If so, you’re not alone. For many education and culture institutions, conducting a research or assessment study is the easy part. Acting on the findings in a thoughtful, integrated way — that’s tougher.
Lately, we’ve noticed that a lot of clients and potential clients are asking for more than a (brilliant) research report and recommendations. They want help with the rest of the process: the visioning and strategizing that comes before, and especially after, the research itself. The part that brings everyone together and lets them move forward.
That’s why we’ve always had the phrase “and planning” in our tagline (“Audience research and planning for the mission-driven world.”) And it’s one reason we’re so glad to announce that Liz Monroe-Cook, PhD is becoming affiliated with the firm.
Liz is a consulting psychologist and an expert at group facilitation. She leads teams through creative planning, ideation, and visioning processes, and she brings diverse experience in the arts, informal learning, higher ed, and the public sector. We always enjoy working with her and are thrilled to have her on our team. (Read announcement.)
So next time you’re thinking about the road from insight to action, we’ll have even more to offer. Meanwhile, let us know how research informs change in your neck of the woods.
— Team Slover Linett