New CfEE initiative: Strengthening Business to Achieve Higher Performance

The BC Centre for Employment Excellence is launching an exciting new initiative focused on developing organizational capacity and business process improvements in the non-profit sector.

The Centre will engage 10 to 12 leaders in non-profit organizations across the province that provide employment services to specialized populations. The group will collectively develop a prototype model for non-profits to support business process management (BPM), including the approach, resources and tools. The project will deliver an evaluation strategy to accompany the model and implementation plan for a pilot project that can be tested in order to determine its impact on process efficiency, productivity and client outcomes from BPM.

BPM is a client-centered approach to look at organizational management that promotes organizational learning and capacity building. It is more commonly used in the for-profit sector, although its use in the public and nonprofit sectors is increasing.

The results and learnings from this initiative will be presented in a CfEE webinar in the new year.

The Centre will be issuing an Expression for Interest to non-profit organizations to participate in this initiative. The application form, which includes more information about participation criteria, will be available later this week.

This is a 6-month initiative that begins in September 2014 and is funded by the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation’s Community and Employer Partnerships Initiative (Research and Innovation Fund).

For queries about this project, please contact Susanna Gurr, the CfEE Managing Director (sgurr@cfeebc.org) or Greg Lockwood, the CfEE Stakeholder Coordinator (glockwood@cfeebc.org).

The Centre for Employment Excellence is funded in whole or in part by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

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