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Join Mission Control University, an 8-week web-based program, supported by in-person calls, and, meetings and webinars. Designed for leaders of small-medium sized organizations or program managers in larger programs, the program is for those need support to find their focus and increase their impact, but can not invest the time and resources of a full-blown consulting

Hire Liana Downey & Associates to set up and facilitate a team or Board offsite. Note that we are not in the business of “just turning up”, and delivering a pre-packaged agenda, since we know this does not drive change or impact. Our engagements typically have a 4-6 week lead time and involve surveying and interviewing staff to understand the specific issues and strengths of the organization, understanding what you want to achieve, and developing a tailored program to deliver that.

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