Global Collaboration: The Grove Partners ProgramMay 30, 2017
Collaboration, networking, relationship. These ideas resonate with many in The Grove’s network, from clients and associates to consultancies in places all around the world that wish to foster creativity and collaboration in their businesses. With this last group, the consultancies, we have formalized a pathway to partner with The Grove.
Who We Partner With
The Grove Partners Program is for small-to-mid-size consulting firms collaborating with The Grove on client work, licensing Grove methods for internal use, or translating and distributing Grove products. Typically these firms offer a blend of services in the organizational consulting space, with a mutual interest in visual strategy, teaming and leadership development, or change consulting.
The Partners Program formalizes our longtime ad-hoc partnering from the many years that we have worked internationally. Seeds of visual facilitation and collaborative practices have been sown worldwide through Grove consulting and trainings. David Sibbet’s Visual Leadership book series, published by John Wiley & Sons and translated widely, has further expanded the global network of visual practitioners and raised the profile of this way of working.
How We Partner
Our Partners engage with us in one or more of three types of business relationships:
• Translating and distributing Grove products in their local cultures, including Germany, Netherlands, and Saudi Arabia.
• Licensing the use of specific Grove tools in their own practices and offerings. For example, Business Models Inc. (BMI) has bundled The Grove’s Graphic Guides® with its Business Model Canvas to create a successful offering used by BMI’s many offices worldwide.
These relationships allow The Grove and our Partners to serve large global companies that seek visual-facilitation, strategy, and team-development services in different locales.
Evolving Visual Methods
Wonderful organizations all over the world are entering into this work with new eyes and a freshness that is invigorating for us at The Grove. Nearly every month we hear about new consulting firms that are integrating visual practice, team performance, strategic change, and virtual work into the heart of their offerings.
We are committed to helping our partners develop mastery-level competencies in the use of these tools and methods. Our hope is that the Grove Partners Program will provide a way for them to work productively with The Grove in a reciprocal way, fostering a true learning network committed to raising the quality and availability of first-rate process consulting all around the globe.