June 22, 2018

Consulting Services

Bars Are Our Business

We know the challenges. We know the acronyms. And we know our community’s expansive range of approaches and solutions. Let us help.

Strategic Planning

Map your future. Planning identifies core strengths, explores the shifting environment and helps the organization respond. It creates a common framework for volunteer and staff decision-making, energizes the board and creates momentum for change.

How We Can Help

Our team:

  • Works with the organization's staff and volunteer leaders to develop commitment and support for the planning process,
  • Analyzes the internal and external environment, including necessary market research,
  • Conducts the on-site planning session,
  • Provides the organization with a functional planning report and supporting resources, and
  • Monitors follow-up efforts.

Fees

Daily Fee Budget
$1,000                            $250,000 and under
$1,000 - $1,750    $250,001 to $500,000
$1,750 - $3,000 $500,001 to $1,500,000
$3,000 - $4,500    $1,500,001 to $3,000,000
$4,500 - $6,500     $3,000,001 to $6,000,000
Starting at $6,500 $6,000,001 and above


A note about travel:
In addition to the service fee, the following expenses are reimbursable to the Division for Bar Services by the hiring organization: economy airfare, hotel accommodations, meals not otherwise provided during the visit, airport transfers and local transportation.

Board Training

Bring the ABA Bar Leadership Institute to your board with a customized training session that will build your board's capacity and take it to a new level of effectiveness. Bar Services' board training sessions outline the nuts and bolts of bar governance, and build the board's ability to work as a leadership team.

How We Can Help

A Division for Bar Services facilitator works with the organization’s staff and volunteer leaders to create and facilitate an engaging series of discussions. Topics may include:

  • The individual and collective role of board members, including legal responsibilities
  • What makes an exceptional board
  • Understanding individual and group dynamics
  • Cultivating a constructive board-staff partnership
  • Orientation to key bar programs and services
  • Identifying the critical issues for board exploration and developing a work plan

Fees

Daily Fee Budget
$750                          
$500,000 and under
$1,000     $500,001 to $1,000,000
$1,500 $1,000,001 to $3,000,000
$2,000     $3,000,001 to $6,000,000
$2,500      $6,000,001 to $10,000,000
$3,500 $10,000,001 and above


A note about travel:
In addition to the service fee, the following expenses are reimbursable to the Division for Bar Services by the hiring organization: economy airfare, hotel accommodations, meals not otherwise provided during the visit, airport transfers and local transportation.

Market Research

Know Your Members. Before you can strategically move forward, you need to know where you stand. Division for Bar Services staff can help you understand how your members and nonmembers view your organization, and where opportunities may exist to strengthen your bar operationally.

How We Can Help

Contact us to discuss:

  • Membership survey development
  • Focus group assistance
  • Tailored reports that illustrate how the bar compares with its peers in terms of membership, finance and other areas

Fees

Membership surveys are priced by membership size and survey scope, and typically range from $500 - $3,500. Please contact us for specific pricing of our market research and benchmarking services.  

A note about travel: In addition to the service fee, the following expenses are reimbursable to the Division for Bar Services by the hiring organization: economy airfare, hotel accommodations, meals not otherwise provided during the visit, airport transfers and local transportation.

Succession Planning

Transition smoothly. Maximize the opportunity presented by an executive director transition. Division for Bar Services staff will work with the bar’s leadership to plan and carry out a thoughtful executive director succession plan and search.

How We Can Help

Our team will:

  • Help the bar’s leadership outline the transition process and timeline, including budget considerations,
  • Help the leadership identify who should be involved in the search process, including the composition of the search committee,
  • Conduct stakeholder surveys, as necessary, to help determine desired strengths and skills of a new executive director,
  • Help the committee communicate effectively with members and staff about the search process, and
  • Help the committee develop an executive director onboarding plan.

Fees

Please contact the Division for Bar Services for pricing.

For more information about our consulting services or to schedule a session, contact Jennifer Lewin, Deputy Director, ABA Division for Bar Services:

P: (312) 988-5361