In our ongoing efforts to model organizational excellence, EnCompass is dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, for our clients and as a company. Much of the current conversation considers these terms together, as “D&I.” But having a diverse workforce doesn’t automatically create an inclusive workplace; rather, inclusivity is a prerequisite before an organization can leverage its diversity. Grasping this relationship requires reflection and a deep understanding of these intertwined elements of organizational excellence.
Under a five-year contract with USAID, EnCompass manages the Global Health Professional and Organizational Development (GHPOD) II program. GHPOD’s role is to provide professional and organizational development support to USAID’s health sector staff around the world to build their capacity to lead and manage health programs. Through the GHPOD mechanism, EnCompass provides a variety of training and learning programs to build capacity in technical areas, program management, leadership, personal and team effectiveness, retreats and strategic meetings, and staff performance management.
EnCompass conducted a corporate evaluation of UN Women’s Regional Architecture. UN Women’s mandate is to progress efficiently and effectively toward the goal of achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment.
In its aim to end global hunger, the World Food Programme(WFP) is striving to plan and commission independent, credible and useful evaluation evidence across the organization. With this in mind, WFP asked EnCompass to co-design and implement a comprehensive learning programme to build the capacity of all of its staff in evaluation principles and management. The Evaluation Learning Programme (EvalPro) targets all staff with the skills and knowledge they require to engage with or manage evaluations.
This paper advocates for the creation of an overall evaluation plan— or “evaluation system” — for all nonprofit organization programs. Such an evaluation plan would aim to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations implementing social programs by enabling them to learn from their experience, strengthen partnerships, and promote strategic thinking in their organizations.
EnCompass worked with Oceana, the largest international advocacy organization focused on ocean conservation, as the DC-based NGO’s learning and development partner. Having experienced enormous growth in the last 3 years, Oceana has 16 offices in North America, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia. Beginning in 2015, EnCompass was hired to work with Oceana leadership to develop a learning and development framework to guide on-boarding of staff and a full year of development for new staff, with the goal of creating a “One Oceana” culture throughout the growing organization.
EnCompass has won the rebid of the USAID Training and Facilitation Services contract at an exciting time in the Agency’s history of organizational management and development. Since 2006, EnCompass has been a trusted partner for the USAID Office of Human Capital and Talent Management (HCTM), successfully providing a wide range of training design and delivery services. The new work with HCTM is launching right on the heels of the recent release of USAID’s 2015-2019 Global Workforce Learning Strategy (GWLS).
Through this five-year blanket purchase agreement, EnCompass is supporting the Foreign Service Institute’s Leadership and Management School in its efforts to develop career leaders and managers in the Department of State and the larger foreign affairs community and offer mandated leadership training for mid through senior grade levels. EnCompass delivers leadership development courses on a variety of topics, consulting and organizational development services, and curriculum design, assessment and evaluation support.
The World Bank provides a number of resources through which staff members can address their concerns and grievances. EnCompass worked with a variety of these IJS offices --Ombudsman, Ethics and Business Conduct, Mediation, Appeals Committee, and Administrative Tribunal --to develop evaluation systems, conduct evaluations, and analyze exit interview data. EnCompass solicited feedback from WBG staff and managers who have used Internal Justice System (IJS) services in order to improve them and meet the needs of the World Bank Group community better.
ASIRT is an educational and advocacy organization that seeks to reduce traffic fatalities around the world, with extensive programs in Turkey and Kenya. EnCompass worked with ASIRT to develop a detailed strategic plan built on past successes to carry the organization into its next phase of organizational development.