Let’s face it. At best, a bad meeting is a waste of time and talent. hansoncraneco is here to help you harness the collaborative process that ignites productivity and produces superior results.
Whether you're leading a nonprofit or for-profit enterprise, a community group, or government entity, change is inevitable. hansoncraneco's mission is to help your team overcome today’s challenges and move to a dynamic next stage of organizational success.
hansoncraneco specializes in harnessing the power of diverse thinkers and doers. Its collaborative process is designed to pull the best out of the work groups, boards, and teams we facilitate.
Let us show you how a positive approach to solution finding pays off big time!
hansoncraneco shepherds leadership groups through svarious stages of organizational change. You may want assistance with start-ups, capacity building, or organizational development. As you grow, you may need help with critical issues management or strategic planning. And let’s not forget the times your organization needs to reach out for public input or to shape or reestablish your brand.
Our processes are far from “one size fits all.” Expect to start design with an in-depth conversation about where your leadership group is today and where you want to take it.
. hansoncraneco will lay out a step-by-step interactive pathway to success. You pay only for the services you truly need!
Candy Hanson is a nonprofit management specialist, having served both as the CEO of the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation and the founding executive of Sioux Falls Thrive.
Hanson’s consulting practice began when she accepted challenges to design and facilitate community conflict management projects ranging from disputes between advocacy groups and law enforcement to NIMBY objections to proposed road expansion and quarry development projects.
Her collaborative, consensus-building tool kit led to successful restructuring, planning, and management initiatives for a wide variety of government entities, businesses, and nonprofits. While in private practice she led scores of state, regional, and internationally focused strategic planning processes.
Hanson is known locally for having designed and managed the last two iterations of Sioux Falls Tomorrow, a community-based planning project. Most recently she developed and conducted the "Effective Team Manager" training program for Sioux Falls Thrive.
Hanson holds a BA from the University of Kansas and completed post-graduate studies at Augustana College (now University) to meet requirements for state teacher certification. She is a graduate of the Advanced Facilitator Institute, Interaction Associates, San Francisco and received her MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, which she attended as a Bush Fellow.