.

 

Organisational Capacity Assessment

Have you ever wondered if your projects and programmes could link better to your organisation’s mission and vision? Have you discussed with your team, whether the infrastructure and the organisational structure is set-up to deliver in the most efficient way?

StrategyHouse.dk works with civil society organisations to help improve the performance of your organisation – be it the strategy, the leadership, the funding, the advocacy, or the programmes and how they are linked.

We help you:
– define the capacity areas of your organisation and their indicators
– measure the capacity of the different parts of your organisation
– identify the tools and processes you need to implement change
– prepare the strategy which will help you develop and possibly grow.

Capacity Building and Training

Would you like to design more interactive and engaging workshops and presentations? Do you have a major conference that needs strong support to prepare, design and implement? StrategyHouse.dk has attended far too many conferences where there was no focus on audience interaction or participants’ learning.

We specialise in the facilitation of workshops and conferences which:

  • set an agenda that is ambitious and comprehensive, and is based on a thorough dialogue with you about the expected outcome
  • actively facilitate all attendees who participate, taking into account respect for protocol, sensitive topics and local power structures, but still making a successful event
  • help organisations and institutions to understand their objectives and assist them to build sustainable strategies of how to accomplish their objectives
  • make a more effective use of the wealth of existing knowledge and experience available in your organisation, institution or company

StratetyHouse.dk provides professional facilitators for international conferences, workshops and internal cross-functional meetings. StrategyHouse.dk will also provide summary actions and follow-ups to ensure the listed actions are completed.

Appraisals

StrategyHouse.dk helps our clients with appraisals. We assess your programme, project or process to judge its quality, success or needs.

For example this could include:

  • an appraisal of the preparation process prior to project start-up
  • an appraisal of the programme’s compliance with mission, vision, values, policies and strategies
  • an appraisal of a project to compare its ability and options to deliver an objective
  • an appraisal of programme design, programme modality and management, as well as partner framework and the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, risk assessment, sustainability, budget, and recommendations.

 

Policy Formulations

StrategyHouse.dk is dedicated to helping our clients with developing policy formulations. Amongst other things, we help you:

  • build partnerships and alliances, and support work across the relevant sectors in a comprehensive manner
  • raise awareness – awareness raising efforts for policy formulations are often important to putting a strong focus on the community level. It is also important that governments and institutions support grassroots’ leaderships.
  • organise preparatory stakeholder forums and draft clear, comprehensive and authoritative reports, with recommendations that form a solid basis for a productive and formal draft of the agreed conclusions.

Strategic Planning and Design

Strategic planning is an organisational management activity and an organisation’s process of defining its strategy or direction. It is used to set priorities, focus energy and resources, strengthen operations and in particular to ensure that board, management, employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals.

StrategyHouse.dk assist partners in establishing agreement around intended outcomes/results, and assesses and adjust your organisation’s direction in response to a changing environment.

Strategic planning activities may include:

  • meetings and other communication among the organisation’s leaders to identify and create a shared understanding of the desired direction
  • workshops with staff to develop a rich context analysis of the competitive environment and what the organisation’s response to that environment (its strategy) should be.
  • a variety of strategic planning tools may be developed and used as part of strategic planning activities, e.g. PEST and SWOT analyses, scenario planning, visioning exercises, etc.

StrategyHouse.dk is a member of CMC Denmark – an international professional certification for management consulting professionals, awarded by institutes in 50 countries. See ICMCI