Corporate Strategy as a Career Survey

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No personal data that can trace to you the individual or to your business is being collected! Guided by Tri-Council Research Ethics Guide 2018.

Hello,

Are you a Corporate Strategy professional who love what you do and would like to share about your profession with others?

Are you a consultant or practitioner who would love to have information on hand for helping recruiters and buyers of your solution to better understand what you do and how it can help their organizations?

Would you love to provide answers for next generation, new graduates, students trying to choose college courses, or those  thinking of corporate strategy as a career?

That includes those who have never heard of the field but who has what it takes and would enjoy that career choice.

If you’ve answered yes to one or more of the questions above then thank you for helping me, to help you put your hands on all you desired or would love to commit to above.

Help me with the survey-interview entitled Corporate Strategy as a Career Survey.

The survey is being conducted primarily for academic purposes; however, the findings will be compiled into a booklet for filling the information gap related to roles under that career umbrella.

The survey is being conducted by Meegan Scott of Magate Wildhorse Ltd.

It should take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

Survey Link:

https://forms.gle/K7LpxyZC1hjb6zTB8

Submission deadline:

Midnight: Friday October 18, 2019 | Extended to Sunday, October 27, 2019.

If you have ever wondered how your peers ended up in fields such as director corporate strategy, head of strategy and performance, corporate strategy planner, strategy analyst, manager corporate strategy and evaluation then this survey is for you.

I thank you in advance for your assistance with this research.

Thank you also for sharing with other strategy practitioners in your network.

Best,

Meegan Scott

 

 

Black Business Community Health Check | Research

Black Businesss Health Check no PDC

No data that can be traced to you as an individual or to your company is being collected in this research!  Guided by Tri-Council Research Ethics Guide 2018

Hello Entrepreneur on the Move,

Are you a black entrepreneur that have tried to find data helping you plan, target, market or better understand your peers and their context?

Irrespective of ethnicity, have you tried to develop an entrepreneur support or private sector development initiative for the Black Business community, but can find little data that really matters in that context?

If, you’ve answered yes to one or more of the questions above, we’ve provided this terrific opportunity for you to share and encourage others to share so you can have free access to the information you so badly need.

Let’s get a solid handle on the health of our Black business community; and use that information to our benefit as individual entrepreneurs and as a community.

That includes those involved in entrepreneur support and advocacy.

Below is a brief survey, it will take no longer than 10 minutes.

Deadline: Midnight, Sunday,  October 27, 2019.

Survey link:

https://forms.gle/bXtGiqHzmSsYxtvb8

Findings will be shared with the community via this platform.

Thank you in advance for sharing.

Our ethics guidelines are included at the link, but stop by the link on our Page if you prefer.

Meegan Scott

Magazine Publishing Opportunity― Entrepreneurs, Consultants & Researchers!

authorship entrepreneurs, publishing opportunity

Closing soon!  Last Call for Papers!

Tell us about the entrepreneur or professional who does not need visibility?

Who

Here is your chance to fulfill the your duties of authorship―one often-forgotten by entrepreneurs.

For researchers and academia― here is your chance to share your subject matter expertise and thought leadership on topics related to business, organizational strengthening, performance management, international business, diaspora entrepreneurship, business and sustainable development, marketing and behavior change, international trade finance, and consulting.

Entrepreneurs―Canadians, Caribbean immigrant and diaspora entrepreneurs, Caribbeans at home, entrepreneurs in the African diaspora, Black Americans and other interested business-persons, here is your chance to share your original 580-1200 words free of charge.

Tell our audiences about your area of business experts.

Besides the topics highlighted above we are interested in pieces that address entrepreneurship, and management that are by and or related to Caribbean Immigrant and diaspora entrepreneurs (all Caribbean diasporic markets), indigenous and founding nation Canadians, Black and non-native speakers of English entrepreneurs and consultants in North America, Africans in the diaspora and at home.

Guest authors from all corners of the globe are welcome.

Pieces that shares tips on image, dress, executive presence and how to do it on a budget.

Marketing collateral that work in the 21st Century.

What

See Poster for topics.

The best 580-1200 words about your business, and or area of expertise.

Share tips

Share articles on an area of expertise and a problem your currently seek to solve through your business.

Or pick your topic and share based on the following topic:

  • Your line of business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Market Systems Development
  • Evaluation
  • Management Consulting
  • Business & Sustainable Development
  • Marketing
  • Tips for entrepreneurs
  • Tips for non-profits and governments and other partners in international development

Deadline: Midnight, Sunday, October 27, 2019

Submission Guideline:

http://ow.ly/Npyg30pKjOV

The Noësis: Double-Blind Peer Review Guidelines 2019

http://ow.ly/hTzz30pKjNF

About the publication

http://ow.ly/nWZl30pKjMb

Call for Papers —The Noësis: MWildhorse Strategy and Performance Magazine (2019)

Publishing opportunity

The Noësis | November 2019, Fall Edition

 

Call for Business Cartoons, Paintings, & Drawings

Calls for cartoons and drawing, painting business relateds

Last Call for cartoons and arts!  Opportunity closing soon! 

Who

Business cartoons, paintings, and drawings

We are keeping a special eye out for pieces related to business, entrepreneurship, business and lifestyle, business and culture, performance management and measurement that is related to:

  • Canadians (All Canadians and all ethnicities and groups within)
  • Caribbean immigrant and diaspora entrepreneurs
  • Black entrepreneurs (North America, Africa, and the rest of the African diaspora)
  • Indigenous pieces (Canadian, Caribbean, and other cultures worldwide)

 

What

Your best pieces of for individual showcase and visibility. Pieces that tell stories and messages, as well as abstract pieces.

See poster.

Deadline: Midnight, Friday, October 25, 2019

Submission Guideline:

http://ow.ly/Npyg30pKjOV

Special guidelines for Cartoons and other Art Forms

Humorists, cartoonist, graphic designers, and painters  may submit their names below their submissions in addition to the name under which they publish. All works in this category must be original and unpublished.

Format: PNG, JPEG, GIF

 

The Noësis: Double-Blind Peer Review Guidelines 2019

http://ow.ly/hTzz30pKjNF

About the publication

http://ow.ly/nWZl30pKjMb

Publishing opportunity

The Noësis | November 2019, Fall Edition

Please visit the links for answers, if you still have a question message us or use contact link provided in the related link above.

Thank you in advance for your submission.

Thanks for sharing with your network.

Brought to you by Magate Wildhorse Ltd.

Business & Lifestyle Humourists — Call for Trivia

Last Call Humourist , last call for trivia

Last Call for Trivia!  Opportunity closing soon! 

Who

Business humorist, storytellers, jokers, quiz masters and mistresses.

We are keeping a special eye out for pieces related to business, entrepreneurship, business and lifestyle, business and culture, performance management and measurement that is related to:

  • Canadians (All Canadians and all ethnicities and groups within)
  • Caribbean immigrant and diaspora entrepreneurs
  • Black entrepreneurs (North America, Africa, and the rest of the African diaspora)
  • Indigenous pieces (Canadian, Caribbean, and other cultures worldwide)

 

What

Your best pieces of humour, trivia, quizzes, riddles, that has to do with things business, trade, entrepreneurship, marketing, customer service, consulting, international trade, trade finance, finance, sustainable development, evaluation, markets, micro-business, hustling, academic learning versus business commissioned into business etc.

Format: Images, written words, games and illustrations

 

See poster.

Deadline: Midnight, Friday, October 25, 2019

Submission Guideline:

http://ow.ly/Npyg30pKjOV

Special guidelines for Trivia Submissions

Humorists, cartoonist, graphic designers, and painters  may submit their names below their submissions in addition to the name under which they publish. All works in this category must be original and unpublished.

Word limit: 50 – 100

 

The Noësis: Double-Blind Peer Review Guidelines 2019

http://ow.ly/hTzz30pKjNF

About the publication

http://ow.ly/nWZl30pKjMb

Publishing opportunity

The Noësis | November 2019, Fall Edition

Please visit the links for answers, if you still have a question message us or use contact link provided in the related link above.

 

Thank you in advance for your submission.

Thanks for sharing with your network.

Brought to you by Magate Wildhorse Ltd.

 

Calling all Recent Graduates ― Publishing Opportunity

Call for Papers recent graduates, publication opportu

Closing soon!  Last Call for Papers!

Who

Last 3 to current year graduates from community colleges, Baccalaureate Masters, and PhD programmes.

Graduated more than 3 years ago but interested?

If you’ve got a hot topic not explored or discussed adequately that relates to Caribbean and  Caribbean diaspora entrepreneurs, agri-preneurship, management, and performance management and measurement, trade finance, behaviour change marketing, corporate strategy planning, trade, creative industries, or management consulting, that is up to 5 years old then your are welcome to submit.

Besides the topics highlighted above we are interested in pieces that address entrepreneurship, and management that are by and or related to Caribbean Immigrant and diaspora entrepreneurs (all Caribbean diasporic markets), indigenous and founding nation Canadians, Black and non-native speakers of English entrepreneurs and consultants in North America, Africans in the diaspora and at home.

What

See Poster for topics.

The best 2000-3000 words of your thesis.

  • Business
  • International Trade
  • Trade Finance
  • Market Systems Development
  • Evaluation
  • Organizational assessments
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Private Sector Development
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship

 Deadline: Midnight, Sunday, October 27, 2019

Submission Guideline:

http://ow.ly/Npyg30pKjOV

The Noësis: Double-Blind Peer Review Guidelines 2019

http://ow.ly/hTzz30pKjNF

About the publication

http://ow.ly/nWZl30pKjMb

Call for Papers —The Noësis: MWildhorse Strategy and Performance Magazine (2019)

The Noësis | November 2019, Fall Edition

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Tie Strategy to Execution – Balanced Scorecard Help

Balanced Scorecard, corporate strategy planning, strategic planning, performance management, performance reporting, results based management Magate Wildhorse Solution

Need help with strategy planning or performance reporting?

Excited about the Balanced Scorecard approach?

Ever thought about twinning Logical Framework Approach (LFA) and the Balanced Scorecard for that perfect solution, that meets your government or donor planning need, while satisfying your results-based performance and capacity management and measurement need?

Then you’ve come to the right place!

We come with expertise in government corporate strategy planning; planning for the private, NGO, as well as the international development sectors.  We will integrate the Balanced Scorecard approach with your choice of approaches for example― LFA, Civicus, Haines System Thinking, our 8-9 step planning approach, or other to deliver a results-based performance management solution that drives execution and strategy success.

But if you just want Balanced Scorecard across the board― from planning through to performance monitoring, measurement, and reporting we’ll be glad to help you develop the plan, or performance solution that is right for your organization.

Ask about our organizational assessment solution. Our assessment is comprehensive and designed to bring information to the planning process that powers up informed strategy development.

It drives commitment and learning through stakeholder engagement, research, and the management response process, not to mention the support it gives to resource mobilization.

Our solution is backed by MBA level training in Strategy, specialist training and experience in corporate strategy planning for government, international development programmes, balanced scorecard, result-based approaches, participatory planning, facilitation skills, research, organizational assessment, programme evaluation, programme design, project management, marketing, communication, LFA, planning for market systems development programmes, insurance, finance, accounts, and trade.

We can bring a team of experts or a single consultant to your solution.

One-on-one help and strategic executive coaching for new strategy planners, managers, and seasoned executives available.

At Magate Wildhorse Ltd value for money, comes at a price you can afford!

Made possible by our business model that was designed with you in mind.

Email: magatewildhorse@gmail.com | Message us via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Let’s get the conversation going! Contact us today!

Available internationally!

SDGs ―How We Help at Work!

#1 No Poverty  SDG # 8 Decent work and economic growthSDG #10 Reduced Inequalities

It’s week two of September and we are fast approaching the last lap for delivering your results for 2019, and for positioning to deliver even greater impact in 2020.

It’s tough, after all you are trying to solve complex problems, in a rapidly changing environment, oftentimes with constraints related to capacity, information, budget, markets, trade, environment etc.

You know even more than us about the challenges you face.

And you know the change that you’d love to see, your vision, your intended destination.

We know how to help you with:

  • Adaptive Management
  • DCED Standards (Results Measurement)
  • Market Systems Development | Making Markets Work for the Poor
  • International Trade, Trade Finance, Trade Compliance
  • Results-based management including Balanced Scorecard
  • Program and Corporate Strategy Planning
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessments
  • Entrepreneur Capacity Development |Private Sector Development
  • Inclusive business
  • Behaviour Change Marketing
  • Environment and Climate Change & WASH

We are committed to helping you deliver results related to Agenda 2030, among them Sustainable Development Goals #1― No Poverty;  # 8― Decent work and economic growth; and #10―Reduced Inequalities.

You’ll find our lead consultant Meegan Scott, competent to help you with those topics―including components of those topics such as value chain analysis, market analysis, both structuring and evaluating your MSD Programme.  We have the capacity to support you with a consulting team or an individual consultant from our team.

We know that international trade is key to scaling up for many entities and market development programmes in the developing world. That is why we bring international trade and trade finance know-how to your MSD solutions when needed.

We’ve got your back for short, medium, and long-term solutions including critical friend evaluation support for your team.

Just in case you’re wondering what Market Systems Development is really about, we invite you to view the Market Facility Development Impact Logic for an MSD Programme below.

M4P , Making Markets Work for the Poor, Market Systems Development, Market Development Facility

Source: Results Measurement Manual: Market Facility Development

We serve clients in the developed world as well.  Perhaps your bank (or other financial institution); business networks such as chambers of commerce; export development agencies; government departments, non-profits, donor; or donor partner, or legal and consulting practice could use some help with related solutions.  Whether you are in Washington DC, Toronto, London, or elsewhere you’ll want to start a conversation today.

Know that you can count on us for top-notch solutions.

Ask about our face-to-face, blended (on-site and remote), as well as virtual or remote solutions.

Get help with planning, monitoring, measuring, and reporting on your initiatives for driving poverty reduction, decent work, and reducing inequalities!

Perhaps your focus is international trade and trade finance, we are here to help you too!

At Magate Wildhorse Ltd value for money, comes at a price you can afford!

Made possible by our business model that was designed with you in mind.

Email: magatewildhorse@gmail.com | Message us via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Let’s get the conversation going! Contact us today!

Available internationally!

Gender in Development Work, Is It Really New?

gender and development

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gender as a key consideration in development work is not new.

It is just being given greater consideration across different sectors and by more actors.

There is  also a shift in the primary, if not singular focus on the challenges and inequities faced by women and girls to include issues, impacts, and challenges faced by men and boys.

In fact, gender and development has been a topic in academic circles since the 1950s. It gained greater popularity and saw more forward action in the 1970s.

So, is it new to the Caribbean?

Absolutely not, as in the global community there is a greater focus and increased consideration by more actors in development.  One need not go further than The Message (1976), by Neville Martin which included political praise for  Jamaica’s Employment (Equal Pay for Men and Women) Act of 1975.

The lines “He gave I a message to all those people who nuh love progress, say to jook them with land lease, say to jook with land lease, jook them with the pioneer corps, jook them with the pioneer corps,  jook them with JAMAL, then you jook them with free education, jook them with free education, equal pay for women, equal pay for women”; jook them with the minimum wage”. Speaks to gender consideration in development in Jamaica for at least four decades.

In 1998, I joined the USAID funded ACES Project of the Construction Resource and Development Centre (CRDC), a Jamaican not-for-profit and Environmental NGO, that was established in 1983 to deliver and support work for improving shelter standards in Jamaica and the Caribbean.

Gender was a key component in the development of all training materials, social marketing, design and development of solutions, as well as in the management arrangement for solutions to be administered by community groups― where applicable.

The Women’s Construction Collective (WCC), a successful project of the CRDC, also established in 1983, with the purpose being― to provide employment, as well as to increase and improve the status and participation of women in Jamaica’s construction sector is another example of gender consideration.  The first cohort comprised of women from the inner-city community of Tivoli Gardens in Jamaica.

WCC shared compound with CRDC and part of my responsibility was to manage the information center that was served by both entities. In fact, though I was on a contract to the ACES Project (Advancing Cooperation for Water, Sanitation, Health and Environment), I quickly came to learn that once with CRDC you were expected to support and promote all its projects, current, and independent. With that came the opportunity to support the WCC and WHAL (The Women’s Housing Advice Line), and the Sanitation Support Unit (SSU).

Given, the connection between water, sanitation, health, hygiene, environment, women, shelter, and disaster mitigation (all areas of priority focus for CRDC)― it made sense that the projects were designed to support each other; and that together they provided a wholistic approach to problem solving under the CRDC banner, as well as through their individual operations.

The Sanitation Support Unit (based in Montego Bay),  was an Urban Environmental Sanitation Program. SSU was also funded by USAID, and as with the ACES Project, the Environment Health Project (EHP) was the Washington DC, based USAID implementing partner.

SSU worked with communities across Jamaica and was a key co-implementation partner to the ACES Project, though its core catchment communities were Rose Heights and Norwood in Montego Bay.

The  focus of SSU was the provision of:

  • safe and affordable sanitation solution that suit the protected the environment (hence the introduction of the VIP latrines, and upgraded models developed under the ACES Project).
  • hygiene and behavior change training, solutions, and improved sanitation infrastructure for improved health;
  • training in related areas, and the delivery of solutions related to safe-rooves and retrofitting of on its own as well as in collaboration with ACES;
  • the disposal of solid waste, food safety, black and grey water were addressed by both projects, and in all instances and for every intervention gender consideration, and gender responsive solutions were a big consideration.

Gender in development is therefore not new, and certainly not new in the Caribbean. My experience at CRDC is also not the only one, but it was among the earliest.

Planners and programme designers have been including gender in development interventions for decades. However, with the growth of the evaluation movement, greater focus on equity and inclusion by donors, and gender mainstreaming as public policy in many jurisdictions has resulted in increased interest and advanced application of gender in development.

Courses such as “Equity-focused and Gender-responsive evaluation”, delivered by EvalPartners, in collaboration with UNICEF, and the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE), has also served to increase the consciousness of evaluators and planners, alike when it comes to including gender in development interventions.

Increased focus on development interventions in the sphere of Market Systems Development is also driving the popularity and integration of gender in development in the developing world.

So, why did I even think it necessary to write this post?

I have found that many individuals in human resources, and contractors are very excited by the concept and for some it seems so new that they are in doubt that there are significant pools of individuals with experience in applying gender in development in the developing as well as the developed world.

I have also found that some professionals new to development work or performance management and measurement seem to believe this is a new concept and practice.

While it might be a big deal, it is certainly not new.

Thank you for sharing your early journey into the sphere of gender and development.

We look forward to hearing stories from Canada, the Caribbean, and the developing world in particular.

By Meegan Scott

 


Glossary

Who nuh love progress – who do not like or act to support progress

Jook – jab, poke, or slap (used figuratively in post and song)

Land Lease – A programme aimed a redistribution of land and income in rural Jamaica

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