• Berthoud Consulting LLC, an organization development (OD) company, is a passionate partner for the success of individuals, organizations, and communities committed to social responsibility and justice.

     

    Organization Development:

    With departments, organizations, or coalitions address strategies, structures, processes, people, and cultures that improve effectiveness.

     

    Leadership Development:

    Build the capacity of people who lead throughout organizations and communities.

     

    Facilitation:

    Design and conduct group gatherings for maximum effectiveness.

     

Client Spotlight

  • The Sierra Club, a national environmental organization, has 65 chapters covering all 50 states and Puerto Rico and more than 100 years of history. With a shift in policy focus from the a predominant federal agenda to one that focuses at the federal and state levels simultaneously, the national organization and chapters set out to redefine the appropriate division of labor, coordination of "turf", and agenda setting.

    The Club leadership knew it needed a chapter/national relationship that was both mutually respectful and mutually beneficial-- that also supported governance, management, fundraising, and ability to deliver program, maintain quality, engage volunteers/donors, and create a culture of continuous learning and improvement. And the answers had to be developed through a transparent process that built trust and united focus. At the same time, any revised relationship would need to account for the differences in capacity among chapters, create opportunity and incentive to build at the national and local levels.

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Noteworthy

Resource Center

  • Diversity Initiative in a Social Change Initiative

    Co-authored with client, Jen Ray of NARAL Pro-Choice America, this academic article chronicles the early stages of an organizational diversity initiative.

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  • Learning Through the Body

    Article-options for more effective facilitation, leadership, and teaching by focusing on the body in addition to the mind.

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  • 14.02.14

    Do you, like so many people and organizations, wait for things to be good—however you define it—before you’ll share love in the form of appreciation, kudos, encouragement, generosity, a smile, or even your time? Do you believe that people don’t need praise just for “doing their jobs” or that feedback is what you tell people when they are doing things wrong? Well, this Valentine is especially for you.

    I know well the temptation to fix what seems broken or to improve performance by focusing on what is missing. Yet experience and research show that focusing on what is working builds effectiveness faster AND generates happier colleagues, workers, family members and friends. That’s why “success breeds success” and “what we appreciate appreciates”. The disciplines of positive…

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