PSE Healthy Energy is a science policy research institute that examines how energy systems affect public health, the climate, and the environment. During the process of developing a strategic plan for expected growth, Jim supported our efforts with four workshops and a planning session.
During planning sessions, Jim helped us to customize the workshop according to what our team was ready for, which required flexibility, creativity and at times (good) tension. As a result, engagement during our strategic planning process was high, and participants contributed in meaningful ways to capture process maps, process evaluations and prioritized action plans.
Jim was honest, friendly and professional, switching as appropriate between being a neutral facilitator and proactive consultant. Jim’s ActionMap software was very useful in providing detailed structure and direction, while maintaining a fast productive pace for engagement and exchange.
The workshops were successful in creating strong shared understanding among the PSE leadership team of both current operations and forward-looking ideas and interests, with high-quality supporting documents. Jim’s support has made a significant contribution to our strategic planning initiative!
Regine Zamor, Grants and Development Manager, PSE Healthy Energy