Plan development using key baseline information, consensus building and custom processes
"Manter Consulting facilitated our review of the human resources function from stem to stern. Starting with clarity about the mission and vision of the HR function, we painted a vivid picture of our desired future state, mapped the delivery model for the core functions, and laid out the change journey. Joan Manter came in after we had a "false start" on the project with another firm, quickly grasped the needs of the organization and the work I faced as a leader, and designed a process that enabled our success. She was collaborative but called out our best thinking. Manter Consulting is an effective partner - Joan listens well, creates and tests statements and visual models to capture group consensus, designs and manages projects keeping the end result in mind. She delivers quick turn-around times and spends our resources wisely. The best practices research conducted for us was specific, actionable, and comprehensive. As a small firm, you get the undivided attention of the principal when choosing Manter Consulting. They function seamlessly as an extension of my team."
Strategic Planning is simply the roadmap that guides where an organization plans to go and how to get there.
It is critical to understand the industry, market customers and environmental factors that affect this plan. The organization's culture, history, mission and current issues must clearly be considered.
We believe that strategic planning is a carefully designed process that must be customized to meet the needs of the client organization. There is a focus on listening and making sure that the client has considered the perspectives of those who will be involved in the strategic planning or who will be significantly affected by the plan.
The strategic planning process must include a baseline of the organization's positioning and reputation from the perspectives of all relevant constituencies.
"We have used Joan many times over my 7+ years here. She and her staff bring an enormous depth of healthcare knowledge both as a consultant and from working directly in the field for other tertiary health systems. We have used Joan to provide periodic market share updates as well as customer preference studies to formulate and update our continuous five year strategic plan. She has also facilitated our off site strategic meetings which is attended by our three independent boards which fall under our single corporate umbrella. I have always been impressed with Joan’s advance preparation, ability to focus on the theme of the meeting and to help us bring people from all walks of professional lives to have a good understanding of the key issues on the table resulting in usable deliverables at the conclusion of retreats. Joan is well respected in Central and Southern Ohio for her end work product. She has a broad base of experience working with facilities and systems of all sizes, urban and rural, always getting the desired results and satisfied customers. One of her many talents is the ability to weave non-clinician leaders with clinician leaders so their focus is on the same end target. Her innate ability to encourage, get audience participation and buy-in has always been very impressive to me. I highly recommend her to help lead you and your facility through the most trying times our industry has ever experienced."
Strategic planning for a national provider of homes for developmentally disabled persons, a state level disability organization, a state-wide home health association, Habitat for Humanity, Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra and other organizations.
Tumor-site specific cancer strategic planning for a large local hospital system included design of planning processes, facilitation of all planning sessions with timely post-session documents and subgroup work, data analysis, and plan development for three large planning groups over a nine-month period.
Hospital annual strategic planning retreats with board and hospital leadership providing strategic planning session design, agenda and format, pre-retreat planning including pre-retreat objectives, interviewing of all top leadership and board members, retreat materials based on internal and external analysis, facilitation and retreat summary documents
Planning retreat sessions for a large health system to develop a system-wide population health strategic plan including session design, agenda and format, group dynamics, facilitation of full group and breakout sessions, summary documents and post-session documents.
Planning retreat sessions for a large health system to develop a system-wide quality and safety plan including session design, agenda and format, group dynamics, facilitation of full group and breakout sessions, summary documents and post-session documents.
Planning retreat sessions for a large health system to develop system-wide and division human resources plans including session design, agenda and format, group dynamics, facilitation of full group and breakout sessions, report documents.
External review planning for a large hospital system including interviewing of ten large organizations for a corporate human resources strategic plan.
Strategic planning responsibilities for hospital service lines, regional growth planning and other initiatives as Senior Director of Planning, Marketing, and Market Research at Riverside Methodist Hospitals, Columbus, Ohio (OhioHealth).