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2015 Facilitation Impact Awards

December 2015

Recipient Results Overview

The award recipients come from business, not-for-profit, and government organizations. Each recipient achieved significant tangible and intangible results through their facilitated projects as can be seen in the following 2015 awardee overview.  To see the details of recipient projects and results, see the 2015 Award Recipients page.


Organization: AARP

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
Reduced strategic planning time from six months to less than three weeks and the cost of that planning by 80%


Organization: Himi City

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
City officials discussed the topic “Future Ideal State of Himi City in 30-40 years” with citizens and a total of nine ideas from citizens and city officials were actualized in the final design of the new city hall reducing projected cost from 40 million dollars to an actual of 15 million dollars


Organization: Municipal Property Assessment Corporation

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
Shift to value driven ethic, cross function collaboration, alignment of tactical tasks, incorporation and normalization of participatory group processes that saved $15 million dollars through a variety of projects.


Organization: Xavier University of Louisiana

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
Effective creation and execution of a strategic plan that resulted in 14% increase in Pharmacy graduation rates, two new academic programs, and increase in freshman applications by 17%.


Organization: American Alliance of Museums

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
Developed a shared model of the characteristics of a successful, sustainable state museum association for like organizations in 47 states and US territories.  This provided justification for $500 thousand dollar grant from Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency that supports the museum field


Organization: First Phoenix Group

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
Effective creation and implementation of a strategic plan that resulted in cost of money reduction of $2,000,000 during 2014, asset value from 2013 value of $9 million dollars to 2015 value of $160 million dollars, and actual private stock sales price from 2013 $1 per share to 2015 $5 per share


Organization: City of Calgary

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
Development, approval, and implementation of The Flood Recovery Framework by City Council that resulted in successful completion of deliverables in the Recovery framework, central coordination of recovery efforts including infrastructure and finance , and evaluation of lessons learned as part of the flood recovery program


Organization: College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
Comprehensive strategic planning, follow-up, and capacity building has taken place at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England through excellent facilitated development that resulted in new curriculum , trained facilitators, and proposed new administrative structure.


Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
Develop a new sustainability standard for the aluminum supply chain among diverse set of stakeholders


Organization: Severn Valley Railway

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
Creative Problem Solving system integrated that resulted in engine overhaul turnaround time improved 100%, two overhauled engines completed within the last 400 days of the project, a full fleet of engines operational, increase in volunteers helping in the engine shed, and improved management and leadership skills.


Organization: Oxford Properties Group

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
Through the ECC initiative, employee engagement increased 14%, increase in police force by 49 officers, merging of cultures from 2 asset classes, establishment of impact partnerships between groups.


Organization: Gisborne District Council

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
Created strategy for coastal erosion control in collaborative event with local residents and appropriate agencies that has near and long term impact.


Organization: Madison College

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
Creation of an impactful pool of in-house facilitators through a total of 31 projects in the 2014-15 academic year..


Organization: Lane Blood Center – Bloodworks

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
Created an understanding of the need for change, engaged in strategic affiliation exploration, and made an informed strategic decision in near unanimity.


Organization: Nationwide Delivery Services

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
Continually reduced the time to get requirements backlog to the agile application team and created incremental business value.


Organization: European Training Foundation

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
Created an understanding of the ETF vision, engaged employees, and improved internal communication.


Organization: KOO Facilitation Group

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
Grew the net profitability of the business, held over 750 workshops and training events, and empowered employees significantly.


Organization: Fremantle Ports

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
Created an in-house set of facilitators for building constructive cultures and for improving business effectiveness and efficiency.


Organization: Okinawa Prefectural Government

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
After a 3 week summer camp program for high school students, a follow-up survey indicated that 96% of the alumni said that the experience positively influenced the alumni’s behaviors and actions.


Organization: LEF Future Center of Rijkswaterstaat

Examples of Tangible and Intangible Results
Lower over-all costs through lower “transaction costs”: the (often hidden) expenses made in tenders, pre-contractual negotiations, making contracts, and negotiations by all parties involved through innovative and collaborative identification of new approaches to purchasing.