We firmly believe in the value of strategic thinking and planning for all organizations, from the smallest to the largest. A strong plan keeps everyone – staff, board, volunteers, members, community - aligned towards a shared vision of success. A planning facilitator allows staff and board to fully engage in the planning process. The planning process we develop will be customized for your organization, its opportunities and challenges, and its resources.
Organizations often need to take stock, assess their policies, systems or operations and make adjustments. Laura can help you with reviewing and revising bylaws, board self-evaluation, writing ethics policies, and other fundamentals of sound management. She also organizes and facilitates accreditation self-studies and other assessments. Laura is an experienced surveyor for AAM’s Museum Assessment Program and a contributor to AASLH’s StEPS manual.
meeting and Retreat Facilitation
Roberts Consulting can organize your meetings or retreats from start to finish, from creating the agenda to writing the final report with action plans. We work with groups that include staff, collaborators, scholars, artists, board members and community representatives to think through questions related to organizational management, planning, and program development.
Organizations are never short of ideas, but they often lack the time to do the analysis to identify and develop the programs that will best serve their targeted audiences. We can do the assessment and research to support planning and development of new services, programs, or exhibitions.