CAPACITY BUILDING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
our capacity building and professional development workshops aim at a process by which individuals and organizations obtain, improve, and retain skills, knowledge, tools, and other resources needed to do their jobs competently or to a greater capacity in their organizations. The workshops utilize a participatory approach to self development and incorporates adult learning principles and experiential learning to ensure the retention,application and duplication of skills and knowledge imparted at our workshops
Our Consultants are adept with effective facilitation skills and utilize cutting-edge Organization Development concepts, models, practices and processes to deliver relevant content guaranteed to impact positively on the individual and the organization immediately The Content of our workshops are crafted together with the organization to identify the most relevant areas critical to the development of the Organization. Community capacity building is a conceptual approach to social, behavioral change and leads to infrastructure development. It simultaneously focuses on understanding the obstacles that inhibit people, governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from realizing their development goals and enhancing the abilities that will allow them to achieve measurable and sustainable results.
Our Capacity building workshops incorporate a capcacity assessment and feedback tool to direct further training topics necessary for the client's development. Tailor made content is also prepared to reflect and represent the pragmatic situations in the client organization. VOD encourages client organizations to develop a culture of consistent staff training on topics of Organizational Development to equip all staff with the needed knowledge and skill to drive the vision and mission of the organization. The human factor in Organizations is a one major facet, running as a strength on one line and parralled as a weakness on another line, and this is determined by the development capacity of the Human resource of the organization. It is therefore expedient to recommend, that clients pay a much closer attention to the content and consistency of capacity building workshops in their organizations.
Some common Workshops in our portfolio which have developed the effectiveness and productivity of several organizations include
COACHING AND MENTORING
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ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY ASSESSMENT
The Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool is utilized by our OD professionals to throw light and create realistic feedback on the client organization. The tool serves as a mirror for the client organization to see its present capacity and direction for growth into a more matured organization.
The Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) is a structured tool for a facilitated self-assessment of an organization's capacity which is used to direct action planning for capacity improvements and interventions. The self-assessment approach increases ownership of the action plan which enhances the sustainability of interventions
The OCAT is facilitated by the consultant together with the client team to draw insight from an effective sample size in the organization with the sole purpose of allowing the people in the organization to communicate and bring to bear, observations, and facts on various diagnostic test areas of organization Development. Organization Development is a fact driven development process and hence, OCAT seeks to factualize the direction for Action Planning and Interventions for growth, thus eliminating assumption based actions.
Data Gathered from the OCAT is analysed and represented in understandable formats with lucid outcomes and patterns as feedback to the Client Organization. A feedback report shall be submitted to the Executive Management of the Organization to understand the true picture of the organization which possibly may vary from their own administrative direction of perceived growth factors
OCAT has more often than Not, Depicted that most of what management may perceive as challenges in an organization tend to be merely symptoms of an underlying defect in one or more key diagnostic areas of the Organization's Development. The Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool can be utilized for the development of baseline and periodic capacity assessments of an organization, helping organizations to measure how the organization’s capacity changes over time. This process helps organizations to address the the changing growth needs of the organization based on realistic indicators for development
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ACTION PLANNING & INTERVENTIONS
At VOD, we place utmost importance not only on the decisions and actions of your organization but the process as well. We advocate that the process is a s critical as the decision itself. In this regard, Action Planning is a critical stage of the action research which requires the competence of a facilitator with the appropriate tools and processes to create a sustainable Action plan. We achieve this through a participatory approach which irons out considerable resistance issues and creates absolute buy-in from all stakeholders, with clear details as to the W5H priciple of Project Management
Following the action research process, we design relevant Intervention to transgress the client organization beyond its immediate setbacks and drive a sustainable development path. Our Interventions are rooted in social science and thus, guarantees a positive outcome for the development of the client.
Our Interventions are basically grouped into the following spheres of Development Interventions
SMALL GROUPS OR TEAM INTERVENTIONS
LARGE GROUPS OR ORGANIZATIONAL INTERVENTIONS
Some Common Interventions that we have implemented and successfully transformed several organizations and individuals into higher effectiveness, productivity and Achievements include
PEOPLE POLICY DEVELOPMENT
LIFE AND CAREER PLANNING
OPEN SYSTEMS MAPPING
CHANGE AND TRANSITION MANAGEMENT
VALUE PROPOSITION AND BRANDING
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BUSINESS PROFILING & STRATEGIC PLANNING
The Organizational Profile is the bedrock of every organizational development project and arguably its most critical component for growth. This document provides a general overview of the organization, its history, its leadership and strategic plan as well as anything else a potential partner, investor, donor, client or customer might be interested in knowing on a broad level. Your Organizational profile
Outlines the organization’s culture and standards
Represents the organization in a clear and honest way
Sets the Organization in-line with its goals for the future
Tells the credibility story of your Organization
Our consultants work with each client to identify their organization’s core values and create an Organizational Profile that is reflective of both their current state and future goals.
A professionally represented Organizational profile sets our clients apart from the rest, giving them a remarkable competitive edge to development and growth. Profiling your organization allows you the unmatched advantage of
VOD adopts a participatory approach in developing a working STRATEGIC PLAN for all clients. The strategic plan communicates the organizational goals and the actions needed to achieve those goals. This is a very important process which can make or break an organization. It is therefore facilitated by our apt OD consultants who facilitate a matured and professional level strategic planning process.
....................... WE DO NOT DESIGN YOUR STRATEGIC PLAN FOR YOU, WE DESIGN IT WITH YOU........................
As an OD Firm, we place due importance on processes. hence, we facilitate strategic planning through our unique OD process which ensures the best planning and decision making by the client while imprinting a sustainability measure for the strategic plan.
Developing a Strategic plan presents the client with immeasurable benefits including
DEFINING THE SCOPE OF YOUR ACTIVITIES —Review your motivation, costs and resources.
REVIEWING YOUR COMPANY'S RELEVANT INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT— Pestel and Swot Analysis
FORMULATING STRATEGIES— tactics based on the above factors.
IMPLEMENTING YOUR STRATEGY— Action Planning and Resource Allocation
CONSENSUS BUILDING—Get all key players on the same page and absolute buy-in for sustainability
MONITORING, EVALUATION and FEEDBACK—Track your progress and motivate your employees to keep up their efforts.
INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY—Ensure employees know where they’re going and optimize their use of resources.
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