Thrive While Doing More: Training to Create Capacity

Thrive While Doing More: Training to Create Capacity

April 14, 2020 | 12:51 pm

Our communities need us right now. Many philanthropic and nonprofit organizations are stepping up to the challenge. Yet these organizations are already at full capacity, with stressed and worn-out employees working overtime from their homes. As both donations and management fees are temporarily down, adding staff is not an option. How can these organizations create the needed capacity to help meet community needs?

Approaches to Solve this Conundrum

Inspiration on how to overcome challenges can come from problem-solving rock stars. Albert Einstein, one of the greatest thinkers in history, said: We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them.”

Innovative thinking is needed to survive, thrive, and provide the needed help in today’s environment. Acquiring new information and new skills often leads to creative problem solving. In today’s remote work environment, such problem-solving skills need to be taught through virtual training characterized by thought-provoking content and lively, engaging delivery.

Our Think Differently Process Transformation Training™ builds process skills effectively through live online training. Recently one foundation spokesperson shared their feedback on this virtual workshop. “We found this training both informative and energizing.” The training helped attendees identify a handful of sound process improvement ideas that they could implement. Our interactive online training teaches employees how to use tools that have consistently added value for philanthropic and nonprofit organizations.

Attendee Engagement

We are all at a different level of readiness to change how work is done. In nearly every Think Differently Process Transformation Training™ session, someone joins on with his/her arms folded, not willing to learn new concepts. This workshop uses multiple techniques to improve attendees’ readiness. By presenting information, examples, and exercises, we help attendees move from being resistant to being receptive—even to the point of driving change. Lee Kuntz, process transformation coach and trainer, frequently sees initial resisters become the strongest drivers of process and results transformation.

Tools Proven in Philanthropic and Nonprofit Industry

Do you think of manufacturing when you think about concepts such as quality management and Lean Operations? It’s true that many process improvement tools work only in a manufacturing context. But after over 20 years of serving the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, Lee Kuntz has identified the tools that improve performance in non-manufacturing settings. These methods integrate human-centered design concepts into process improvement practices, generating impressive results. Organizations average a 52% improvement in process outcomes when they use the tools taught in our training.

Process Transformation Results

Focus on Building Process Skills

The employees who work various processes every day are in the best position to improve them. When they are the ones who identify improvement opportunities, they buy into the need for change and work diligently to put their own best ideas into practice

Therefore, our training is focused on building the skills of your employees. Our training explains proven concepts, demonstrates those concepts, and then asks attendees to use their new process skills during the online session. Through guided practice, attendees build their process muscles, creating the confidence and experience to help your organization successfully recapture time, deliver better and faster outcomes, and say yes to your governing board and community.

Learn How to Create the Capacity to do More for Your Community

Right now, philanthropic and nonprofit organizations must function efficiently in order to meet the pressing needs of constituents. Through an investment in eight hours of live, online process transformation training, your employees will gain skills and hope while helping achieve your organization’s goals.

Learn more about our live, online process transformation training here: Training: Think Differently Process Transformation Workshop for Foundations.

About Lee Kuntz and Innovation Process Design

For 20 years, Lee Kuntz has been helping organizations think differently about how work is done. With tech-savvy tools and engaging content, our online training and coaching teach employees how to capitalize on proven nonprofit best practices.

Contact Lee today to discuss your challenge.