Partisan ideology does not determine good policy. Data analysis, research, common sense and understanding make for good policy. Policy making is a complex tension of ideas, inputs, outcomes, morals and ethics. Approaching this tension without honesty and authenticity will not produce outcomes that are honest and authentic. If we are to develop policy that has lasting positive impacts and that provides a better future condition, we have to be willing to acknowledge bias and be open to solutions that can address issues in ways that are not always aligned with our personal views.
Miriam-Webster defines Policy as "prudence or wisdom in the management of affairs," as well as "a definite course or method of action selected from among alternatives and in light of given conditions to guide and determine present and future decisions."
Policy is more commonly viewed as "a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by a government, party, business, or individual."
We are impacted by the policies of the past and affect the future through the policies we adopt today. Whether policy is adopted as a training manual, an ordinance or a Constitutional amendment, it should be well-researched and well-considered. We have the ability to set the course for the future, and as today's stewards have a responsibility to adopt and implement policies that will provide positive future value and outcomes. We provide consulting services for Policy that include:
- Ordinance Writing, Review and Analysis
- Economic Research and Analysis
- White Papers
- Statistical Analysis
- Literature Reviews
- Strategic Planning
- Meeting Facilitation
- Community Outreach
- Speaking Engagements
- Tactical Policy Methods
Our view of Stewardship gives us an obligation to work toward practical, pragmatic solutions to real problems through honest evaluation and analysis. We believe firmly that treating all people with dignity and respect and that listening more than speaking can contribute to the best outcomes.