Center for Policy, Planning, and Performance
Office based in Saint Paul, MN and an affiliated organization in Romania
Specializing in Organizational & Social Change Since 1999
The Center for Policy, Planning, and Performance believes in a systems approach to change. We believe that the effectiveness of public or organizational policies are directly linked to the engagement and participation of the community and other impacted people in helping to create them and the means of measurement and accountability.
The center is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization which provides consulting and training services to progressive nonprofit and government organizations. When consultation or training isn’t enough, the Center provides program management and administration.
Services are custom designed in order to create a solution which fully satisfies the unique requirement of each client. By understanding the nature and context of each need we are asked to meet, we can provide meaningful capacity building and organization development. Our efforts are to enhance the internal resources and assets of an organization and strengthen its relationships and strategies for optimal performance in the service of its mission.
What We Do
The Center for Policy, Planning, and Performance partners with individuals, organizations, and communities to effectively create and sustain social justice. Our work includes:
A comprehensive set of organizational consulting services
- A wide range of individual training and professional development
Restorative Justice, mediation, and facilitation services
- Board Development
- Developing a Statment of Purpose of Mission
- Developing Policies for Governance & Operations
- Policy Analysis & Implications
- Organization Assessment & Evaluation
- Strategic Plan Design & Implementation
- Retreat Planning
- Management for Nonprofit & Government
- Right to Supervision Workshop
- Program Development
- Facilitation: Running Effective Meetings
- Developing & Improving Process
- Project Management
- Establishing Outcomes & Performance Measures
- Cultivating & Maintaining a Respectful Workplace
- Mediation, Dialogue, Conflict Resolution, & Restorative Justice
- Community engagement and large group facilitation and consensus building
- Personal Effectiveness
- Being an Effective Change Agent Training
- Leadership Development
- Cultural Competence
- Increasing Resilience
- Introduction to Systems Thinking
- Sexual harassment, ethics, cross-cultural communication, and conflict resolution
- Team Building: Working in Teams
We pledge to produce results that respect the whole individual, to use power ethically in relationships that are mutually accountable, and to build and sustain violence-free communities.
Corridor Development Initititive
MnDot DBE & Workforce Collaborative
“Barbara Raye has the very skillful ability to balance theoretical models of planning and community building with real life application. To this end, one of her key strengths lies in getting people to think and act in different ways. Ways that are right, just and empowering.”
“Barbara has the ability to look at complex issues and explain them to others in ways that are understandable and useful. This ability to help translate complexity into simpler forms is one of the ways she encourages people to become more involved in decision-making. They begin to see ways that their efforts can make a difference – and lead to positive change.”
We are grateful for your leadership…this was a crucial experience for us. We needed a boost and an effective invitation to focus and bond. You provided that beautifully.
The majority of the work for the Center for Policy, Planning & Performance is funded by contracts with organizations. However, the following foundations have provided the CPPP small grants for project funding over the years:
Primary operations are based in St. Paul, Minnesota and an affiliated organization in Romania. Please contact us for assistance in determining which of our services and locations can most successfully benefit you.
2233 University Avenue West, Suite 338
St. Paul, MN 55114