Strategic Planning, Public/Community Engagement, and Facilitation Services
We help groups think together to catalyze individual ideas into shared ownership of actions and outcomes, creating pathways forward.
Providing POSITIVE Outcome-Oriented Services
Maximum results come from ensuring the best input is received from all stakeholders. There are multiple channels through which this is achieved. The professional methods provided by Moriarty Consulting Group include group meeting facilitation, qualitative research through focus groups, public/community engagement, solutions for school communities, strategic planning, training and development.
Group Meeting FacilitationWhether you are planning a meeting, a retreat, or a conference, we work with you to plan logistics, facilitate participant engagement, provide a written record of outcomes, and evaluate results. Our commitment to neutrality and our focus on objective outcomes are enhanced by our recognized ability to create environments that move groups from surface conversations to deep dialogue. These skills are how Moriarty Consulting Group brings diverse perspectives together and drives complex issues to a successful conclusion.
Focus GroupsFocus groups provide an excellent way to test assumptions while gaining additional insights that can further refine direction. This qualitative research involves moderation of small groups of stakeholders. Encouraging and facilitating the open sharing of participant opinions, beliefs, and attitudes is critical in clarifying strategies to support on-target outcomes. Focus groups can be used to supplement other forms of participatory engagement techniques, allowing us to go deeper and broadening understanding.
Public and Community ParticipationMoriarty Consulting Group provides structured techniques and planning services that encourage stakeholder involvement that is respectful, positive, and effective. We work with you to develop a detailed public participation plan that is aligned with each step of your decision-making process. This methodology ensures that those affected by a decision are not only involved, but that they have a voice. Clear communication strategies, achievable objectives, and evaluation tools continuously measure the effectiveness of your initiative.
Strategic PlanningA strategy is the roadmap to achieve goals. We help you clarify your organization’s purpose, identity, intention, and long-range vision. Our planning processes ensure that the arrived at and agreed upon strategy fits your group’s culture and structure. Through clear goals and metrics, we work with you to identify and invest in the right programs and projects. We make sure that you extract the value of your strategy though continuous evaluation, reframing, and value-based decisions.
Measurement and AssessmentOne key way to assess the health and functioning of an organization is through empirical data collection and analysis. The notion of metrics and statistics may be intimidating for some, but MCG understands the power of data and what it can tell you about your organization. We can comprehensively assess how well your programs are running, to what extent you are meeting your stated goals, and where there is room for growth or change. We craft the best research design to address the question at hand – from online surveys to in-person interviews – collect the data, analyze the findings, and present reliable results in a comprehensible and useful format.
Solutions for School CommunitiesAs a Texas Education Agency registered provider for continuing education, we work with school boards, district staff, parent organizations, and community partners to create and sustain excellence. We provide certified board training and facilitation services, helping groups create thoughtful visions and actionable goals, to improve the lives of students and support the infrastructure of neighborhoods. We are passionate about education and believe all schools have the potential to be great schools when parents and community come together, discuss issues, and build consensus to create viable programs and initiatives with impact.
Training & DevelopmentHopes and dreams come alive, and visions are achieved, when people are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be successful. We provide one-on-one coaching, group training, and team building activities that support the growth and excellence of individuals and organizations. Our focus on facilitative leadership training expands effectiveness and capacity by teaching individual members of groups to effectively lead by inspiring teams, embracing participation, and building commitment for sustainable outcomes.
Board Governance Training & ConsultingMoriarty Consulting Group helps build leaders. With a singular focus on strengthening nonprofit board leadership and governance, our organization offers a wide range of consulting and advisory services to meet the needs of nonprofits, foundations and corporate programs in nonprofit board service.
Here is what organizations we have worked with have to say
"Jennifer’s energy and expertise ignited new interest and infused enthusiasm in each participant as she kept us on task as we discussed our commitment, givens, current reality – of both our group and the project’s success – and our victory."
Cindy Alleman, Corporate Relations Assoc.
Texas Public Radio & AccessAbility Fest (respectively)
"...Jennifer is unique to my experience, because of her ability to invoke the very soft side of philanthropy—empathy, patience and the like, with a rare willingness to speak directly and forcefully when that is called for...she became the de facto leader of our effort in Autism..."
Tullos Wells, Managing Director
Kronkosky Charitable Foundation
"...Jennifer put us on course for a record year as everyone left the meeting energized and excited about the Home’s future and prepared to turn our vision into a reality. As a result, we recently celebrated St. PJ’s “victory” as we expanded our services..."
Joanna Weidman, VP of Administration
Board of Directors Past-President
NuStar Energy & St. PJ's Children's Home (respectively)
Jennifer, a TCEE group certified facilitator, is unique in the facilitation community due to her more than three decades in corporate and non-profit finance roles, coupled with extensive involvement in the local community. She draws deeply from this leadership base to provide a solid experiential foundation to support her clients. Jennifer believes in the power of shared ideas and thoughtful, intentional processes to determine actions that will create successful outcomes.
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