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RFP: Strategic Planning -- Sistering: Request for Proposal

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Sistering - A Woman's Place is looking for a consultant with a proven track record in strategic planning. The successful applicant will design and facilitate the implementation of an effective strategic planning process. This process must be customized to ensure the principles for planning adopted by the Strategic Planning Task Force are operationalized. These include: Hearing the voices of all stakeholders, including participants and staff, using an anti-racism/oppression framework, having an outcome that assists Sistering to be responsive to a wide range of needs, is creative, is relevant, takes into account long term societal trends, Sistering's strengths and track record, is conscious of power dynamics and can be accomplished within 4 months.


* Experience working with not-for-profit and women's organizations

* Recent experience in working with agencies in the development and implementation of strategic planning initiatives

* Excellent facilitation skills

* Experience interviewing and involving service users in design and implementation

* Experience designing anti-racism/oppression approaches to strategic planning

* Previous working experiences with the mental health field and with consumers/survivors is a definite asset

* Knowledge and understanding of issues affecting homeless, poor, isolated and marginalized women

If you are interested in being considered for this consultation please send us an outline noting:

* Your relevant working experience highlighting the above criteria

* A brief plan of how you would propose working with us

* Your proposed fees

Package with background material on Sistering, including a project budget is available by phoning Angela Robertson at (416) 926-9762 ext.. 226. Please mail or deliver your proposal no later than January 21, 2000, 5:00 p.m. To: Angela Robertson, Strategic Planning Task Force, Sistering, 523 College Street, Toronto, ON M6G 1A8