Change Strategies by Sankofa
SANKOFA - A TEAM OF SPECIALISTS COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH YOU IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS
With experienced mediators trained in conflict management and negotiation, and honed by work in diverse communities, Sankofa excels at working with clients to establish and transparent processes which create an environment in which complex issues can be unpacked, and difficult conversations can be held.
Our facilitators have managed inter-personal conflict, facilitated the resolution of conflicts which have arisen because of changes in the structure and composition of staff and volunteer teams, as well as conflicts between organizations. Services include mediation, facilitated discussions, the development of terms of reference and agreements which allow organizations to move forward after addressing sticky issues.
Vision and planning are key pillars of organizational success. Sankofa works with your leadership and key stakeholders in the organization to explore the environment, identify strengths and plan to strategically position you for your desired future.
Sankofa’s team have planned, implemented and evaluated a variety of programs locally, nationally and internationally. Examples include youth development programs, Social enterprise initiatives, women’s programs, civic engagement, children’s and literacy programs.
Need a manager for a short period to hit the ground running while you advertise to fill a position, wrap up a program which is at the end of its cycle, trouble shoot? Sankofa’s team of seasoned professionals has specialized in running organizations and being parachuted in to resolve a crisis. Call us to discuss your particular situation.
Each member of Sankofa’s team is a seasoned facilitator, skilled in the design, delivery and evaluation of workshops and capacity-building sessions in a variety of areas. These include Conflict Management, Diversity/Anti-oppression, Identity, Customer service, Asset mapping, Leadership development, Facilitation, Team building, Critical thinking, Cross cultural communication, financial management, fund-raising and wellness.
In the current fiscal environment, organizations and businesses are increasinglly exploring partnership possibilties. Sankofa's team has worked with clients to create, improve, clarify and develop supportive policies and guidelines that allow independent entities to work together productively.
Started an organization which has grown more quickly than you planned? Need help with governance issues, administrative systems or management? Sankofa can assist with the nuts and bolts of establishing your organization – from registration through setting up an accounting system, chairing meetings to evolving from a Steering Committee to a board of directors.
SOCIAL INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY
Diversity management is an important construct in growing a successful organization. Sankofa can assist in assessing your organization’s current status in this area and will work with you to plan and implement initiatives which will make diversity an integral part of your organization. Adept at finding innovative ways of engaging disenfranchised populations, Sankofa is a key partner in any attempt to increase social inclusion of such groups.
Need help in developing resources? In addition to the more traditional area of fund-raising (and team members have developed and implemented successful fund-raising strategies and developed proposals for a specific response), Sankofa team members have also developed educational materials, tool kits, brochures and websites.
We often need help in balancing competing priorities and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Sankofa provides workshops on finding that equilibrium, teaching participants a series of handy ‘tools’ which they will take away to use in their daily lives.