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Revisioning for the Largest Transportation Agency

Client:   Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Agency (LA Metro) Beacon was selected to assist Metro’s CEO revise the agency’s vision, mission and value statements to reflect the evolving direction of the agency’s role in developing the county’s transportation infrastructure for the next century. Beacon conducted interviews with Metro’s senior and mid-level managers in 25+ departments and divisions to get feedback on the organization’s current priorities and future plans that were used at an executive session that we facilitated to draft…

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Strategic Planning for the Largest Public Utility Agency

Client:  Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Beacon was selected as a subcontractor to assist an international management consulting firm with the development of the enterprise-wide strategic plan for LADWP, including a SWOT analysis of 9,200 internal employees and thousands of external stakeholders including business, labor, environmental, and neighborhood groups through online surveys, focus groups and interviews; and developing an internal and external communications strategy for plan implementation.  We facilitated a leadership retreat and developed questionnaires for stakeholders to…

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Empowering our Neighborhoods to Lead

Client: Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood  Empowerment (LA DONE) Services have been provided to the following Neighborhood Councils: Pico, Van Nuys, Greater Echo Park Elysian, North Hills East, Watts, and MacArthur Park Beacon has a long-term contract with DONE to provide leadership development services for Neighborhood Council (NC) boards.  We have conducted leadership development focusing on issues ranging from communication, organizational management, working in teams, collaboration and decision making. To diagnose issues, Beacon initially conducts an assessment using online and paper surveys.…

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