Sam Brier brings extensive hands-on experience, as well as drawing upon an academic and research background, to his work in the following organisation and management areas:
Strategic planning – for organisations wishing to learn about or develop strategic planning processes. Includes identification of organisational values; understanding the impact of external pressures; identifying purpose and objectives; obtaining buy-in of all stakeholders; bringing out strategic issues; identifying key actions required to achieve goals and enhance capacity.
Interim management – for voluntary and public sector organisations seeking to cover vacancies at director level and achieve short-term assignments or task focused activities, especially in policy and research, fundraising, service delivery and general management.
Service delivery – for those wishing to re-structure, grow or prioritise services. Examines context and external drivers; organisation and management issues; how to engage the voice of users and volunteers; logistics and budget considerations; means of delivery.
Collaborative and partnership working – for those wanting to work collaboratively with other organisations. Covers all aspects of collaborative working between organisations in the same sector or with those in other sectors; includes theories of collaboration; explanations of collaborative approaches; formal and informal partnerships; purpose and drivers; obstacles and barriers; different models; action strategies.
Merger – for those considering organisational merger or who are interested in the subject. Includes facilitation and negotiation for an actual merger process; definitions and context; drivers; stages and success factors; deal breakers and benefits.
Governance – for organisations wishing to achieve more effective governance. Examines issues of authority and accountability in voluntary organisations; includes issues of recruitment and diversity; role and functions of boards of trustees; relationships with paid staff and development of an effective model.
- Strategic planning
- Interim management
- Service delivery
- Collaborative and partnership working
by whichever of these approaches is most
suitable to the circumstances:
- general or tailor-made training sessions
- study days or workshops
- organisational consultancy
- interim management