Organizational Development

Workshops and Training

 Improving teamwork, leadership and the workplace to make your team work more efficiently and effectively.

Organizational Development (OD) is like giving a boost to a company’s health and performance. It’s about making positive changes in how the organization works, so it can adapt better, grow stronger, and achieve its goals. This involves things like improving teamwork, developing leaders, and making the overall workplace environment better. OD is like a tune-up for a company to make it work more smoothly and effectively.

Strategic Planning & Consulting

The Strategic Difference offers a wide variety of consulting designed specifically to meet your organization’s needs. Contact us today to learn more.

  • Project Design
  • Needs Assessments

Capacity Building

Capacity building is like strengthening the muscles of an organization. It’s about helping a group or a community to develop the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to do things better and achieve their goals. It’s like giving them the tools and training to become more capable and resilient in tackling challenges and making positive changes.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Retreats
  • Needs Assessments
  • Executive Assessments
  • Trajectory Planning for Leaders

Program Design

Organizational Program Design is like creating a blueprint for success. It involves planning and structuring initiatives or projects within a group to achieve specific goals. It’s about figuring out what needs to be done, how to do it, and organizing the necessary resources to make things work effectively. Program design is like drawing a roadmap to guide the organization toward its desired outcomes.

  • Program Design and Evaluations
  • Grant Strategy
  • Project Management


“I direct a Center for Women’s Health and Wellness and was looking for someone who could provide an objective and skilled lens to guide us through a strategic planning process. Kelly was outstanding. While she had a clear organized approach for this process, she was also extremely sensitive to the unique needs of our center, and developed a tailored plan that would work within our timeline and budget. Kelly is incredibly personable, upbeat and collaborative, and really helped guide our team to thoughtfully consider our strengths and who we want to be in order to develop a sound and sustainable vision, mission and core values. I would not hesitate to call on her in the future and have already recommended her to others in our organization!”

– Sandra J Shultz PhD, ATC, CSCS, Director, Center for Women’s Health and Wellness, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

“National PTA has had the great fortune to work with Kelly to provide high quality leadership development through customer service on our digital safety initiative. She is a top-notch trainer who is dedicated to helping PTAs make a difference in their community. She is able to build strong connections with volunteers, community partners, and funders. She has a high attention to detail, is extremely organized, articulate, collaborate and flexible – all the key skills in a high performer.”

– Courtney Kissell, National PTA Director of Programs and Partnerships

“Kelly’s presentations are engaging and relevant.  She finds a way to get attendees involved and a part of the conversation.”

– Amy Stanley, School Nutrition Association, NC Immediate Past President