Workforce development boards: local, regional, state-wide
Industry and sector partnerships
State agencies and policymakers
Workforce development is an interconnected set of public and private sector training and support solutions to meet employment needs. Workforce development strategies typically plan for and prepare workers with the skills necessary for specific types of jobs within targeted industry sectors in defined geographic areas, addressing the hiring and performance demands of employers.
Workforce development can also include changes to company culture, attitudes, and systems help to positively influence future employee recruitment and retention success.
Strategy Solutions supports clients at the local, regional, state, and national level by offering a diverse array of research, data analysis, planning, program development, and evaluation services to meet individual needs.
Our projects and clients have been recognized as best practices by American Society of Training and Development, the International Association of Facilitators, the International Economic Development Council, and the PA and MD Workforce Development Associations.
Strategy Solutions is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise in Pennsylvania and several other states.
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Strategic and Business PlanningStrategic planning helps an organization define its vision and direction as well as pursues strategies that will achieve that vision. OUR UNIQUE APPROACH HELPS YOU: Evaluate past performance to determine “stuck places” Review operations to ensure efficiency and effectiveness Complete a functional analysis to restructure operations when needed Compare current operations to product, market, and organizational trends Explore strategic restructuring, including alliances, mergers, and acquisitions to ensure sustainability Integrate culture change based on core values when needed Identify strategic investment budgets and fundraising needs Achieve enterprise transformation when needed Engage customers and potential customers through market research and analysis to identify opportunities Identify implementation plans to achieve the vision and goals Analyze demand and complete financial forecasts Facilitate talent management, succession planning or performance evaluation Develop formal business plans including 3-year cash flows and proformas when needed to secure financing
Product Development, Product/Market Positioning and Sales Strategy Support"“If we build it, they will come”no longer works in today’s environment. Understanding target market needs and determining how you communicate your offerings to your target markets directly impacts revenue growth. WE OFFER: “Get Sales” product/market positioning interviews help you position and market your product(s) in key markets “Get Sales” product/market positioning surveys help you position and market your product in key markets and generate prospects for new business Consumer and image assessment studies to determine market and image share Market and feasibility studies Demand and revenue forecasting based on target market and market share analysis New products and/or features concept testing through focus groups and interviews Training and coaching support to “fast track” new product/program development
Project Management and Process Improvement ServicesOrganizations sometimes struggle to get new projects started or benefit from an outside facilitator to guide a team to improve a process. WE CAN HELP YOU: Conduct an assessment to determine needs Recommend a project management approach (tasks, timelines, and responsibilities) to get the project completed by a certain date Identify performance measures and work with staff and IT resources to automate indicators and create dashboards Identify internal staff capacity and identify training needs Get a program started by acting as project staff until the permanent staff is hired Determine the skill sets required to support the ongoing work and assess your internal capacity to sustain the effort Train your internal staff or help you recruit and train new staff to sustain the project
Talent Management ServicesStrategy Solutions can help you develop systems to attract, develop, motivate, and retain productive and engaged employees. The goal of talent management is to create a high-performance, sustainable organization/workforce that meets its strategic goals and objectives. WE PROVIDE: Workforce Planning Recruiting/Selection Onboarding/Orientation Performance Management Executive Coaching Leadership Development Career Pathways Recognition Programs Compensation Studies Succession Planning
Policy Research, Development and Advocacy"Whether you are facing an immediate concern or want to develop your ability to effect long-term change, we can help you design and manage a policy plan and implementation strategy that gets results. OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: Long-term policy planning Regulatory research and planning support Coalition management Legal review in collaboration with our attorney partner(s)
Enterprise TransformationEnterprise Transformation examines all aspects of your business and redesigns the organization to improve efficiency and effectiveness. There are three aspects to Enterprise Transformation: People: Enterprise Transformation starts with a thorough assessment your people, their roles and teamwork. Leadership buy-in and coaching drive improvement. Functional analysis looks at the overall structure, clarifies roles and empowers employees to ensure all organization functions are in place and work well. Talent management systems support employee retention and growth. Process: While we’re assessing your people resources, we’re also taking a hard look at your current processes. We’ll challenge all assumptions. We’ll make recommendations for process improvements and establish new strategic functions where gaps exist. Once the right people are in the right place, doing the right work, we need to make sure it all stays in place when we’re done. Practices: Enterprise Transformation challenges you to move outside your comfort zone. There will be a natural inclination to go back to the old way of doing things. That’s why during this phase, we’ll work with your team to master and maintain practices that are consistent with your new focus and culture. This step helps ensure that you have the tools to continue to improve and grow after our engagement is over. Enterprise Transformation Sales Sheet
One on One
We are here to help you. You don’t need to contract for a project to have access to our team of consultants and subject matter experts. We offer FREE 30-minute consultations on any subject, and frequently will provide answers to questions or connect you with resources that will meet your needs. If additional support is needed, we can assist for a few hours or a short-term engagement.