...today's world is a bit more complex. More considerations, more options, real-time pressures, instantaneous expectations, clients, members, and customers--they dot a complicated landscape and make business decisions more critical than ever.
Whether your organization is just getting under way or a going concern, for-profit or not-for-profit, the management, growth, leadership, and strategic planning decisions you make today will have significant ramifications for tomorrow. You want to get them right.
Strategic Thinking, Planning & Implementation... ...are what separate really successful organizations that thrive because they plan their destinies from those that simply react to market and environmental conditions.
PRACTICAL STRATEGIES can guide and advise organizational leaders, serve as a sounding board for your ideas, develop strategic management and marketing initiatives, and work with leaders and staff on implementation roles and activities.
Whether short-term issues or long-term projects--PRACTICAL STRATEGIES is the efficient, straightforward, objective adjunct to your management team.
Testimonials Tell the Story
"Our association management company has used Practical Strategies for projects ranging from assessing prospective clients and restructuring proposals and contracts to facilitating client strategic planning and leadership retreats. PS has been instrumental in our company's growth as well as our client associations' development and focus."Norman Wallis, Ph.D., President, PAI Management Corporation, Bethesda, MD
"With his practical experience as an association management professional, a former owner of a successful Association Management Company, and experience sitting on the other side of the table as a member of numerous boards and committees, Cliff Brownstein is uniquely positioned to consult with a wide range of not-for-profit organizations on a multitude of strategic and operational issues. He is highly recommended!" John R. Waxman, President, The Sherwood Group Inc., Northbrook, IL
"Cliff has done an excellent job with the Board of Directors of one of our association management partners. He led them through team-building, into a self-analysis of the Board's performance, and then facilitated debates and decision making on the Association's strategic positioning. All of the Directors gave high marks to Cliff's day-long session. The time was productive, the pacing was perfect, and Cliff was very adept at meeting the needs of the individual participants." J. Michael Reitelbach, President, Organization Management Group, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA.
"I was frankly skeptical that much would come of our deliberations, in part because of presumed institutional inertia and in part because my prior experience with "facilitators" was less than encouraging. On both counts, I was blown away. I was impressed with the Committee's willingness to challenge its own existence, and I was particularly impressed with the way Cliff ran the meeting. It might have been unclear at the outset where we were heading, but to my view, that reflected the very problems we faced. That Cliff was able to bring out and then guide the eventual consensus is a real testament to his skills." Allen A. Mitchell, M.D., Chairman, Strategic Planning Committee & President-Elect, International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology