MNODN - Community Consulting Program Consultant Application
Our vision is to help Minnesota nonprofits be best in class in the nation.
The Minnesota Oorganization Development Network (MNODN) Community Consulting Program (CCP) is a volunteer program sponsored by the MNODN. The Community Consulting Program has two equally important goals:
To provide quality pro bono consulting services to established local nonprofits who provide a social benefit and who cannot otherwise afford these services.
To grow the OD pool of talent within the broader Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.
Aspiring OD consultants develop and hone critical OD skillsets.
Established OD consultants gain resume-building project leadership and mentor aspiring OD professionals.
If you have additional questions, please contact Denise Patrick-Johnson, Community Consulting Program Manager
Please read the following criteria carefully. Once you have reviewed the qualifying criteria, please complete the form below.
You acknowledge that you are or will have current membership in MNODN to participate on an MNODN CCP consulting team.
You are interested in an intense professional learning and development experience and/or in sharing your expertise with aspiring consultants.
You are willing to work with a team of other consultants and directly with a nonprofit client organization on a voluntary basis with the same quality of work as if you were being paid.
You are committed to giving an estimated 3-5 hours per week of active participation for up to 3-4 months as required to complete the project.
Consultants give and get the most when they can actively participate and attend all team and client meetings. You must be able to commit to attending at least 80% of all team and client meetings.
You will pay the one-time program fee of $99 if selected as a CCP Consultant.
Note that this fee is paid only once, but you can serve as a consultant in as many cycles as you would like as long as your MNODN membership remains current.
In addition to the above qualifying criteria, students must also meet the following requirements:
You are either in your last or second-to-last term in your program.
You are willing to submit a current resume.
You have relevant necessary experience:
You are enrolled in an accredited college seeking a Masters degree in any of the following areas: organization development, change leadership/management, human resource development, human resource management.
You are seeking another relevant Masters degree and have an employment history working in any of the fields listed above.
You have completed at least one course in organization development theories and methods, or, you will submit an example that demonstrates how you applied your understanding in the methods and theories of OD to either a school or work project.
There are two distinct but interrelated consulting roles and responsibilities for consultants in the CCP:
Senior Consultant – An active member of the CCP who has demonstrated expertise and has experience delivering consulting support and/or conducting interventions that will be provided to a client. Has demonstrated project management experience. Manages project deliverable for one consulting project using good project management methodology and practices. This role also requires strong coaching and mentoring skills, lots of patience, and creative problem solving.
Consultant – Has foundational education and/or experience that makes her or him ready to perform as a member of a project engagement team. S/he has expressed interest in developing in the OD area identified for the work at the client organization.
CCP Application Process
Please review each of the steps listed below. We review applications to determine if candidates meet necessary criteria. Note: All applicants with a current MNODN membership at the time application is received will be given priority consideration for interviews. Other applicants will be considered if further consultants are needed. If you are not a member, you can join/renew your membership here.
Complete the Form Below. Read the instructions on this page, and complete the form listed below.
Candidate Interview. A CCP core team member will reach out to discuss your interest, as well as your professional background and experience. Additionally, we will confirm a mutual understanding of expectations for participation.
Review Professional References. After interviewing, we will contact two references you provide, to ensure you are matched with the best role.
Pay Program Fee. There is a one-time $99 program participation fee, which is due at the time you first participate in training or a client engagement. Fees collected cover CCP operating costs, including the consultant retreat at project kick-off.