Needs Assessment & Action Planning
Business, Government and Non-Profit Organizations
Virtuoso supports decision-making in businesses, non-profits and community organizations through the collection, use, and dissemination of data. Through our partnerships with clients, we provide objective and reliable consultation, transforming ideas into measurable impact.
Our tailored solutions involve process and outcome evaluation, strategic organizational assessment, community resource and needs assessment, customized analytics, evaluation capacity building, grant writing and proposal development, and data management.
The Virtuoso Approach
At Virtuoso, we believe that the needs assessment process should focus on the entire organization. We take a comprehensive approach, which has two goals:
1. Identify the strengths of the organization and its current program; and
2. Look for obstacles and barriers to success so that the organization can work to resolve them.
To accomplish this, we rely upon data from a diverse array of sources, including surveys, historical data, face-to-face interviews, and online assessment tools. We examine every aspect of a organizations operation and prioritize our recommendations according to the greatest need. We know how to collect the data in a way that brings out the most relevant information.
For example, we believe it is extremely important to gather data from a variety of stakeholders within an organization from executives, staff and administrators, to the groups clients. Gathering feedback from these two diverse groups might require different approaches. We customize the approach for every population to get the most data. The end result is an all-inclusive perspective of the environment, concerns, and priorities moving forward.
Once we have gathered all of the data, we move into the analysis phase. We identify the root causes of undesired outcomes, but also benchmark your successes so that you can build upon them with future needs assessments and programs.
Specifically, your Virtuoso needs assessment will:
We guarantee constructive feedback that will improve the health and performance of your organization and the effectiveness of your program.
The Virtuoso Difference
At Virtuoso, our role is to give you the information you need to chart a course toward being the best organization you can be. We are professionals who can identify gaps and challenges and recommend a course of action based on years of experience and expertise. Our assessment instruments are designed to gather data directly from the target audience. We don’t rely on brainstorming or anecdote sharing, and we go beyond the ‘usual suspects’ to non-member groups so we can expand the audience and gather even more data.
We also ask the right questions. For example, we want to know how staff members view their current responsibilities versus how their administrators define those responsibilities. We look at future career plans of key individuals, resources, and issues or trends in your community. We identify external factors such as the social and legal context in which your school or district operates, and share best practices from communities who have faced those challenges in the past.
We believe that total immersion using the most reliable data gathering methods developed over years of experience as educators is what makes the difference for our clients. Contact us today to begin scheduling your Virtuoso needs assessment.
Virtuoso Education Consulting LLC (Indiana)
Phone: 317-386-6060 | Fax: 317-947-0608|
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