Kelly Sears Consulting Group specializes in providing the following key services to client organizations: Expenditure Reviews, Performance Measurement and Evaluation.
Kelly Sears has helped federal departments and agencies, both large and small, to review their program activities and resources in support of strategic reviews, A-base reviews, program integrity reviews as well as general organizational reviews. Read more ...
The principals of Kelly Sears Consulting Group have conducted over 100 evaluation-related studies of government programs, services and organizations since 1979, which include evaluation frameworks/strategies/RMAFs and the conduct of evaluation studies. We have also advised several departments and agencies on their strategy and organizational design for the evaluation function. Read more ...
We focus on developing performance measurement frameworks for government organizations and programs, using such methodologies as the balanced scorecard, results-based logic model and our new Performance Check™ methodology.
We also have advised several federal organizations on the development of their Program Activity Architecture (PAA) and Management, Resources, Results Structure (MRRS). We have also assisted many organizations in the preparation of their annual Departmental Performance Reports. Read more ...
In addition to the above core set of services, we also provide consulting services in the following areas:
Management Diagnostics: Kelly Sears is a recognized leader in conducting diagnostic assessments of organizational management practices. Michael Kelly, one of the firm's co-founders, developed the original Modern Management "Capacity Check" methodology in partnership with Treasury Board Secretariat in the late 1990's.
- Planning: Facilitation of strategic planning retreats; preparation of business and implementation plans; and preparation of departmental Reports on Plans and Priorities (RPPs).
- Resource Reviews: Development of quantitative demand models to estimate resource levels required for government programs and services; and development of business cases.
- Risk Management: Development of integrated risk management frameworks at the organization-wide level, risk profiling, and linking risk assessment to resource allocation decisions. We help clients to identify risks at the corporate level, assess risk tolerance levels, and identify possible mitigation strategies.
- Organizational Design: Reviews of existing organizational structures and development of organizational options based on systematic assessments (i.e., involving stakeholder interviews, management and staff workshops, and external benchmarking). Read more ...