Organizational Development


Organization Development (OD) partners with individuals, teams and/or departments to help build a thriving organization that motivates and inspires its people while fulfilling its mission without compromising core values. Our goal is to maximize performance by utilizing the skills and talents already present within our most important resource, our people.

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OUR APPROACH Through consultations and assessments, we evaluate current strategies and challenges. Recommendations are provided to department leaders, including coaching, training, and referrals to resources within Central HR, to develop the organization's systems and processes for improved effectiveness in achieving business goals. External resources may also be recommended.

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OUR STRATEGIES We specialize in enhancing organizations and teams by focusing on strategic planning, organizational assessments, change management, team development, performance improvement, and retreat design and facilitation. Our approach emphasizes the importance of preparing people for change and cultivating agility within organizations and teams to ensure sustainability and success.



We offer professional development opportunities including workshops, training, and coaching for career advancement and personal growth. Additionally, we promote an engaging and collaborative culture, gathering feedback through surveys and focus groups to enhance the employee experience.



Effective teams share common goals, mutual respect, and motivation, leveraging each member's strengths for success. They develop group skills in communication and conflict management. We partner with managers and teams to optimize objectives and results through retreat design, facilitation, and follow-up meetings.



Our team specializes in needs assessment, data analysis, communication, systems thinking, problem-solving, negotiation, facilitation, and coaching. We work closely with departments and teams to identify areas for improvement and develop tailored strategies, guiding them through change and improvement processes.


Our organization development consultants can help you and your team with the following tools and initiatives:
circle with four quadrants DISC By understanding the primary behavioral styles, teams can improve communication, resolve conflicts more effectively, and enhance collaboration. DISC helps team members recognize their own strengths and potential areas for growth while appreciating the diverse working styles of their colleagues. 
person lifting weight CLIFTONSTRENGTHS CliftonStrengths is a powerful tool for team building that helps individuals and teams identify and leverage their unique strengths. By focusing on what team members do best, CliftonStrengths promotes a positive and productive work environment.
arrows in different directions CHANGE MANAGEMENT Manage and proactively plan for large-scale changes, ensuring effective change management in a rapidly growing and evolving organization.
heart ENGAGEMENT Enhance employee satisfaction, productivity, and retention. By fostering a culture of involvement and commitment, organizations can motivate employees to contribute their best efforts
plan book STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT As modern workplaces are changing, strategic alignment is necessary to ensure that organizational goals are met and that employees are equipped to adapt to evolving demands.
question mark NEEDS ASSESSMENT Understand and apply tools such as interviews, focus groups, surveys, and assessments to identify and address key issues and opportunities for improving your organization’s team or department.

Why Organization Development?

See examples of what we do and read about our impact. 

Custom Retreat: The Art of Social Emotional Intelligence

Overview: This customized retreat for the College of Arts & Sciences.

Participants at Retreat

Participant Feedback: I thought the program was outstanding and it provided us an opportunity to hit three main components. A big one was the rewriting of our mission statement, and Bridgette was there to help guide a small group of people to something that was very grandiose. We were really trying to make a significant change and we did, which was especially challenging during this time of significant change. Another component was to then bring that mission statement into our strategic plan of where we wanted to go and have our entire department go through the SOAR (strengths, opportunities, aspirations & results) process. We met multiple times throughout the process. Each component included the opportunity for the team to have discussions in a way that allowed for team building and interactions that we were missing due to the remote work.

Customized Team Retreat using Clifton Strengths

This was for a customized team retreat for Career Services utilizing the CliftonStrengths assessment to examine critical thinking, emotional intelligence, change, and team dynamics.

Overview: The philosophy behind strengths-based development is to encourage us to begin where we are our best. Through reflection and analysis, we can take a deeper look at the role our strengths play in our personal and professional lives and then plan how to best leverage our strengths in the future. The same applies to change management and critical thinking. This retreat plan covered strengths, change, and critical thinking holistically, using reflection and analysis as a tool as a tool for both personal growth and team building.

Participant Feedback:

  • I started at USF on January 2021 and everyone was already working remotely. This session was very helpful because it made me get in touch, in a deeper way, with my new role and how my abilities can be useful. It also allowed me to get to know my colleagues more in depth, since I haven't met them face-to-face yet
  • Bridgette was excellent, and l felt that she was part of our team. She provided several opportunities to reflect and process the information. Excellent presentation and discussion topics. Provided me with very relevant information and the virtual training was very interactive and organized. The presentation slides, resources and information were excellent. Bridgette, thanks very much again for conducting this training for our office and I learned very useful information that I will put into practice.

How to Get Started

To engage our services, please email to schedule an appointment with an OD Consultant. During this meeting, we will discuss your situation and goals, and recommend a plan tailored to your needs, utilizing research-based resources and proven consulting services.


The initial consultation is complimentary. If you choose to proceed with our services, fees will be determined based on the scope of the project. Our pricing is competitive, offering value compared to external providers offering similar services.