The pace of change and the increasing demands placed on leaders requires a culture of continual improvement. Every organization benefits from ongoing training and professional development activities. Sometimes, the pace of change and competing priorities bring people and groups into conflict. Facilitation is the method of helping people communicate, bringing diverse interests to consensus, and creating the “win-win” that is in the best interest of the organization.
Boards of Directors are constantly evolving. The ability to assess leadership needs and create brief, clear programs that allow for immediate application is a clear strength of the Sumption & Wyland team. Over 70 boards of directors have received effective needs assessment, training, and facilitation to remain healthy and ready to meet the challenges of organizational governance. Nonprofit organizations, public school boards, county commissions, and city commissioners are among the groups that have benefitted from Sumption & Wyland’s board training & development.
Teams of one to 40 have received customized training in all areas of management, leadership, teams-effectiveness, and communication. Each training program is customized to meet the goals set for the organization, business, or industry. Some often-sought training programs include:
Building quality communication, confronting bad behavior, mediating broken relationships, building coalitions, carving out community strategies, and prioritizing future actions are just some of the facilitation work Sumption & Wyland have completed. We have worked with over 100 groups, assisting in the mapping the future through facilitated discussion. As facilitators, Sumption & Wyland assists groups to get the very best solutions and get the buy-in necessary for ideas to come to life.
Nonprofit board governance is indispensable to nonprofit success. From board recruitment and selection to roles, responsibilities, and regulatory requirements, we assist leaders to maximize their board's value and success, both as individual members and collectively.
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Executive coaching can make the difference in a successful career. We maintain a select coaching practice that allows us to focus on each client individually and be available to them when needed.
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