Expertise: Strategic Planning, Performance Measurement, Survey Design, Research, Evaluation, Facilitation
Alan Vladicka brings nearly 40 years of experience in planning, evaluation, performance measurement and research to his work with clients. Alan has worked with a wide range of organizations, from large universities to small community boards, to develop guiding visions, strategic directions, objectives, action plans and performance measures.
Based on these experiences, he has developed an integrated approach to planning that can be adapted to meet the needs of any organization seeking to improve its effectiveness and success. He has facilitated complete planning cycles as well as projects that focus on single elements of the cycle. He is also experienced at assisting clients to think through and identify their needs and priorities, especially when these are not clearly defined.
Alan has taught strategic planning and survey design, and has presented at numerous conferences on topics ranging from focus group facilitation and program evaluation to planning with vision. He is recognized for integrating the rigorous “hard” components of research and data analysis and the “soft” aspects of visioning and planning, and for clear and concise writing of strategic plans, annual reports, program proposals and similar documents.
Alan’s experience includes:
Alan is a recipient of Outstanding Service Awards from CIRPA and MacEwan University, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and Scouts Canada's Medal of Merit and Bar.
Expertise: Technical Writing, Food Safety, Strategic Planning, Training, Facilitation
Betty Vladicka has been helping organizations and small agricultural businesses succeed for over 30 years. Her experience as a member of numerous boards and committees, together with her background in agricultural production gives her a strong appreciation of the challenges that face those working in agriculture.
By providing strategic advice and planning support, Betty has helped organizations conduct problem analyses to identify barriers limiting their growth, develop marketing strategies, and improve their operations by coaching them through bylaw revisions and organizational restructuring.
She is the co-author of the manual “Marketing Food Safely”, a comprehensive resource targeted at farm direct marketers who need a solid understanding of food safety principles and practices. Betty has worked with the farm direct sector for over 20 years, providing them with: legislative and regulatory analysis; specialized food safety consulting; advice on marketing initiatives; and information resources including fact sheets, newsletter articles, pamphlets and tip sheets. She has given many presentations on food safety, marketing and legislative compliance. Her passion and commitment to facilitating industry growth is reflected in her numerous speaking engagements and training sessions.
Betty has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. She has also taken extensive professional training in strategic planning, leadership development, facilitation, food safety and organic production.
Betty has served on the boards or committees of: