Team and Organizational Assessments
Assessment tools can
help individuals and their managers assess
technical and interpersonal competencies
in order to build greater leadership capacity
and increase productivity within organizations.
Tools, such as Emergenetics ®, Leadership
Profile Inventory, conflict styles assessment,
and 360 degree feedback tools, are readily
available to provide such insight.
Design and Facilitation
ADR Vantage has senior
level facilitators available to design
and facilitate a wide array of meetings,
discussions, board and staff retreats,
and other large gatherings. The team of
facilitators is comprised of highly skilled
trainers as well, so they can offer a
wide complement of training and facilitation
skills to meet the needs of each group.
Some of the specialty areas include: Strategic
Visioning and Planning, Change Management,
Group Crisis Intervention, and Multi-Cultural
Facilitations. This technique uses visual
images to help participants vision, plan,
and create change. Graphic facilitation
stimulates creativity, invigorates meetings,
and guides groups toward action.
Training and Action Learning
Managing employees and
teams effectively is a cornerstone of
successful ventures in all industry sectors.
Yet, few leaders are born, most are cultivated
through training, action learning and
mentoring. ADR Vantage can create action
learning teams and offer coaching services
to clients. Teaching managers how to be
more effective through performance measures
and management coaching is a major focus.
and Transition Management
Change is an evitable
process in today’s workplace environment,
both public and private. Ensuring that
change occurs with minimal disruption
requires an effective transition management
approach. Based on the model developed
by William Bridges, the ADR Vantage team
helps executives “bridge”
the gap between old and new.
Partnering, and Relationship Management
With creation of more
joint ventures and business partnerships,
the need for effective partnering or alliance
forming has emerged as a critical business
and business-government contracting tools.
Recognizing the role of a relationship
manager in the partnership process has
helped joint ventures flourish. ADR Vantage
provides partnering and facilitation services
for business, transportation, and government
leaders seeking to formulate and strengthen
their alliances. ADR Vantage also assists
clients in updating their organization's
strategic plan and mission statement.
The firm facilitates senior staff retreats,
leadership teams, and visioning sessions
for all industry sectors.
Policy and Public Participation
As state and local governments
and public transportation agencies have
broadened the public outreach and policy
development process, ADR Vantage has developed
a family of services to meet the changing
needs. Our team can assist public officials
design and implement more expansive, inclusive
opportunities for citizen input. Examples
of those processes include: Public forums
and other formal public meetings, consensus-based
convening processes, policy dialogues,
and community visioning sessions.
ADR Vantage works on
a one-on-one basis with managers and executives
to help them improve their effectiveness
with employees, through their decision-making
approaches and communication styles. Coaches
work with each client to develop objectives
and opportunities for observation and
feedback. Additionally, our coaches also
create group coaching sessions where appropriate
to promote internal support across organizations.
Training on how to coach effectively is
also an integral component.