Our services are available to non-profit and for-profit organizations. Although the Partners International Foundation focus remains on providing support to non-profit humanitarian assistance organizations, public and private sector companies may take advantage of our expertise. The added benefit of hiring Partners International Foundation for these services is that funds generated are re-channeled into our non-profit programs. In this way companies and corporations not only receive the highest support, but the fees they pay for these services help support those in need around the world.
Quality Improvement and Internal Assessments—Quality Council of Columbus, Georgia's Sixth Annual Quality Conference
Overview of Quality Management, Balanced Scorecard, Benchmarking and Organizational Assessment—U.S. Department of Labor (Atlanta Region) Benchmarking Seminar presented by Vice President Gore's National Performance Review
Benchmarking Techniques and Links to Continuous Improvement—Seminar for U.S. Department of Labor (Atlanta Region)
The foundation provide facilitators and accelerators for a myriad of functions raging from quality management to deliberate planning. Partners International Foundation facilitator experience includes civil-military planning programs with the Army Command and General Staff College, World Food Program's Sahel Deliberate Planning Workshop (Burkina Faso - September 1997), and several seminars on Balanced Scorecard/Benchmarking administered by Vice President Al Gore's National Performance Review (NPR). Organizations have found this especially beneficial in the area of logistics, operational, and strategic organizational planning where Partners International Foundation Accelerators bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program planning and execution process. The result is expedited accomplishment of break-through improvement by organizations.
As a result of its work with World Food Program and other humanitarian organizations, Partners International Foundation developed the concept of Accelerators. Unlike facilitators who's expertise remains in the process and ensure the group moves through to completion, Accelerators are Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in their own right for project areas. Organizations have found this especially beneficial in he area of logistics and operational planning where Partners International Foundation Accelerators bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program planning and execution process. The result is expedited accomplishment of break-through improvement by organizations
Partners International Foundation aggressively seeks to increase the productivity and human resource stewardship within international humanitarian programs through facilitating inter-agency and inter-organization partnerships what focus resources to achieve clearly defined end-states. These partnerships have the collateral effect of expediting programs, reducing duplicity of effort, and increasing resource stewardship.
Logistics operational and planning experts are available to support studies, operations, planning, and program development/implementation. If your organization requires support in any of these areas, the Foundation has the civil-military expertise required .To assist organizations in achieving operational improvements and to facilitate planning, Partners International Foundation maintains a capability to conduct detailed logistics assessments and surveys such as the recently conducted Contingency Stocks assessment refined and expanded by Partners International Foundation for World Food Program's ALITE. These services range from specific site surveys to full studies and assessments of logistics operations.
As the humanitarian community moves toward strategic planning and quality management in order to meet donor requirements for greater resource stewardship, the need for detailed strategic plans drives humanitarian organizations to incorporate the ISO standards as well as deploy quality management throughout agencies and organizations. Partners International Foundation volunteers have the capability to assist organizations in all facets of quality management to include functional reviews, organizational assessment, strategic planning, benchmarking, balanced scorecard development, etc.
An organization's strategic plan is it's roadmap to future improvement and growth. A good strategic plan is a living document, one that includes guidance, explanation, and directive. Its intent is to set the organizational vision and direction through shared goals, objectives, and strategies while allowing all parts of the organization to reach and exceed those goals in an employee empowered, innovative environment. A good strategic plan will grow with the organization. It is the basis for centralized strategic planning at the executive level level and decentralized functional planning at the staff office, agency, and directorate levels. Partners International Foundation assist humanitarian and non-profit organizations in developing and deploying strategic plans.
In addition to the strategic planning process itself, Partners International Foundation makes available facilitators and expertise to train organizations in Benchmarking, Balanced Scorecard, ISO (European Quality Standard) and Functional Reviews. Through its humanitarian assessment and certification programs, the foundation seeks to deploy quality standards throughout the community based on ISO and Malcomb-Baldridge criteria.
Partners International Foundation has the resident expertise in Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, Program Planning and Execution, Lean, and other tools to help your organization achieve continuous improvement. Partners International Foundation maintains a capability to conduct assessments and certification under it's own program, as well as provide qualifying organizations and agencies facilitation and support to develop internal assessments programs. An organization cannot improve unless it first determines the areas in need of improvement and charts a course to a defined vision and realistic goals and objectives. Re-organization and re-alignment without the firm base of data analysis and a clear view of the organization is counter-productive. Through its organizational assessment program, Partners International Foundation provides a detailed and objective review of an organization against recognized quality standards. Assessments are conducted on-site and "virtually", in a mix that produces the best assessment at the least cost to the organization.