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Facilitation & Strategic Planning Services

“John was an excellent facilitator. He was practical, flexible, interesting and interactive with our managers. They gained the skills they needed as they continue with their own formation for the position they hold within the organization.”

– Sr. Anglim, DC, Chief Mission Integration Officer, San Vicente Family Health Center / Centro de Salud Familiar

Facilitation and Strategic Planning
Professional facilitation for organizations, teams and collaborations from highly skilled and cultural competent facilitators to produce results. With over 15 years of expertise, we focus on clear deliverables, applying problem-solving skills, and help groups come to important decisions together. We help organizations, foundations, businesses and educational institutions with:

  • Strategic planning support in any phase of development
  • Vision and mission statements,
  • Goals, objectives, and strategies
  • Developing and defining boards, committees, task forces and other structural support.
  • Sustainability, marketing and communication plans,
  • Outcome focused plans and recommendations to advance
  • Initiative and collaboration development

“John spent most of a year managing a sensitive, emotionally- charged issue with the APS School Health Advisory Council and the task force on “Reproductive Health.” John and a co-facilitator from his firm shepherded the group through 6 well-facilitated strategic planning sessions which led to capturing a wide variety of opinions and input and then processing all into a concise set of recommendations that were ultimately adopted by the APS Board of Education.

John is exemplary in his professionalism, extraordinary in his knowledge and skill of group processes, and endearing in his intention and ability to connect with people and support them in their work…he has my highest regard.”

– Jeanne Forrester, Ed.D., Wellness Manager, Albuquerque Public Schools

Organizational Retreats
We offer organizational retreats to support planning and stronger organizations using a strength based focus in half day, full day or multi-day events. In our processes we can incorporate fun team and relationship building activities along with leadership, planning, enhancing clarity, and communication skills improvement. These retreats help everyone be more productive and aligned in their efforts together.

“John Linney and his team conducted both our fall and spring retreats for the Human Resource Services Team incorporating an array of topics and most importantly creating a comfortable atmosphere for all of our employees. Impact Coaching & Speaking’s discretion and confidentiality with each and every person on our team has been refreshing and has allowed us to continue to extend an invitation to John Linney each semester to continue working with us. He would be an asset to any organization to have as an advisor and driver to any issues they may have, and I am happy to give them my wholehearted endorsement.”

– Sonya E. Villa-Saenz, Training & Development Project Manager, University of Texas at El Paso.

Collaboration and Partnership Building
Insight, tools, and practices that create functioning community collaborations to meet the needs of local communities. Services can include the creation and strengthening of operating practices, boards, and advisory committees, SWOT analysis, staff and leadership development training, and other critical practices for creating effective partnerships or initiatives. This service is based on extensive experience and known best practices in the United States and Mexico.

Partial List of Facilitation & Planning Clients

  • Paso del Norte Health Foundation
  • Albuquerque Public Schools
  • Leaders in Life California
  • Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico
  • Atlantic Philanthropies
  • San Vicente Centro de Salud Familiar
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • Federacion Mexicana de Asociaciones Privadas (FEMAP)
  • School Based Health Center Collaborative of Doña Ana County
  • West Oso Independent School District
  • AmeriCorps
  • Community Matters