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Dovetailing helps public, private and non-profit organizations plan, organize and implement innovative strategies to improve effectiveness. From strategic and policy planning to organizational development, we develop unique blueprints to best meet our clients’ needs.

 

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Great Leadership During COVID-19

Words fail us when trying to describe our distress about the magnitude of pandemic effects. Our clients have asked that we try to assemble and share resources available to organizations and families in this difficult time.

Also, as the world continues to turn and we search for the positive, we find ourselves awestruck by the innovations that are allowing people to continue to serve communities.

Examples of innovations are:

  • New Telehealth Service Models. The speed and care by which organizations have moved to provide early intervention and therapeutic services via telehealth is amazing. We also appreciate the State’s help in removing roadblocks such as the option to bill for tele–interpretation services.  
  • Improved Access to Wi-Fi. Almost 300 new drive-in Wi-Fi hotspots are coming on line across the state as part of the effort to make broadband Internet accessible to all Washington residents (per Senate Bill 5511). A map of locations will be updated as more sites are available. This is done in recognition that broadband access enhances public health and safety, while providing economic opportunities.
  • Responsive Partnerships. Organizations are harnessing the power of the internet to go virtual to provide information to caregivers and families with on-line town halls about ways to talk with children about the epidemic and to support family mental health through this hugely challenging time. 
  • Mental Health. Organizations are harnessing the power of the internet to go virtual to provide information to caregivers and families with on-line town halls about ways to talk with children about the epidemic and to support family mental health through this hugely challenging time. 
  • Conceptual and Policy Transformation. Child care providers and advocates, alongside state and national leaders are working to sustain providers through the crisis and to use this as an opportunity for reinvention building on Reinvent vs. Rebuild ideas from Louise Stoney at the Opportunities Exchange. Others are exploring ways to leverage big data and technology to support private forest landowners as they sustainably manage their lands.

The common thread through all of these great innovations is leadership. Our coaching clients often ask for tools to hone their skills and to help them manage and mentor new leaders. As this tough situation endures, they’ve asked that we share tools that can help to lead and model the adaptive leadership required now. We thought these resources might be useful to you as well.

We are grateful to all of you who are stepping up and doubling down, who are lending a helping hand to others, and who are stretching the limits of creativity to make some long-lasting good come from this catastrophe.