- Piedmont Unified School District Long-Range Planning
- CCP worked with a collaborative governance team to engage the educational community in long-range planning for the Piedmont Unified School District in the Bay Area. In 2009, the School Board and Superintendent wanted to engage the community on the future of the District in anticipation of impending reduced revenue to ensure the long-term viability of the Districts goals and priorities. CCP provided ongoing consultation with school board members and the superintendent on collaborative governance and how best to engage the public. CCP guided the governance group on strategic outreach to ensure that a range of community members participated in the effort. CCP facilitated two large dynamic community-wide meetings complemented by the services of a graphic recorder in an effort to record the future vision for the school district and to communicate the complex budget information to the diverse group of participants. The Piedmont Unified School District adopted the long-range plan and priorities to use as criteria to inform its budgetary and programmatic decision-making.
- West Campus/ Saint Hope Design Team Facilitation
- The West Campus/Saint Hope Design Team Facilitation project was an intense effort conducted in December 2011. The project was designed around a controversial proposal to swap or co-locate two high schools and to understand whether the proposed process to evaluate the proposals could be insightful and cost effective. CCP conducted confidential assessment meetings to obtain the opinions and perspectives of 26 Design Team members. The Design Team process is a Sacramento City Unified School District practice that brings together diverse stakeholders on a given topic. The interviewees included parents, students, teachers, a janitor, and other concerned individuals. Given the subject matter, kids, emotions ran high and opinions were strong. Two and a half days were allocated for the 26 interviews with a public meeting to present the interview results on the third day of the project. All stakeholders interviewed unanimously felt the school district proposal was a not a good idea, and CCP reported the findings at the stakeholder meeting. Although the Design Team agreed to meet again to discuss the merits of the proposal further, the School Board voted to drop the proposal at their subsequent meeting a few days later.