Igniting Corporate Innovation
In 2015, Berlineaton was asked by then Vancity President and CEO, Tamara Vrooman to provide a diagnostic analysis and report of recommendations regarding organizational and cultural improvements that would enable Vancity to attain its ambitious 2020 goals as stated in Vancity’s business plan: Redefining Wealth.
Southern Alberta Flood Recovery
Streamlining Flood Recovery Applications for Thousands of Alberta Citizens
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) needed to streamline the approval process for flood recovery applications by a dramatic margin to deal with a huge increase in the number of applications due to the flood. Berlineaton helped staff redesign their processes, and build a stronger team, with the result that turnaround times were reduced from four to six months to seven days for most applications.
Balmoral Hall School
Berlineaton has helped Balmoral Hall School (BH) design, develop and execute its strategic plan since 2009. In 2016, BH re-engaged Berlineaton to do a major refresh, setting in motion the priorities, activities, support and energy needed to realize a bolder future for the school, building on its strategic planning success to date.
BC Investment Agriculture Foundation
Investing in the Future of BC’s Agriculture and Food Sector
We partnered with the BC Investment Agriculture Foundation – an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that creates funding opportunities to support a thriving BC agriculture and food sector – to develop its first strategic plan.
BC Investment Management Corporation
Supporting FIFE Team Development
BCI’s Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange (FIFE) department engaged Berlineaton to facilitate an all staff offsite meeting to reflect on past accomplishments and develop a plan for the future of the department.
Canadian Accredited Independent Schools
Using Data to Inform Strategic Planning
In late 2019, and through COVID, the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools embarked on a strategic planning process that resulted in a bold new strategic plan, launched on Oct 19th at the Heads and Chairs Conference. Berlineaton provided end-to-end consulting support from rethinking vision, mission and values to reporting templates that measure progress. In addition, our Data and Insights Team designed and administered a Member Survey to all members nationally.
Leading Supply Chain Transformation
As part of a large-scale strategic planning project, our team undertook the design, administration and reporting of a nationwide survey for a leading Canadian association.
City of Vancouver
Planning for Future Vehicle Technology
We worked closely with another consulting firm and City staff, delivered focus groups and large team events to frame out a draft plan and toolkit, and then ground-truthed and improved it through various engagements with functional groups within the city staff envelope.
Natural Resources Canada
Improving Effectiveness of the Technical Support Team
Following on from previous successful projects to continuously improve key corporate services processes across the Canadian Forest Service, Berlineaton was engaged by the Director General of the Pacific Forestry Centre (PFC) to apply proven Continuous Improvement techniques to improving the effectiveness of the Technical Support Team – the group of scientific support staff who provide critically important project enabling support to PFC staff.
Understanding the Online Learning Experience
In March 2020, COVID-19 disrupted all our lives in myriad ways — with the education of our children being particularly impacted. Having worked with Canadian independent schools for nearly 25 years, we watched and were impressed by how schools pivoted so quickly from delivering in-person to online education in a physically distanced world. Berlineaton surveyed a handful of schools to gain feedback about this experience and to create actionable insights to improve the experience of students, parents and teachers.
Our Place Society
Gauging Employee Engagement
Our Place Society, in pursuit of its goal to be an employer of choice for team members aligned with its Vision of “Nourishment, hope, and belonging for all in Greater Victoria”, partnered with Berlineaton to design, administer, and analyze an engagement survey of its 193 staff in six locations.
Pacific Blue Cross
Building a Technology Road Map
Pacific Blue Cross, British Columbia’s leading benefits provider, had developed an ambitious Corporate Strategic Plan to improve its products, create a digital organization and know its customers better — each of which have a technology component.
Board Governance Project
With a new Board Chair, a recently completed Campus Master Plan, and about to embark on CAIS re-accreditation, Southridge, a co-ed, K-12 independent day school located in South Surrey, BC, engaged Berlineaton to explore “what’s next” as a Board.
Charting a Course for the Future
UnionWare, a Winnipeg technology company providing membership system for nearly 150 unions representing 4.5 million employees in Canada and the US, reached out to Berlineaton to help them chart their course for the future.
Upper Canada College
Strategic Directions – TOWARDS 2029
We assisted the new Head of School, Board and Senior Leadership Team at Upper Canada College (UCC) with the development of the school’s 10-year plan, culminating in 2029—their 200th anniversary. This work included an end-to-end strategy project with extensive stakeholder consultation.
What We’ve Done
Proven Solutions & Results
For almost two and a half decades, we’ve been providing management consulting and executive coaching services to organizations and leaders in a variety of sectors, addressing a variety of challenges. All our projects share a strong desire for change, innovation and improvement. We bring to you a sampling of our best work with the hope that you will see what is possible when people rally around a common objective.