The Consortium on Innovative Practices is a not for profit organization focused on the development, dissemination and implementation of innovative approaches and practices in the field of human services through consultation, research, policy analysis, and training.

The Consortium is a five year old network of over 80 professionals and clinicians with an average of 20+ years experience in the field of developmental disabilities and the human services. The core team includes administrators, psychologists, policy managers, physicians, nurses, therapists, and social workers.

The Consortium utilizes a unique business model that combines strong leadership and project management ability with the commitment to obtaining the best possible resources for each project we undertake. Our vision for the composition of each team is not constrained by the need to support the internal staffing structure of our company. Instead, it starts with these questions: Who are the best people available in the field? How can we make them part of this team?

Our operating principles:

Collaboration and Teamwork
The Consortium believes that our role is to support and contribute to the priorities and needs identified by the stakeholders in each focus area, and to complement and enhance the expertise of local staff. As such, we seek to work collaboratively and to facilitate the active participation of all parties in planning and execution activities.

Innovation and Best Practice
The Consortium was created to promote and disseminate innovative and best practices. Best practices are those which experience or research has shown to be the most effective at achieving desired results.

Effective and ongoing communication is the key to effective collaboration and positive outcomes. Routine and ongoing status meetings and reports are consistent with our belief in the need to maintain the lines of communication at all times.

Stakeholder involvement
We are committed to inclusive planning that facilitates meaningful involvement by all stakeholder groups. This includes identifying all such groups, supporting participation of consumers and families and making meetings and materials accessible.

Human services have always demanded creativity and the ability to design systems that are more than just a sum of their parts. Our key team members are skilled in recognizing those possibilities and translating them into workable models for improved service delivery.

Effective Messaging
We are committed to developing communications strategies that promote understanding and "buy-in." We will be successful if you are successful in accomplishing your goals.