SERVICES

“[Stephanie helped] facilitate relationship building, provide training on project design and change management, organize the work well, and keep communication flowing between learning community partners and MDH sponsors in primary care and public health….Based on our experience, we would strongly recommend SDK.”

— Carol Bauer

Minnesota Department of Health

STRATEGY + RESEARCH

SDK Communications + Consulting works with clients to set direction, and we lead research programs that shape decisions and support executives. Key Strategy and Research services include: 
 

  • Surveys

  • Focus groups

  • Perception interviews 

  • Communications audits

  • Media scans

  • Content analysis

  • Landscape assessments

  • Event sequences designed to gather public input

  • Facilitating decision making processes

Project Examples

“Stephanie was well prepared, strategic, and easy to work with. Her Stakeholder Analysis training for state employees blended the perfect amount of theory, practice, and depth for our civic engagement practitioners. The training received high praise and kept participants asking for more."

— Nick Kor

Minnesota Department of Human Rights

TRAINING + CAPACITY BUILDING

SDK Communications + Consulting provides training and capacity building services for groups of 1 to 100 (and more). Our services include:

  • Personalized coaching for individuals and leaders

  • Small group trainings

  • Small group workshops

  • Large group trainings

  • Large group workshops

  • Learning community facilitation

 

We build up the next generation of leaders with trainings and workshops on topics including:

  • Stakeholder Analysis

  • Preparing For and Managing Interviews and Testimony

  • Public Meetings And Input

  • Changing Media Landscape

  • Engaging Through Change

  • Leveraging Strategic Communications, Engagement For Change

Project Example


“I was very impressed with the preparedness and structure of the training. Working together and learning from each other in groups was helpful. The interactive presentation style of the trainer was also very helpful.” 

— Participant evaluation, Civic Engagement training series offered by MN Department of Human Rights

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

SDK Communications + Consulting provides facilitation, project management and execution capacity to help clients and collaboratives set strategy, tell their stories, advance issues and lead through change.  

 

Our work includes: 

 

Strategic Project Management 

Facilitating coalitions, Task Forces, and cross-team or cross-agency initiatives to set strategy and ensure high-quality, adaptive delivery. 

 

Project Execution

Delivering professional, high-quality products that build connection and understanding for clients’ projects, strategies and change initiatives. SDK offers clients a boutique consulting experience with full-service execution reach in the areas of:

 

  • Graphic design

  • Social media management

  • Video (from documentary production to web snippets)

  • Event sequencing and event management

  • Report and presentation design

  • Speech writing

  • Media relations

  • Outreach

  • Issues management plans and execution

Project Examples

 
 

STATE PARTNERSHIPS

SDK Communications + Consulting is an approved external partner to the Minnesota Department of Management and Budget’s Management Analysis and Development (MAD). 

We are authorized to support state agencies on projects in the following MAD service areas: 

  • Qualitative + Quantitative Research

  • Specialized organizational development, consultation + facilitation (Including facilitation of Task Forces and collaborative projects)

  • Planning

  • Writing + Communications

SDK Communications + Consulting is also an approved external partner for Environmental Review. We are authorized to support state agencies, local governments, watersheds, and others in the following Environmental Review service areas:

 

  • Public engagement

  • Communications

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