Our team of consultants has been working independently on various projects for more than 30 years. In 2008, our founder, Michael Call, PhD (ABD), formed Civicus Consulting Group with the intent of synergizing our efforts to better serve our clients. Michael, who had previously done work for Dr. Stephen R. Covey, subscribes to Covey’s Habit 6: the notion of synergy.
“Synergize is the habit of creative cooperation. It is teamwork, open-mindedness, and the adventure of finding new solutions to old problems. But it doesn’t just happen on its own. It’s a process, and through that process, people bring all their personal experience and expertise to the table. Together, they can produce far better results that they could individually. Synergy lets us discover jointly things we are much less likely to discover by ourselves. It is the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. One plus one equals three, or six, or sixty–you name it” (stephencovey.com).
Initially, our client base was primarily leaders of nonprofit agencies, government units, and quasi-governmental entities, whose unique challenges in public administration require skills beyond those learned in business school.