Cross Organization Conversations

Issues involving the direction and strategy of your entire organization have a level of importance and complexity where they are often both of timely interest to all staff members, and require the input of diverse voices. Cross Organization Conversations are designed to address these kinds of topics in a way that is effective, inclusive and economical – delivering sharp, clear key strategies and messages and ensuring buy-in from your stakeholders.

Using the successful method we have developed for holding this kind of Conversation, we have worked with our clients to:

  • Identify key strategic goals to guide program planning and the direction of new initiatives
  • Reveal linkages between existing program work and opportunities for fruitful collaboration
  • Hone in on key messages and themes for outreach and fundraising and/ or to structure major events

LTA can work with you to envision the dynamics then hammer out the logistics.

Through this work, we have found that Cross Organization Conversations provide an invaluable source of information to inform strategic decisions in way that reflects and embodies work being done on the ground, the direction in which staff members and other key stakeholders wish to move, and develop effective messaging to engage with partners and stakeholders.

Participating in the small-group sessions that make up the Conversation enables staff members to have real input in decisions that affect their work and in doing so, creates a sense of buy-in and esprit. At the same time,  they provide  a valuable way to develop and hone your organizational brand.

Through our experience we have developed a set of best practices that ensure your Conversation is both effective and enjoyable for all involved.

We can guide you throughout all aspects of this process. As well as providing technical and logistical support we bring a team with insight into facets of what can be a complex undertaking, including:

  • Recruiting and scheduling participants into session
  • Training and orienting effective facilitators in this specific process
  • Extracting and analyzing themes that emerge and their relevance for your work

For an example see Projects: Building a Framework for a Lasting Peace

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