We work with senior leaders to identify needs, assess resources, evaluate internal information, and explore opportunities for strategic stakeholder engagements.
Three reasons to use strategic engagement:
Solicit stakeholder inputs on strategy, direction, tactics, opportunities or threats.
Determine impacts of unanticipated shifts in the external environment.
Develop a unified strategic response to a political opportunity or threat.
Engagement strategies help clients build consensus around policies and decisions, effectively manage power relationships, use resources more efficiently, and focus stakeholder influence and energy to manage issues.
Assess alignment of goals with strategy and tactical resources.
Frame issues, threats and opportunities that stand in the way of reaching goals.
Transform internal information into a workable knowledge capital strategy.
Use knowledge capital to engage internal stakeholders to challenge conventional thinking.
Identify new approaches, uncover insights, promote meaningful interactions, present new information, and build trust.
Incorporate insights into the organization's strategic plan, goals and objectives.
Create a strategy for achieving next steps based on engagement outcomes.
Identify external stakeholders.
Create and execute an outreach strategy to build understanding and support.
Coordinate outreach strategy with public affairs, community relations, communications, and lobbying.
Engage thought and opinion leaders and influencers.
Form and/or participate in coalitions and advocacy organizations.
Use knowledge capital to reframe issues so they are more compelling politically.
Develop and nurture win-win political relationships.