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 is a a Black-owned, woman-owned boutique firm with locations in Boulder, Colorado and Panamá City, Panamá. The group has 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 education and labor policy at the Colorado General Assembly, bringing a unique expertise and proven lobbying style to the West.

The team specializes in working with organizations organizations looking to implement organizational change – including strategic facilitation, board of director engagement, and the recruitment and retention 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, training audiences to break free of the status quo so that they can lead their teams and organizations to the next phase of development. The team has spoken before the following audiences: 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 City of Boulder Board of Zoning Adjustment and the Boulder Community Health Patient & Family Advisory Council. Her past board participation includes the Posner Center for International Development, Boulder Housing Partners, 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.

Media

Mid-Year Check-In

Congratulations! We have made it to the middle of the year. June is a great time to take inventory of your year thus far and start to make plans for the remainder of the year and beyond. Here are some tasks you should consider as we head into the second half of the year:

Budget for Future Workshops and Trainings

Whether your fiscal year ends on June 30 or December 31, now is a good time to start thinking about your budget for upcoming trainings and workshops. Maybe your team needs a retreat to solve a difficult problem or reconnect as a group. Perhaps there are critical workshops your organization should attend every year. Budget for these activities first, and then begin the process to find a facilitator who can help you meet your needs.

Team Recognition

Your team has been working hard. Start thinking about how you will recognize your staff at the end of the year. Team appreciation is essential for team morale and retention. 

Break the Status Quo in 2025

Now is the time to start thinking about how you will break the status quo in 2025. Listen to your team and take on a suggestion that’s outside of the box. Examine the way that you lead. How can you push yourself to be a more innovative leader? Sometimes it takes six months of thinking before we’re ready to act. Now is the time to start laying the foundation.

For more information on ways in which I can motivate your team, follow along on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. For more information on board governance and strategic facilitation, follow along on Twitter or Instagram. Nikki McCord is the founder of McCord Consulting Group & McCord Speaks, the only choice for organizations looking to energize, innovate, and pursue new paths beyond the status quo.

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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