As project managers, we have a lot of fun assisting a variety of businesses and organizations. We thrive on bringing our expertise of process and organization to the table.
That’s what we did when Healthy North Dakota asked us to assist with the Statewide Vision and Strategy Coordinating Team.
Healthy North Dakota founded the Statewide Vision and Strategy Coordinating Team to support a coordinated vision and understanding of health care services provided in the state.
Members of the team included a wide range of leaders who represented business, associations, government organizations, healthcare organizations, higher education and more. They all gathered monthly to share needs, challenges, opportunities and available resources.
But when a Healthy North Dakota staff member tasked with administering the team left, the group no longer had someone to hold the group members accountable for what was discussed and shared. Assigning these additional responsibilities to one of the committee members wasn’t an option because the members were volunteers.
The SVS Coordinating Team asked Reach Partners to coordinate the monthly meetings (including set the agenda), distribute minutes and follow-up with committee members on action items. Anita stepped into this role for more than two years.
She worked closely with the team’s chair to ensure the group’s momentum continued and progress was made. When action points were identified during meetings, she followed up with the responsible committee member.
“Anita filled a vital role in a transition period for the program and the team. We relied on her expertise and we were not disappointed,” said Jerry E. Jurena, president of the North Dakota Hospital Association and chair of the SVS Coordinating Team.
We’re grateful that we were able to help the SVS Coordinating team stay on task and collaborate in a healthy and positive manner.