Lead successful strategic-change and planning initiatives with The Grove's organization-change services. Align around vision and goals, make sense of complexity, and spark momentum for change.

The Grove offers an integrated and creative approach to the challenge of engaging people and organizations around aligned action. Our change consulting and design services support high engagement, systemic thinking, innovation, strategic alignment, and culture change.

We are experts at designing and leading collaborative processes. We facilitate vision and strategy design, annual planning and priority-setting, rollouts of strategic initiatives, and more. Our consultants work with you to design tailored interventions that draw from our time-tested visual facilitation methods for meeting, teaming, and planning.

Visioning and Strategic Planning: Aligning for Change

The Grove’s high-engagement Strategic Visioning™ visual-planning system brings the power of visual thinking to strategy development and leading change.

A Strategic Visioning process yields clear plans that directly support action. Gathered around large visual displays of their work, participants see where they are in alignment and where they still need to reach agreement. At the conclusion of the session, every person leaves with a shared vision of what the organization aims to achieve and how its key strategies will unfold. Panoramic representations of the organization’s current situation, vision, and action plans aid ongoing organization-wide inspiration and implementation of strategic direction.

Download the Strategic Visioning™ brochure.

Read article: Overcome These Nine Planning Challenges with Strategic Visioning.

Read article: Agile Visual Planning: Supporting Innovation and Action.

Clarity and Communication Through Grove Storymaps®

Alignment across an entire system is possible with an integrated picture of your organization’s plans and a compelling story of how to achieve them.

The Grove works with clients to create Storymaps and other media that support key conversations, focus big meetings, showcase the organization’s story, or set a high-level direction for change processes. Use a Storymap process to visualize complex cross-functional systems, create a change-alignment map, or communicate your organization’s vision to stakeholders.

Download the Grove Storymaps® brochure.

Read a case study about our Storymapping work with HealthEast Care System.

Read article: Top 10 Reasons to Use a Storymap.

Read article: “Hit the Beach”: VMware’s Storymap Opens Up Internal and External Communication.

Read article: A Client's Perspective: 7 Tips for a Successful Storymap Project.

Leading Organizations Through Change

Across the complete cycle of change, we can help your organization make sense of complexities and work productively within the uncertainties that change brings.

Our consultants are seasoned facilitators of large organization-change processes. We can work with your leadership, stakeholders, and internal consultants to improve cross-function communication and collaboration, renew your organization’s work culture, develop an organization-wide change strategy, and coordinate communications and implementation to build momentum for change.

Strategic Visioning and Storymapping methods are often used in this work, as well as our proven best practices for meetings, teaming, collaboration and dialog.

Read a case study about our organization-change work with University of California - Merced.

Read a case study about our long-term strategic planning work with DLR Group.

Read article: Creating a Culture of Collaboration and Change at Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Business Administration.

View the Seven Challenges of Change™ Framework, a model that informs The Grove's organization change work.

Just thought you would like to know that all your hard work with us this past 15 years in helping us shape our vision has just resulted this year in our being named by Architect Magazine (the publication of the American Institute of Architects) as the #1 design firm in the nation. We are of course ecstatic. As the Design Forum leader this of course takes on maybe even a little more personal meaning for me, however everyone here is extremely proud and I just wanted to say that we couldn't have done it without all your help and vision over the years.

Steven McKay

DLR Group

Contact us to learn more or to book a Grove consultant:

Download Brochures

Learn more about our tools and processes designed to guide organization transformation.

NEW: Visual Consulting Book

Visual Consulting: Designing & Leading Change, by The Grove's David Sibbet & Gisela Wendling, integrates visual facilitation, group dialogue, and change-work methods for facilitating change in private, public, and non-profit organizations.

Visual Leaders Book

Visual Leaders: New Tools for Visioning, Management, & Organization Change, by Grove Founder David Sibbet, explores the use of visual-meeting and team methodologies for visioning and strategy formation, planning, implementation, and organization change.


Get a feel for our organization-change services with this short video.


We offer the Strategic Visioning workshop and the Designing & Leading Change Intensive. The full schedule of Grove public workshops is here.

We also can provide custom workshops at The Grove or at your location, tailored to your organization's unique challenges and goals. These are ideal if you have specific needs or want to build on previous Grove training.