Call for Proposals- Strategic Planning Consultancy

Call for Proposals - Strategic Planning Consultancy

The Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group (LSPIRG) is a non-profit organization that envisions a society where people are empowered to be agents of change in pursuit of a just world. Through community collaboration, research, and education, LSPIRG provides opportunities for its members to be agents of social change.


·         Anti-oppression

·         Education

·         Social Justice

·         Community

·         Empowerment

·         Environmentalism

·         Volunteerism

·         Innovation

·         Accountability


Purpose: The LSPIRG Board of Directors seeks proposals from professional Strategic Planning consultants in Waterloo Region for a Strategic Planning process for our organization. The successful proposal should demonstrate how the consultant could assist our organization in facilitating a planning session, creating a plan document, and developing an executable strategy for achieving strategic goals.

Reports to: The LSPIRG Board of Directors

Location & Period of Employment: The successful consultant will be employed by LSPIRG for the duration of the planning process - an estimated period of 2-3 months (January-March, 2015).

General Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct preliminary research with the support of LSPIRG staff and Board members (analysis of previous planning data, conducting focus groups, etc.)

  • Facilitate a 2-day planning session in Waterloo, incorporating direct and indirect feedback from a variety of stakeholders

  • From this session, create a 5-year plan document detailing collectively decided upon values and strategic goals

  • Develop an executable and easily digestible strategy for achieving strategic goals for LSPIRG staff and Board members to follow over the next 5 years

    • Include in this strategy a mechanism for evaluating progress of the plan


The successful candidate will present a proposal that demonstrates competency in delivering on the duties outlined above. Further, the following qualifications would be considered an asset:

  • Knowledge of or past experience with our organization

  • A commitment to our current organizational values as stated above

  • Minimum 2-3 years professional experience with Strategic Planning

  • Strong leadership abilities

  • Ability to work well in a team environment where diverse and sometimes opposing opinions are present

  • Ability to successfully mediate difficult conversations in such an environment

Deadline for Proposals: January 2nd, 2015

Please send all proposals along with a detailed resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references to Board Chairperson, Ethan Jackson, at no later than January 2nd, 2015 at 11:59PM.

Candidates that meet the proposal criteria outlined above will be invited to make a short presentation at the LSPIRG Board of Directors meeting on January 4th, 2015.