Are you in the right partnerships, with the right people, going in the right direction together?
If you're struggling to answer that question, you're not alone. Most organizations today have accumulated so many partners or key relationships that they've lost track of; who they are, how they are performing, and whether or not they are relevant to the current or future direction of the organization.
It doesn't have to be this way any longer.
You can decrease overwhelm, frustration and lack of clarity in less than 30 days with The Partnership Audit. By spending less than 30 minutes assessing each partnership the Audit is designed to help you truly understand the state of your key relationships with stakeholders, strategic alliances, associates, vendors and partners.
Get a clear picture of your partnership resources.
The Partnership Audit helps you, your board and your executive team finally develop a comprehensive map of your partnerships and key relationships, giving you the confidence to make better decisions, faster while collaborating with your team and partners.
Using the Audit you’ll develop a prioritized list of the key partners to keep, insights on the ones that need review, and clarity on the partnerships that you may need to dissolve.
What relief! You can decrease overwhelm, frustration and lack of clarity in just a matter of hours with this one tool.
Everything you need to conduct an expedited partnership audit.
The good news is you’re not in this alone. We walk you through our unique step-by step process and provide you with everything you need to conduct an expedited partnership audit.
Designed to be used by organizations and associations that have up to 30 partners, the audit can be completed in less than 30 days, spending less than 30 minutes on each partnership evaluation.
We give you everything, including;
- the templates you need to track and assess your partnerships,
- our 12 VBP Partnership Categories that help you identify your most problematic and most promising partnerships, and
- helpful tips for creating your own organizational partnership strategy.
We’ve even included our best advice on how to gracefully dissolve a partnership, should you find yourself in that position.
The Partnership Audit Guidebook walks you through the 3 steps:
PLAN THE PROCESS
We walk you through the process of identifying the individuals within your organization who will be involved in completing the audit and give you the complete step-by-step setup to get you started.
COLLECT THE DATA
With the provided worksheets and templates you’ll collect valuable information about your partnerships. We outline the key conversations you need to have, along with the questions to ask, and details on the data points you need to consider.
INTERPRET THE RESULTS
This is where we turn your data into actionable insights that can impact your success immediately. Using our 12 VBP Partnership Categories you sort and interpret the information you’ve collected to determine which partnerships are the highest priorities and where you should re-allocate resources.
Find out if your partnerships are an investment or an expense.
Just like a financial review, this process is designed to help you really understand the state of your key relationships with stakeholders, strategic alliances, associates, vendors and partners.
Armed with this information, you can stop wondering if you’re wasting valuable resources and start focusing on growing your business through strategic value-based partnering.
Energizing. Entusing. Enthralling. Enette's uncanny ability to project your vision on a panoramic screen will sweep you off your feet, blow your mind away and set you on a path to the stars. Powerfully transformational stuff!
Nabil Doss,Vice President - Global Speakers Federation
Thank you again Enette for the Master Planning Weekend that enabled discovery... Discovery for us not only at an individual level but for us collectively as a group. I think we can definitely say that we all took away something special from the weekend - for some of us something profound; as the timing was right, for others; an invitation to be provoked to think differently and still others a challenge to get going.
Executive Leader,Retreat Participant
I went from feeling I had to take on everything myself, which was impossible and overwhelming, to seeing I could let a few things go to another plate, that it was ok to let someone help. I cannot recall every exact word, but at the end of that hour, I felt I understood myself better, understood my reasons for doing what I do more clearly, you helped me see myself in a totally different way. You helped me help myself.
Executive Leader,Coaching Client
Enette was an effective listener and helped us gain insight into several key areas, including defining our purpose, identifying our areas of strength, understanding any partnership as a transformational investment, and sustaining long-term engagement from our stakeholders. Enette is an incisive thinker and articulate facilitator who I would highly recommend to any organization.
Grant Snider,Vice Chair - Business Events Industry Coalition of Canada
It is very important for our successful WPO members take time to reflect on the seven hidden investment accounts. I was appreciative of your focus of the WPO relationships and how to build on our network.Your presentation was a highlight of our WPO retreat.
Rhona Levine Ruben,Director of Corporate Sponsorship, Women Presidents Organization
The VBP Executive Intensive program has provoked lots of personal and organizational insights. Using the VBP tool I have found out precisely the strategic priorities of my organization and have discovered how related partnerships are working and not working for the benefit of us. I am now sharing the methodology with my team and they have been involved too in this process. The VBP has brought me to reflection and action for the better performance of my organization.
José Macías,Facilitator & Founder, Dialogue in the Dark
The VBP Principles have given our organization the tools to renovate our perspective about partnerships. It has given us the light to distinguish which partnerships are strategic and which we should dissolve so our energy and resources are focused on the most important priorities. It has lead us to leverage our performance, giving better results to our sponsors and beneficiaries.
Carmen Farías,CEO, Zihuame Mochilla A. C.
Our organization has always valued partnerships but has never utilized a formal strategy to evaluate these partnerships and formulate a coherent plan. While conducting the VBP Audit we were able to prioritize the partnerships that contributed most significantly to our client services, leveraging our resources more effectively. The process led us through a coherent action plan guided by mutual values and realistic priorities. Our successful and measurable outcomes have proven the value of VBP for our organization.
George Kurzawa,Executive Director, Canadian Mental Health Association, Niagara Branch
As a small not for profit charity it is important that we have clear vision and strategic thinking in all areas of our organization. The VBP Audit and the Executive Intensive helps map out what your top priorities are and then use that as a lens when reviewing your current partnerships or analyzing any gaps. Having it mapped out all in one place ensures each department is aware of how our organization's relationships are mapped out and cross wired. It allows us as an organization to work smarter not harder.