Steps to Success:
Assess, Design and Implement
When you decide to work with Provost Consulting, we begin day one with our proven three-tiered approach to meet your needs.
Like individuals, every corporation is different. You have different obstacles, different business models, different needs and problems. Instead of coming in with preconceived notions of what will work for you, Provost Consulting starts by asking questions. What is the end goal? What is going wrong? What do you want to do?
What we find may surprise you. Sometimes the problem you have is a training issue. Sometimes it’s a communication issue. Sometimes it can even be an employee motivation issue. Knowing the difference can save you thousands of dollars and untold production hours.
We look at your strategic goals as they relate to your current operations and help you to develop your employees to achieve the right end result.
Once we’ve figured out where you are as an organization and where you want to be, we go about designing a strategy to bridge the gap. For some, it’s simply a matter of tweaking the training they already have in place. Others may need a whole new program to meet their needs. This may come in the form of training guides or Webinars for your employees — what we call “just in time” education that informs your employees on the job, in real time, to give them the tools and information they need immediately. On the other end of the spectrum are instructor-led workshops that take your employees off the front line for more formal, hands-on, and engaged education. Our team will design the best program, specific to your needs.
As with the first two stages, the final step in the process is different for everyone. Do you have trainers on staff to take the ball and run with it? We’ll get them up to speed and provide them the materials we’ve designed. Do you need someone to come into your organization to educate and engage your employees? We can do that too. Whatever will allow your organization to achieve its goals, we are there to make it happen.
Barbara is an excellent instructor and creative course designer for our Organizational Leadership program at Roosevelt University. Our students value her input and she is a reliable, fair, articulate and personable professor. We are lucky to have her.
Debra Orr, Dean
Helped Us Shine
Barbara, I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your talented team for standing beside us at every stage of the education development process. We recently reinvented our education delivery process and you were there to listen and provide feedback on how we could do this most effectively. Your desire to make us shine is more appreciated than you know and you’ve done just that. Thanks for bending over backwards for us and for being such a great business partner!
Barbara Provost’s company develops exceptional educational materials and she’s great to work with! I’ve worked for Provost Consulting on several projects, and the resulting products received very high marks from the client.
Barbara’s organization, Provost Consulting, is an excellent partner in the development and implementation of corporate learning strategies. Work product is of very high quality and the working relationship very professional. I would recommend Barbara and Provost Consulting to any organization looking for high impact, creative solutions to developing employees.
Mid-size insurance company
Barbara is creative in Education Design and has the ability to immerse herself in the subject to insure that the education is relevant and achieves the expected outcome. She has excellent listening skills and when needed goes out of her way to listen and learn about her audience. I highly recommend her and her company’s work.
Fortune 100 Company
What sets Barb apart is her unique experiences. She has been in the corporate and academic world, owns her own business and is a life-long learner. As a result, she asks great questions and takes a practical approach to solving business problems.
Director Agency Operations
Fortune 100 Insurance Company