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.
· Social Justice
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.