As communities change and adapt to uncertainty and turmoil, arts, heritage, cultural and community organizations are finding that they need a reset to achieve operational sustainability while pursuing their vision.
Hatlie Group’s practice is based on the viewpoint that working towards sustainability strengthens cultural organizations by:
This reset takes a process, the right tools, a focus on community, and, most importantly, a willingness to change — perhaps even drastically — to be successful.
We see the change an organization needs to move through to achieve these ends from a holistic approach comprising four core elements:
making the decision to change
going through change
building around change
We work with organizations to clarify their strategy and direction, strengthen operations, and support effective and efficient governance practice. Change is a path — we walk with you to support success as you reset for a resilient future.
Hatlie Group worked with the museum’s staff and board in a major organizational renewal. This project resulted in a visitor- and programming-focused business plan designed to diversify the museum’s revenue model and increase its community profile and relationships from a sustainability perspective.
Using a change management model and specific tactics to support successful change, Hatlie Group worked with the Arts Commons Project Team to guide an organization-wide shift to online document management. A lessons-learned evaluation approach provided detailed information that informed a number of recommendations for future project management.
Working with Fort Calgary staff and stakeholders, Hatlie Group developed a detailed Collections Management Policy and engaged with the Fort Calgary Indigenous Advisory Committee to develop appropriate collections policies for working with Indigenous belongings.
Hatlie Group was engaged to develop a Process Design for the amalgamation of Tumbler Ridge Global UNESCO Geopark and Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation into one organization. The process resulted in a detailed, research-based workplan that will provide the Joint Task Force with the elements of an organizational design for an amalgamated entity.