Shape Success.

The WolfGroup has undertaken a wide-range of organizational development and change projects. We have been brought in at different stages of the cycle of change to support organizations in establishing a sense of urgency, recognizing obstacles and opportunities, generating a shared vision, rolling out implementation and in consolidating their gains.
It is challenging for us to separate branch of our work from the rest: all of our services are about change. The snapshot of projects below illustrate opportunities that we have had to influence the bigger picture, often through mid- and long-term engagements. The range of themes and deliverables speak to the breadth of expertise we can rally.

Policy and Strategy Projects

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

We lead an institutional review of how the ICRC responds to the operational and resource demands of high profile conflicts and complex emergencies. Process included broad-based consultation within the organization, and with influential actors in the UN system, RC/RC Movement, NGOs, NATO and the private sector.

Project Development

PeaceNexus Foundation

Seconded as a facilitator for an organizational change process, in developing the capacity of a peacebuilding NGO in undertaking effective policy advocacy as a complement to their field operations. Lead a series strategy and reflection workshops and training, developing consensus and institutional guidance tested through a series of pilot projects.

International Council of Volunteer Agencies (ICVA)

Developed a fresh initiative around the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs entitled, ’Strengthening the relevance of humanitarian principles in humanitarian action’. Through intensive dialogue with stakeholders, developed a Discussion Paper reflecting the challenges facing the Code, and the piloting of Learning Events to enable organizations to more effectively employ them.

Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (GPP)

We served as the project leader of the project International Geneva and the UN Peacebuilding Commission in close partnership with QUNO and the HEI/CCDP. Developed the project from a comprehensive analytical mapping of Geneva-based Peacebuilding capacities, to the organization of high-level conferences with the UN Office at Geneva (UNOG) and founded the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, a joint initiative for 2008.

MERCY Malaysia

Design and facilitation of a strategic retreat for Governance and Management stakeholders with the goal of aligning organizational priorities with their strategic result areas and KPIs. On-going process includes coaching and facilitation of the development of the Secretariat’s Implementation Plan, working towards the development of Country Strategies, revised Annual Plans and Job Descriptions.

Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO)

This was a stock-taking exercise of the Disarmament and Peace programme, examining its partnerships and developing strategic options for the organization’s future thinking.

"UNRWA at 60" campaign

The WolfGroup lead an ambitious initiative to develop events, networks and interest around the commemoration of 60 years of service that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has undertaken alongside Palestine refugees. The campaign development included facilitating the strategy development and streamlining of project types and outputs. We assembled a multi-disciplinary team to develop feasible project proposals and produce printed, digital and web-based products for further fund-raising and global coordination.

World Food Programme (WFP)

We were part of a Field Study on the Protection of Civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006. Our work was in support of an institutional policy project exploring how the Programme could improve beneficiary protection, through its staff, mandate and operations. The outcome of the field research included the formulation of country-level and strategic recommendations for the eventual WFP policy formulation. In 2009, we undertook a review of all WFP-commissioned research projects to develop a discussion paper for a High Level Humanitarian Conference.