September 21, 2012
|Next Phase of Strategic Planning Effort Underway
This week the Trial Court’s strategic planning Process Steering Committee (PSC) met with The Ripples Group, the strategic planning consultant recently selected to work with the committee and court leaders to develop long-range strategies and actions plans. The firm outlined project components and a timeline that will enable the Trial Court to complete an overall plan by the end of this fiscal year.
“We look forward to beginning the next phase of our strategic planning effort with a strong PSC comprised of employee volunteers and experienced consultants who understand the complexity of this organization,” said Chief Justice of the Trial Court Robert Mulligan.
Court Administrator Harry Spence, who chaired the committee that selected the consulting firm, added, “We were pleased that our process found this high caliber, small firm right here in Boston. The founding partners of The Ripples Group are actively committed to working with us and have hit the ground running.”
The selection committee, which included four PSC members, used an RFP process to identify, evaluate and select the consulting firm, which is based in Boston. Five firms were selected for interviews from 13 proposals received from consultants across the country. The committee unanimously selected The Ripples Group, which provides consulting services to a wide range of public and private sector organizations.
Over the next month subcommittees of the PSC will collect information on the court user experience, court innovations underway across the country, and workforce development needs. Later in the fall, surveys, focus groups and meetings will be conducted with internal and external stakeholders to further examine these and other areas of court operations.
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