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McDermott Consulting on Communities, Knowledge Management, Expertise Retention, Decision Making, Innovation

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Networked Organization Briefing     1 Day     This is an open discussion of the variety of ways to manage interdependence – communities, networks and crowds. It covers the key differences between them, the support each requires, the advantages and disadvantages of each and what combination might be fit the needs of your organization. While we cannot provide a definitive consulting recommendation in the course of a day, we can provide you with enough understanding to sort out a general direction.
Introduction to Communities of Practice
More     1 Day     Learn the latest research in community development, answer your questions on how to start, sustain and get the most out of your communities.
Community Leader Training     1 Day     Effective community leaders are critical to community success.  In this workshop we teach community leaders and support staff how to start and sustain communities, including, how to engage members, manage the interface with operations, and guide their communities through transitions. Based on the largest quantitative study yet conduced on communities, this is the most comprehensive and accurate community leader training available. Requires ½ day customization.
Community Benchmarking
More     TBD by sample More     Learn how your communities stack up against others and what you can do to make them healthy and effective. Cost depends on the size of the survey & number of communities involved.
Community Development Strategy     1 – 2 Days     Using a structured set of thought provoking questions and many examples,, we help you build an overall community development strategy, including governance, structure, roles, participation, reward and implementation. From the discussion we produce a written strategy you can use as a guide to implementation. Cost varies with the complexity of the situation.
Management Community Briefing     2 Hrs     Discussion with senior and middle management on the evolving role of communities, the value they provide, what they can expect communities to deliver and what managers need to do to support them.
Revitalizing communities     Varies     Advise community leaders and development staff on how to rejuvenate flagging communities, increase engagement , build organizational support
Community Leader Toolkit
More         This comprehensive toolkit contains tip sheets and templates for community leaders covering all aspects of community leadership. The fee includes customizing the toolkit for your organization. The licensing fee gives all your community leaders access to it.