McCord Consulting Group

McCord Consulting Group provides customized consulting services to for-profit and nonprofit entities that includes board of director governance training, board of director development, organizational diversity training, and strategic facilitation.

The MCG Difference

A Full Service Consulting Agency

Working both virtually and in person, we are a full-service consulting firm, specializing in facilitation and training in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, board of director governance, and strategic facilitation.

The MCG Difference

A Full Service Consulting Agency

Facilitation

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

McCord Consulting Group is a subject matter expert on diversity and inclusion issues. Meeting people where they are at, we help groups create a foundation to understand diversity, equity, and inclusion. This comprehension demonstrates to current and future employees, customers, and stakeholders the purpose and overall intention of diversity as it relates to a distinct organizational culture.

Strategic Facilitation

We bring enthusiasm, emotional safety, and structure to meetings – giving groups permission to execute bold ideas to change communities and the world. Using innovative problem solving techniques, McCord Consulting Group guides teams to prioritize the most impactful actions and sets them on a path to immediate implementation the moment the facilitated session is complete.

Training

Board Governance

Tailored to the needs of the individual organization, McCord Consulting Group leads Board of Directors through their roles and responsibilities as they relate to both the mission of the organization and the job of the CEO. Incorporating diversity and inclusion into all training reinforces its importance in sustaining innovative and relevant institutions.

MCG Team

Meet the team.

MCG Team

McCord Consulting Group principals have been in the governmental affairs, business consulting, and board development fields since 2004.

With a notable career in the legislative field, some highlights for the MCG team include:

  • Senior Director of Communications & Legislative Affairs at Scofes & Associates Consulting, Inc. – This powerful governmental affairs firm specializes in representing Fortune 500 companies in fourteen states with offices in Michigan, Illinois and Washington D.C.
  • Legislative Advisor for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality – this position, appointed by former Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm, helps the Department regulate air, land, and water policies in the State of Michigan.

Additionally, the team has worked on educational and labor policy at the Colorado General Assembly, bringing a unique expertise and proven lobbying style to the West.

The team has consulted with organizations looking to implement organizational change from board of director engagement to recruitment of minority employees and board directors that is culturally competent and supportive.

MCG’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Public Policy from Michigan State University.

MCG provides public speaking services, educating audiences about organizational diversity and board governance. The team has presented to: The University of Notre Dame, Financial Planning Association, BevNet, ExpoWest, Alliance Management Institute, and the Colorado Small Business Development Center.

Ms. McCord’s civic and professional board participation includes the Posner Center for International Development and the City of Boulder Board of Zoning Adjustment. Past board participation includes Boulder Housing Partners Board and the Community Affairs Council of the Boulder Chamber. Ms. McCord is the past President of the Notre Dame Club of Denver and she is the current Diversity Council Region West Director for the University of Notre Dame. She has been named a Boulder ‘Young Pro to Know’ by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce.

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Mission Statement Refresh

A mission statement refresh is a great opportunity to review your current mission statement to see if your organization should go through an exercise to revise the mission statement. During your refresh statement, take note of the following:

Make Sure All The Right People Are In the Room

The mission statement refresh should be attended by all board directors and key staff, including the executive director and program manager. The mission statement governs all activities of the organization and both the board and the executive director should be in agreement on any changes made to the statement.

The Mission is Repeatable

Quick, recite your mission statement right now! If you, as an executive director or board director, can not recite your mission statement word for word, as it is written, it may be time to go through a mission statement refresh. If your mission statement is using outdated language or is too lengthy, it will be difficult for your board to talk about the organization in an authentic way.

We’ve Strayed From Our Mission

Does your mission statement say you serve everyone in your city yet your programs serve everyone in your region? You have mission creep. A mission refresh is an opportunity to either change your programming to line up with your mission statement, or change your mission statement to evolve with the needs of your community.

For more information on board governance and organizational diversity, follow along on Twitter or Instagram. Nikki McCord is the founder of McCord Consulting Group, the only choice for organizations looking to energize, innovate, and diversify their boards and organizations.

Contact

Based in the Business Capitol of the West

By appointment only.

Contact

Based in the Business Capitol of the West

Denver USA
720.443.0894

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