Community-Centred Strategic Planning

Valery’s specialty as a consultant is community-centred strategic planning. She works with organizations of all sizes to develop multi-year strategies that reflect a shared vision for the future.

Drawing on her almost 20 years of experience as a health and social sector executive, Valery is also available to help you with a range of other organizational consulting services.

Valery partners with the McConnell Foundation’s Innoweave program to take on projects with organizations in need of grant funding to work with her.

Valery weaves anti-oppression throughout all of her service offerings.

Community-Centred Strategic Planning

Two people with long hair stand in front of a large white board. One points out something to the other as they engaged in community-centred strategic planning together.

Community-centred Strategic Planning is Valery’s specialty.

She works with not-for-profits, charities, and broader public sector organizations of all sizes to engage their boards, staff, clients, partners, and other community members in the development of multi-year strategies that reflect a shared vision for the future.

This approach:

  • Centres the wisdom of the people living with the problem your health and social sector organization exists to solve.
  • Builds connection and buy-in among both your board members, and those who will be on the frontlines of strategy implementation.
  • Ensures justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are not just words that appear in your final plan. They are principles we work together to build into your strategy journey from the start.

Consulting Services

As an experienced health and social sector executive Valery offers a number of consulting services. She would love to connect to talk about how she might help you to:

  • Plan and / or deliver your next strategic initiative.
  • Carry out your annual planning / priority setting.
  • Focus your impact around a theory of change.
  • Co-create your next collective impact project.
  • Engage your community (with particular expertise in engaging communities of colour, and people with lived experience of mental illness and addiction.)
  • Ignite your impact storytelling or advocacy campaign.
  • Develop or update your policy documents.
  • Re-invigorate your organizational governance.
  • Reset your organizational structure.
  • Renew your organizational culture.

Innoweave Grants

As an affiliated Innoweave coach, Valery supports people and organizations with social innovation tools to help them co-create, learn, adapt, and scale more effective solutions to entrenched social problems.

Innoweave has a granting program to help not-for-profits and charities access this coaching at little to no cost.

Watch this Introduction to Innoweave webinar to learn more about the program and the approaches Innoweave supports. Then, reach out if you have a project you want to work with Valery on and she’ll collaborate with you to develop your proposal to Innoweave!