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We work with our clients in a collaborative and agile manner in a spirit of transparency and mutual trust. We work with our clients in a collaborative and agile manner in a spirit of transparency and mutual trust. The aim is to enable and even encourage our customers to give us feedback easily. Thanks to our genuine listening skills and expertise, we are pleased to see that our recommendations lead to concrete actions for our clients.

Here is a selection of references presented with the agreement of our clients, according to our main services.

Maison d'Ailleurs Foundation

Museum and specialised research centre

Organisational audit including governance, HR, finance and operational management processes. Formulation of 30 findings accompanied by concrete recommendations for each area to re-establish trust with the Municipality and to restore a serene, efficient and effective working climate. Participation in the presentation of the public audit.

2022
Organisation

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI

DIvision Institutes for Higher Education

Summative evaluation at the end of 2020 of SERI project-related contributions according to the HEdA for the Special programme in human medicine, the strategy against the shortage of qualified personnel in the health professions, the biocatalysis innovation space and the design and implementation of a Swiss centre for barrier-free communication in partnership with econcept.

2021-2022
Evaluation

altage - accommodation solutions

Directorate

Staff training “Conflict is the team and the team is the conflict”. The objective of this training is to strengthen the conflict management skills of teams and their leaders. It also helps to develop a common culture within the institution.

2022
Capacities

Innosuisse

Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency

Holistic analysis with the aim of identifying the impact and relevance of Innosuisse’s initial training programme and supporting the management’s decision to develop a complementary, needs-, future- and impact-oriented offer in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity and in synergy with existing offers in partnership with econcept and AIT.

2021-2022
Evaluation

HEIG-VD

Haute Ecole d'Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud

Implementation and support of a participatory process involving both teachers and students in order to define the principles of teaching and ways of organising studies at HEIG-VD from 2022 to 2030 and to adapt the teaching method to the evolution of society, in particular to the needs of companies and to those of the new generations, within the framework given by the HES-SO.

2021-2022
Strategy

Ville de Lausanne

Direction de l'Unité commune ORP-CSR

Support to clarify and adjust the common mission and the different levels of roles and responsibilities in the organisation. Participatory approach carried out with the direct management of the Common Unit and framed by a steering group (UC Management Committee). The approach resulted in recommendations shared by the 4 hierarchical levels involved in the process.

2021-2022
Strategy

graap - groupe d'accueil et d'action psychiatrique

Bureau du Conseil de Fondation

Institutional analysis, carried out through a participatory process with the different stakeholders, in order to develop recommendations related to the organisational structure and governance.

2021-2022
Organisation

Région Morges

Inter-municipal association

Support for the process of redefining missions. First phase of diagnosis followed by participative work accompanied by a WG from the Political Steering Group and the Technical Bureau to define the common ambition, the missions, the competences and the organisation. Mandate completed by new statutes unanimously validated by all the representatives of the municipalities of the 10 communes.

2019-2021
Strategy

afiro

Association Afiro Entreprise sociale et formatrice

Support and review of the internal organisation in order to improve the transversality and coherence of work and to adapt the organisation to its development.
Analysis and audit of the functioning of the Finance, HR and General Administration division in order to understand the causes of recurrent problems and proposal of ways of improvement with tailor-made solutions and an action plan for implementation.

2021-2022
Organisation

DCAF

Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

Development of a private sector fundraising strategy in a participatory process, including context analysis, donor segment analysis, prospect identification, strategy drafting and recommendations regarding deployment within the organization.

2020-2021
Strategy

Centre vaudois d'aide à la jeunesse - CVAJ

Bureau of the Committee

Accompanying the Association’s Committee to carry out an assessment of its functioning and to clarify the governance and decision-making processes concerning it.
Work carried out with the help of a working group from the Bureau, including the Director General. New governance finalised by the whole Committee.

2021
Organisation

Français en jeu

Directorate

Support for the definition of the strategy for 2022-2026. Carrying it out with the help of a working group integrating different points of view and coming from all levels and hierarchical functions (Committee member, Director, Pole Manager, Course Manager, Staff member and Volunteer)

2021
Strategy

Fondation Echaud

Directorate

Support for team leaders in the Cugy boarding school sector through a process of practice analysis with a view to strengthening their management skills.

2021
Capacities

Research, International Relations and Continuing Education Department

University of Lausanne

Evaluation of the relevance of the creation of a research support service at the University of Lausanne, with proposals for renewed missions and organisational structures that were developed in a participatory process.
Following the mandate, a new research support service was set up.

2019-2020
Evaluation

Federal Office for Civilian Service CIVI

Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER

Supporting the project team in updating the systematic catalogue of services of the 5 regional centres in terms of relevance and implementation methods.

2020-2021
Organisation

Peace and Human Rights Division

Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA

Evaluation of the role and impact of the partnership with the Geneva Academy (established in 2007 by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and theUniversity of Geneva), in terms of relevance, results and impact, particularly in terms of its contribution to Switzerland’s foreign policy activities in the field of human rights.

2021
Evaluation

ARSEP

Fondation pour l’Aide à la Recherche sur la Sclérose en Plaques

Evaluation every four years since 2004, mainly concerning the measurement of the impact of research support programmes, the analysis of the portfolio from a positioning perspective, and the preparation of communication tools to enhance the value of the foundation’s action in terms of results and participation in the debate between Science and the City. Latest evaluation report.

2020, 2016, 2012, 2008, 2004
Evaluation

Fondation Leenaards

Supports changes in the cultural, age & society and scientific fields

Evaluation of biomedical scientific research projects supported over the past 20 years through prizes and scholarships awarded to researchers from the university hospital institutions of Lausanne and Geneva.
Presentation of the results in terms of portfolio analysis, results achieved and impact at the anniversary ceremony on 27 March 2019.
Event website.

2019
Evaluation

Swiss Space Office

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI

Evaluation with the aim of taking stock of the Swiss Space Center’s mandate and missions, analysing its challenges and formulating recommendations with corresponding success indicators (evaluation report).
The services were then redefined and transferred in 2022 to theSpace Exchange Switzerland (SXS).

2018-2019
Evaluation

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC

Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA

Participation in the process (including several dedicated management meetings) and drafting of a document on SDC’s long-term vision.
Comparative study of the narrative of six countries in terms of international cooperation for an internal note to the head of department.
 

2017-2018
Strategy