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.

Areas of Expertise
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Upcoming Event

We’re excited to announce the date for Part 2 of 4 of our next leadership retreat, Zooming Infor Saturday, September 15th.  

Please SAVE THE DATE for this next phase of leadership development.  We have decided to offer the experience as a 4-part professional learning series with a day-long retreat every season.

For Part 2, we will focus on going deep, establishing clear-cut plans and narrowing our focus to address specific goals, capabilities, skill-building, and initiatives.

“Thank you, Thank you! This process has been extremely beneficial.” — Participant

 

What We Do

Stakeholder Engagement

We build community and lift up all voices to ensure ALL are heard fostering communication that increases cultural awareness, equity and comprehensive involvement of all stakeholders.

Professional Development

Our professional 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 roadmap to executing those goals.  We use personality assessments, observations, insights, and resources to identify professional strengths and areas for growth.

Program Design

We design contemporary, highly engaging and evidence-based programs and strategies that support organizations. We have a Network of seasoned Catalysts with over 30 years of experience mentoring, training, and designing program curriculum.

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.

Our Core Team
Mashona Council

Director of Business Development

Sheronde Glover

Strategic/Operations Advisor

Dr. Folami Prescott-Adams

Chief Catalyst

Naeemah Chike

Finance Manager

Past & Present Partners
100 Black Men
Achieve Atlanta
Community Foundation
Create
Family Connection
G•San
Arthur M. Blank Fondation
KIPP
zeist
ymca
united way
yells
hope
morehouse
Hands on
B&G club
GSU
Project Summaries

Project: Yells Professional Development

Project Description: During this school year, HTI Catalysts will assist in the design of a continuous professional development plan centered around best practices in positive youth development; facilitate in-house professional development workshops, custom-designed to fit the unique needs of the Marietta YELLS 21st CCLC programs and equip staff and teachers to implement best practices in positive youth development and provide quality out-of-school-time programming to youth; and provide access to other support services, such as connection to a network of youth development and non-profit professionals.
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Project Outcomes: 
  • Monthly program observations followed by targeted modeling and coaching and monthly staff training developed around areas needing improvement as identified by observations.  
  • Utilize the Georgia Afterschool and Youth Development Quality Standards Assessment Tool to guide staff development and program improvement.
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Service: Professional Development

YELLS

Project: Westside Economic Inclusion Collaborative (WEIC)

Project Description: HTI Catalysts in conjunction with Regionerate worked with the Westside Economic Inclusion Collaborative (WEIC) of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to engage Westside stakeholders (residents, business owners and community) in a strategic planning process that explored the needs and wishes of the community relevant to economic empowerment and entrepreneurship on the Westside, culminating into the creation of an executable strategic plan.

Project Outcomes: In addition to the development of a comprehensive strategic plan that outlines strategies to support Westside stakeholders in the areas of financial well business, economic development, business and
entrepreneurship, we were also able to opportunities for community residents, business owners, and stakeholders to come together to share their ideas and concerns around the economic concerns and needs of individuals within the
community.

Service: Stakeholder Engagement

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Project: Westside Education Collaborative (WEC)
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Project Description: HTI Catalysts, in conjunction with Bellwether Education Partners worked with the Westside Education Collaborative (WEC) of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to facilitate a strategic planning process among Westside stakeholders resulting in a short and long-term comprehensive vision and strategy for education on the Westside of Atlanta. This involved working with existing community groups and organizations; facilitating a series of conversations around education, fostering relationship building, collective leadership and trust among participants, and creating a comprehensive Westside Education Strategic Plan, based on national and local best practices, as well as feedback garnered from the community engagement process.

Project Outcomes: In addition to the development of a comprehensive strategic plan for education on the Westside of Atlanta, we were also to build synergy by bringing a variety of stakeholders together to share ideas and opinions as a collective voice on how to positively impact education on the Westside.

Service: Stakeholder Engagement

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Project: Dekalb County School District – Family Engagement

Project Description: HTI was brought in to facilitate a two-day strategic planning retreat that would help build cohesion among the family engagement team, share facilitation techniques and support the development of region-specific program plans (and an annual schedule) that aligns with the family engagement logic model and school district’s 5-year strategic plan.

Project Outcomes: The parent engagement team had the opportunity to collaborate in a safe environment, share resources and identify ways to support each other. Each was able to develop a region-specific plan
and a Catalog of Services to serve parents in their district.

Service: Professional Development

Dekalb County School District

Project: PLUS Academy Facilitation and Training of Trainers
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Project Description: HTI was responsible for the implementation of PLUS Academies which are offered at three levels to reach three types of parents: those new to school engagement, members of the school’s local governance teams and highly engaged and informed parents and community advocates. Each Academy consists of six 2-hour sessions that cover issues such as academic achievement, safety, and discipline in schools, How School Districts Operate and Ways Parents Can Advocate for their Students.
Project Outcomes: A cohort of 20 parents representing over 10 schools and 4 clusters have become actively engaged in education in the following ways:
● Met with Memphis Lift parents to learn from their experience and organizational evolution.
● Received funding and coordinated a Candidates Forum leading up to the recent APS Board of Education board member elections.
● One parent became the PTA President at her child’s elementary school.
● Completed eight service projects ranging from a student town hall to listen to their ideas around engaging family in the schools to a one-week summer camp for families.
● Attended an information meeting to learn more about funds available for community projects hosted by the Rensselaerville Institute.

Services: Stakeholder Engagement, Professional Development, Program Design

Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

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