Christopher SzecseySenior Associate
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Christopher Szecsey (“say-chay”), a GPG Senior Associate since 2004, is a consultant, trainer, and facilitator, with over 20 years of professional consulting experience in the USA and over 40 years of worldwide work in international development. Christopher specializes in strategic and action planning; multi-stakeholder collaboratives and partnerships; organizational capacity assessment and building; project development, management, and strengthening; leadership/management and team development; and board development. His clients include nonprofit organizations, foundations, and government agencies, including city, county, and statewide government entities.
One of Christopher’s specialties is designing and facilitating participatory processes for team and task force efforts, including meetings, workshops/ trainings, and events, using approaches such as Appreciative Inquiry, for strengthening stakeholder buy-in and ownership for positive change. Beyond his native English, Christopher also speaks Spanish and Indonesian.
- Designed and facilitated strategic planning process for board of directors and senior leadership team of nonprofit organization, ConnectEd, California, from analysis of present situation to future strategic priorities;
- Designed and facilitated the development and implementation of Phase 1- Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: Implementation Plan for the State of California, for statewide multi-stakeholder collaborative task force;
- Designed and led strategic and action planning process for the California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division (EESD) to develop its overall Plan, including an overarching Guiding Framework, a multi-year Strategic Framework, and annual Action Plan, providing a detailed short-term implementation plan;
- Coordinated and provided process meeting and work group design, report research and writing, for the CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Environmental Literacy Task Force, a statewide multi-stakeholder collaborative, resulting in the production of A Blueprint for Environmental Literacy, which recommends how resources should be coordinated, and supported, to improve the environmental literacy of all California’s students.