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Leadership development services from DCS are designed to enhance the quality and productivity of the leadership experience -- for the individual leader, the leader-staff partnership and the organization.
Leadership Development Systems
Thorough analysis of your organization’s environment and strategy for cultivating active volunteers and qualified, committed leaders.
Leadership Development System Evaluation and Design
Customized Leadership Development Strategies
Leadership Development Tools
Reference materials, tools and templates to reinforce best practices, help leaders apply concepts and fulfill job responsibilities effectively and consistently.
Leader Support Tools (planning templates, checklists, assessments)
Customized Personal Leadership/Team Assessments
Facilitation Training and Coaching
Investment in the development of in-house leader and staff facilitation and group management expertise.
Train-the-trainer Program (for staff and/or volunteer presenters and discussion leaders)
One-on-one Facilitator Coaching
Training Program Design and Delivery
Comprehensive design and delivery services based on proven adult learning principles, interactive training techniques and a thorough understanding of your organization’s training goals and leader profile.
Organization development services from DCS help leaders and staff look with a critical eye at the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization as a vehicle to deliver on the mission and make a difference for members and the profession.
Strategic Planning and Strategic Issue Deliberation
Comprehensive menu of planning services, from customized process design to implementation tools that ensure integration of your plan into daily operations at the board, committee and staff levels. Support in framing and deliberation of strategic issues that impact your organization’s future.
Examination of critical components of governance – structure, process, people, resources and culture – and how they work together efficiently and effectively to ensure the organization can achieve its stated mission, goals and priorities. Analysis and recommendations based on governance and organizational development principles and best practice.
Building strong, effective chapter structures and operations, and productive national-chapter relations.
Research and Evaluation
Targeted assessment of constituent needs, interests, perceptions and expectations. Quantitative and qualitative research methods and analysis to support planning, decision-making and program development.
Examination of staff structure, operating systems, and organizational culture to ensure the capacity and environment to support organizational goals and priorities. Analysis and recommendations based on management and organizational development principles and best practice.