Vital Clarity exists to serve as a reliable facilitation and training resource for people who work in groups, teams, organizations, and businesses.
President and founder, Kathleen Osta, brings decades of experience and facilitation mastery to her work with for-profit and nonprofit businesses. She values the crucial role that nonprofit organizations play in their communities and is committed to delivering customized services that support their successful development – as they define it. With the ability to tap into the wisdom of each group, she galvanizes the group’s commitment to fulfilling the organization’s or business’ mission.
An early career in the nonprofit sector as a social worker, program director, fund raiser, public relations professional, and leadership team member equips her with practical experience in how businesses function. Whether your business has a long track record or is in its infancy, Kathleen’s services bring a new level of cohesiveness to its direction and relationships.
Her approach to strategic planning results in an inspired vision of your future and a clear path to make it a reality – complete with a focus on priority issues and a follow-up schedule of progress meetings.
All of Vital Clarity’s services are characterized by:
• High levels of participation
• Consensus outcomes that are owned by the group
• Follow through on focused actions
Kathleen surfaces the often latent alignment within groups that fuels the successful implementation of action plans.
Services and facilitator attributes you can count on are:
• Masterful facilitation skills in long- & short-term strategic planning
• Creative and time-efficient brainstorming experiences that result in true consensus
• Change management and facilitative leadership training
Participatory Strategic Planning
Starts with a three- to five-year vision of a desired future, coupled with a one-year calendar that is populated with specific, measurable projects that address organizational priorities.
In addition to having a comprehensive plan that guides day-to-day decision making and helps people stay “on the same page,” components of the strategic plan document can be used for:
• board member recruitment efforts
• new employee orientation
• annual report narrative
• grant applications and funding reports
• certification applications
It is a living, breathing, relevant plan that capitalizes on areas of alignment and key priorities.
Change is inevitable. Individuals and groups who have well-developed “change muscles” move through and make the most of changes as they occur. This three-hour module provides a cognitive understanding of the emotional experience that can reduce productivity and throw good plans off track.
By learning the natural cycle of change together, groups develop shared language and become better able to manage themselves through the unsettling aspects of change.
An optional action planning session may be added to make an immediate transfer of the group’s heightened awareness to needed tangible outcomes.
A two-day course in three facilitation methods is available for groups wanting to build internal facilitation capacity. These time-tested approaches are designed to improve effectiveness of meetings by eliciting a more complete and shared understanding of any topic or issue.