Organizational Development and Technical Assistance

The EnCompass team helps clients and partners achieve organizational excellence through technical assistance, strategic planning, and other services that enhance performance at all levels of the organization.

Our expert facilitators, organizational development advisors, and technical specialists provide comprehensive, integrated, and innovative solutions to clients across sectors to improve organizational performance.

Our Approach

EnCompass works with clients to articulate desired outcomes at the outset of a project and checks in regularly to ensure that our efforts are responsive to client’s needs and that lines of communication remain open. Our work in learning enables us to create linkages between individual capacity strengthening and organizational performance. Our monitoring and evaluation experts ensure that assessment and quality improvement are built into all of our efforts.

Promoting Organizational Excellence

To help organizations examine and improve performance, we offer a number of services, including:

  • Facilitation of Participatory Processes. We use a range of energizing, action-oriented virtual and in-person methodologies to bring people together to share and collaborate. Frequently used methods include: Appreciative Inquiry, Deep Dive, Open Space Technology, and World Café.
  • Organizational Assessments. We work with clients to gather information about the existing behaviors or practices within a system or across an organization in order to understand what is working well and where there is an opportunity for improvement.
  • Knowledge and Learning Strategy. We research and document best practices and lessons learned for clients and their audiences, and develop processes and tools that facilitate the sharing of knowledge, expertise, and lessons within and across groups. We also specialize in developing toolkits, slidedocs, and other creative reporting instruments to facilitate the uptake of information.
  • Benchmarking and Strategic Planning. We help organizations and programs plan through a comprehensive, facilitative process, and we support diverse teams to discover common ground and recognize how strategic partnerships can help achieve their goals.

Featured Projects

As a subcontractor to Social Impact, EnCompass is supporting activities to integrate gender issues into design, planning, implementation, and evaluation of Mission activities. Support has included developing gender resources -- a gender...

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Featured Team Member

Kate Krueger supports evaluation and technical assistance at EnCompass, working on technical proposal development as well...

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