in 2005, Strategic Vitality LLC (SVLLC) is
a consulting practice focusing on collaborative
strategic planning and “creative consensus-building”.
SVLLC, using a joint venture approach with
other consultants, is an experienced designer/coordinator
of organization-wide, citywide, countywide
and statewide projects and collaborations involving
diverse stakeholder groups requiring strong
public/private/policymaker interface. Services
include collective visioning, customized retreat
planning and facilitation, board/staff orientations,
stakeholder and advisory board recruitment,
focus group coordination, surveys, community
or stakeholder conversations, mission development,
partnership building, team building, collaborative
strategic planning and joint program implementation.
SVLLC is also available for development of
white papers and major reports.
Collaborative Strategic Planning
SVLLC has coordinated strategic planning efforts
for several nonprofits over the past fifteen
years, preparing new boards for major grants
and capital campaigns or helping organizations
deal with unexpected or difficult transitions.
In 2007-2008, SVLLC assisted Allan Hancock
College with its strategic planning effort.
The collaborative process engaged hundreds
of faculty, administrative and staff constituents
in numerous stakeholder groups, and included
online and paper surveys, group work and interviews
with employers and the community.
SVLLC principal Victoria
Conner is currently
leading development of the California Space
Enterprise Strategic Plan 2010-2012 for the
California Space Authority (CSA), an effort
involving over 200 statewide, senior-level
public and private space stakeholders representing
over 100 organizations. Conner has led CSA’s
collaborative statewide space strategic planning
since 1998, now supporting the completion of
the fourth California space enterprise strategic
Joint Organization Collaborative Program Design/Coordination/Integration
In 2006, SVLLC designed for a client a successful
grant effort to develop the “California
Innovation Corridor”, a partnership
of 42 funded partners spanning 13 counties.
Partners included economic development entities,
Workforce Investment Boards, executive-level
State education partners, industry, nonprofits,
consultants and small business who worked
together over three years on 25 different
projects in the areas of innovation support,
supplier competitiveness and talent development.
SVLLC supported its client by coordinating
a “Project Leads Forum” during
the Corridor effort, convening the leads
of the 25 projects to ensure coordination,
cross-talk and integration of results. SVLLC
also recruited and periodically convened
both a statewide Supply Chain Industry Group
and a statewide Science, Technology, Engineering
and Math Collaborative Action Plan (STEM
CAP) steering committee, mounting statewide
forums for each.