Our services include: Online Assessments and Roadmap Reports; Consulting; Implementation Services; and Training/Workshops.
“Our community engagement team used the socially responsible assessment as a tool to ensure that we are not only doing the right things in our work, but that we are doing things right. The tool was very helpful in giving us insights on what we are doing well, and where we need to advance our work.”
—Sandra Seader, Assistant City Manager
Assessments - Yours or Ours
The Sage Works online confidential assessment tool helps organizations better understand and assess their management, policies, and practices regarding their stakeholders.
Asking the right questions is key to finding the best answers. When organizations sit down and answer our assessment questionnaire they get a comprehensive view of their stakeholder relations, from policies to practices, This new understanding of what they are doing well and what needs to become more effective saves organizations time, money, and mistakes.
Sage Works offers two services in this regard. An organization may choose to just take the online confidential assessment and engage in internal discussions.
Or for those who would like an external, independent review, Sage Works offers the proprietary assessment plus an analysis and Roadmap. We analyze the responses based on our best practices principles and develop a written, tailored, confidential analysis and report. You'll learn what your organization is doing well, and you'll have an actionable roadmap to follow to engage more effectively and productively with the key stakeholders on whom your organizational success depends.
Need Immediate Assistance with a stakeholder issue? We can help you right away.
Making it Happen -- Consulting Services
Management: Effective Policies and Programs
Regardless of whether your organization utilizes the online diagnostic tool, Sage Works also consults on-site on developing and/or finetuning your stakeholder policies and programs. We analyze your specific situation, and applying our strategic groundrules and decades of experience, provide advice on proper, positive, and productive attention to your organization's important people.
Implementation: The Everyday Practice
Sage Works provides ongoing advice or, we can step in when you have a issue that needs attention. We get you on the right track to solve it, fast.
Depending on your needs and staffing, we can help you design the best strategy to engage and communicate, develop the plan and programs, facilitate, and create the right materials. Our goal is your successful relationships with your stakeholders and we're happy to work with your staff to accomplish that.
Either to dissipate an ongoing problem with stakeholders or prevent new ones, we provide guidelines and services so your organization can improve internal and external stakeholder relationships.That's good for now and down the road when you might have to cash in on some good will.
Talking the Walk
As noted above, Sage Works provides content for a variety of internal and external communication formats that captures and expresses your commitment to treating your stakeholders with respect. Or we can serve as outside "editors" and provide feedback on your materials so they align with your social capital aims.
Sage Works principal, Bojinka Bishop has won numerous awards for communication materials at the local and national level.
How to Apply the Sage Strategy in your Organization- ½ Day
Your team will learn the fine points of the 11 groundrules and how to apply them in stakeholder interactions. We’ll analyze and discuss practical applications, and discuss how to integrate a conscious and responsive engagement process into your organization.
Select either an internal or external stakeholder focus.
How to Develop a Socially Responsible Communication Program – Full Day
This workshop adds an afternoon of practical analysis and individualized program development to the morning content. Bring your thorny people issues or current policies and programs for an intensive work session to develop a true socially responsible people approach to build better social capital.
Select either internal or external communication focus.
303 - 305 - 7787 Bojinka at thesageworks dot org or use the Contact Us form