Our Services

Ascendant is a different kind of consultancy, focused on helping organizations build the internal capacity to manage the strategic change process. We work as consultants, trainers, and facilitators to transfer knowledge and capability to our client organizations. We're interested in long-term success, not long-term engagements.

Consulting Services

ConsultingOur consultants average over 10 years of experience in the field helping real organizations solve real problems. We work with Executive Directors, Presidents, and board members of leading social and public sector organizations to plan, align, and execute strategies that drive real strategic change. The foundation of our methodology is the Ascendant Strategy Management System™, a proven six step process designed to ensure you build the internal capability for strategy execution. Our consulting team will work with you to design a program that embeds the process and ensures knowledge transfer.

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Training Services

TrainingTraining is a critical component of rolling out strategy management widely in an organization. To be effective, training must be both practical and useful. Our training approach is called "Action Training," which combines in-person methodology instruction, at-home assignments, teleconferences, and group knowledge sharing. Participants in Ascendant's Action Training Programs leave with a good understanding of the strategy management system and the necessary tools to get started in their organization. Our clients will often combine consulting and training as part of an overall engagement.

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Facilitation Services

FacilitationStrategic change is challenging, because it means that your organization is crossing into uncharted territory. Our consultants have the advantage of experience working with hundreds of organizations that have gone through this process -- so they understand the pitfalls and the shortcuts along the way. As facilitators, we can provide objective responses and suggestions to help your organization rapidly and effectively implement solutions to execute your strategy. We're not vested in the success or failure of any one agenda, and can therefore help your organization decide on the ideal path forward.

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ClearPoint Strategy

ClearPoint StrategyClearPoint helps organizations translate strategy into action by managing strategy review meetings, automating Balanced Scorecards, and tracking key projects and initiatives. By coordinating all the little tasks you need to keep track of, ClearPoint makes it easy to manage strategy. ClearPoint helps you make better decisions. It's web based, so everyone on the team always sees the whole picture. It's easy to use, so there is no expensive and time consuming configuration or customization required. And it's affordable, starting at only $50 per user per month.

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