HTI CATALYSTS


A Consultants Network

HTI Catalysts is a collaborative network of consultants that provide facilitation and professional development to schools, youth programs, and community-based organizations.

HTI has consistently enhanced organizational capacity by providing training, formative evaluation, coaching and program development, since 1993.

As the Catalysts’ network expands, so has the company’s capacity to meet the growing needs of schools and non-profit institutions to include community engagement, capacity building, and program design. Catalysts facilitate sessions for stakeholders which foster communication, increase cultural awareness, and enhance the skills of participants.

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Weekly Ice Breakers

Sculptures

Participants are seated on the floor. The leader asks for two volunteers. One is a sculptor, and the other is the sculpture. The leader whispers a word to the sculptor, who then begins to sculpt the other person into that word. The rest of the group tries to guess the word. The activity can gradually increase to where different teams are working together to sculpt other teams, and to where the person being sculpted has to guess what they are becoming.

What We Do

Youth Development

We design contemporary, highly engaging and evidence-based programs and strategies that support youth-serving organizations. We have a Network of seasoned Catalysts with over 60 years of experience mentoring, training, and developing youth and youth leaders.

 

Leadership Development

Our leadership development services range from coaching to strategic planning to facilitating an executive retreat. Each provides opportunities for leaders to set big goals and establish a road map to executing those goals.  We use personality assessments, observations, insights and resources to identify professional strengths and areas for growth.

 

Education Transformation

Working with schools, leaders, parents and youth we offer an introspective, experienced, thoughtful and innovative approach to education. Our “Teach-ins” are one example of how we build skills and knowledge while making learning fun for audiences of all ages and expertise.

Facilitation is at the heart of all our work. We provide interactive meetings, workshops and all-day retreats that build the skills of organization leaders and others with raw talent.

Who We Are
Mashona Council

Director of Partner Services

Sheronde Glover

Strategic Advisor

Dr. Folami Prescott-Adams

President

Naeemah Chike

Finance Manager

HTI CATALYSTS


Partners
Arthur M. Blank Fondation
KIPP
zeist
ymca
united way
yells
hope
morehouse
Grads
Hands on
Georgia AfterSchool
APS
Clayton
B&G club
GSU
100 Black Men
Partner Testimonials

“Thanks again for your great presentation! I have thought about it often as my grade team has begun developing our dynamic. Knowing about our compass points and Myers-Briggs types has helped me understand what they’re bringing to the table. I look forward to learning more from you at future sessions.”

Meredith McCoy
Grade Level Chair 2013-14, KIPP Vision Academy

“Thank YOU, HTI Catalysts!!!! What a powerful experience [ Having Difficult Conversations] you facilitated for the team. We are still talking about it! I know that the tools that you empowered us with will be the difference between having a good team vs. an exceptional team. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!”

Dr. Wheda A. Carletos, Ph.D.
Principal, KIPP Vision Primary

Nia Brown was a great coach throughout the entire process. I will certainly keep both mental and written notes to reflect on. The tips and resources will be consistently used in both my personal and professional journey.”

Ronnie Bell
Senior Unit Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattahoochee Valley, Columbus, GA

“Folami, your leadership is phenomenal!  You took a group of strangers and acquaintances and built us into a team that saw with single-mindedness and trusted one another.The whole evening was illustrative of our vision for the neighbors in SW Atlanta!”

Troy Bronsink
Founding Board Retreat Participant, Southwest Atlanta Neighboring (SWAN)

“One of the great trainers I use is named Dr. Folami Prescott-Adams. She’s flexible, engaging, and will work to cater the training needs to meet your objectives. Additionally, you can trust your Corps with her…meaning that you don’t need to babysit her as a facilitator.”

Diamond LeSane
Manager, Regional Volunteer Services, Red Cross

“HTI is providing a process of developing curriculum that accurately outlines the work of the staff in the implementation of a creative non-traditional HIV and substance abuse prevention program.”

Jennie Trotter
Executive Director, Wholistic Stress Control Institute

“The HTI team has been foundational in our organization’s growth form a small, grass-roots youth program to a dynamic and impactful non-profit. Folami and her team of experts have supported us through launching new programs, building a staff, and strategizing for organizational growth and development. Each member of HTI offers a unique skill-set to help us tackle whatever challenge we face and continually improve our craft. The skills and best practices that I and my team have gained from the HTI network are woven into the fabric of what we do each day at YELLS. They constantly fill our youth and organizational development toolbox! HTI has been with us from the beginning and their deep investment in our success, tailored support, and expert strategies will always make them our go-to source for training, coaching, facilitation, and all of our staff development needs.”

Laura Keefe
YELLS Executive Director Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading, and Serving, Inc.

“If you’re launching a new initiative or trying to get your team to gel and work more effectively together, then you definitely want to contract with Dr. Folami and HTI Catalysts. I engaged HTI Catalysts to work with my grantees on a new project (for Smart Start United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta) . She and her team trained program staff and worked with the organization’s leadership to develop a strategic plan, build capacity and bring together key stakeholders. Dr. Folami’s team are the go-to’s when you need someone to help you move from vision to action!”

Khaatim Sherrer-El
Chief Innovation Officer, BRICK Academy

“Great job to you, Folami, and the training team last week. We exceeded the client’s expectations and your hand holding before we even got to the [Georgia Afterschool] Institute was a critical component to raising their level of trust.”

Jill Riemer
Former Executive Director, Georgia Afterschool Investment Council

“HTI has been an excellent resource for working out conflicts among staff.”

David Jernigan
Former Executive Director, KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools

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