Levine Associates excels in the design and facilitation of planning processes.
Our philosophy emphasizes inclusive processes that utilize data on stakeholder
views and relevant big picture trends and indicators. Typical assignments
range from facilitation of annual retreats to strategic planning and business
planning processes to instituting annual goal setting and evaluation processes.
is widely recognized as a highly skilled facilitator and a knowledgeable
advisor on strategic choices. Participants give consistently positive
evaluations to planning sessions that Mark facilitates.
Executive Director Coaching and Peer Support
Mark provides coaching to individual Executive Directors
through regular in person or phone consultations designed to build skills
and introduce new tools of analysis, management or organizational development.
also serves as facilitator for peer support events that bring together
groups of Executive Directors. Using the "Colloquium Method"
of facilitated small group discussions on topics chosen by Executive Directors,
Mark helps participants realize the potential of this powerful approach
to peer learning and networking.
Mark Levine Associates also has a strong competency in
organizational assessment methods and the application of assessment results
to building capacity. Assessments can be conducted as part of a planning
process or as a stand-alone assignment. The assessment can be comprehensive
or focus on one or more dimensions of the life of a community based organization.
of Directors and Staff Development
Mark Levine Associates often assists Boards of Directors
to conduct self-assessments and develop plans for strengthening their
capacity to govern and support their community based nonprofit. Many Boards
have stepped up their effectiveness as a result of these Board development
often presents workshops aimed at developing staff skills. The emphasis
is always on combining conceptual understanding with practical application.
Topics include: facilitation skills, team approaches, and supervision
Mark Levine Associates has a wealth of experience in assisting
community based nonprofit organizations in times of leadership transition.
Services include: advising for Boards in cases where the time of transition
is also a time of serious organizational challenge, management of Executive
Director search processes and coaching for interim leadership.