Board Governance
Program & Project Development
Facilitation Services​

Testimonials

  1. Stacy is one of the very best facilitators that I have worked with in over 30 years of participation in strategic planning. I say this from firsthand experience having been involved in numerous strategic planning sessions with successful companies and having attended several 2, 3 & 5 day seminars. Stacy did a great job of developing our strategic planning process to meet the needs of St Cloud Overhead Door. Her knowledge of organizations, process and business enabled us to have very productive sessions with clear strategies and action plans.
    Roger Barthelemy St. Cloud Overhead Door Company
  2. Although we have only scratched the surface of the Policy Governance model, it is clear to all members of NLI's board that if we are to do the great things we anticipate for the organization and the community, we need something like this model to free our thinking. As for Stacy, the ease with which you worked with these hardcore community organizers to get them to see the potential not only of the model but for the organization/community as well is astounding.
    Muqit Sabar, President Neighborhood Leadership Institute Cleveland, Ohio
  3. Stacy Sjogren has helped (us) manage and lead small to large events and projects over the past four years. Stacy's ability to think creatively, keep everything on task and organized, and wisely manage expenses has made Stacy an excellent project manager for us. Stacy is a very bright and talented individual, project management is just one of her many areas of expertise.
    Eric Nielsen, Operations DirectorAbbott Northwestern's Specialty Care Center Sartell, Minnesota
  4. Stacy's commitment to helping our board build WSI's Policy Governance structure has been invaluable. We could not have accomplished this without her knowledge, perseverance and dedication to getting it right. Given the politically charged climate our board was forced to operate in, Policy Governance provided us with a clear path to fulfill our obligations. Even with dramatic changes in board make-up, executive staff, and the laws governing WSI's operations, we were able to maintain stability and keep everyone working toward our all important ends.
    Mark Jackson, Chairperson North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance
  5. "I want to thank you once again for the help you gave us in beginning our official journey. Your work with us was eye-opening, meaningful, and important. The times for TCTE are getting very exciting."
    James Olcott Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble
  6. I have recently had the great fortune of working with Stacy Sjogren, Owner of Out of the Woods Consulting. Her work with our team has enabled a small diverse work group to navigate through a complex project in a very short time frame. The project process has already been described on our campus as a model for future initiatives. This is largely due to Stacy's leadership and incredible work ethic. I would highly recommend Stacy Sjogren as an effective consultant who is a pleasure to work with, but also is extremely creative, efficient, and gets the job done!
    Corie Beckermann, Director of Campus Health Services St. Cloud State University
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    Paul Christian

Clients

Education

St. Cloud, MN School District 
Perpich Center for Arts Education
Liberty-Benton School District, OH
Eden Prairie, MN School District
Bingham Academy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

TrekNorth Charter School

U. of Minnesota Academic Health Center 
St. Cloud State University
Hamline University
Yavapai Community College District, AZ

Community Organizations

Aeon Homes for Generations
Birthing Ways Doula Connection
Child Care Choices
Community Center for Youth, WA
Community Action Council of Burnsville
Elderberry Institute
Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota
Faith in Action
HELPERS of Barnesville
Helping Hands Outreach to Elders
Isanti County Historical Society
Lee-Mar Ranch and Equine Center

Community Organizations

Neighborhood Leadership Institute
Midwest Assistance Program
New Pathways, Inc.
Opportunity Manor, Inc.
Options, Inc.
Resource Training and Solutions
Rum River Transportation Collaborative
Rebuilding Together Twin Cities
UNIITE
United Way of Central Minnesota
WACOSA
Works in Progress

Foundations

Central Minnesota Community Foundation
Initiative Foundation
Minneapolis Foundation
West Central Initiative Foundation
Womens Funding Network
St. Cloud Technical and Community   College Foundation

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Health Care

Abbott Northwestern's Specialty Care Center, Sartell, MN
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center 
CentraCare Health System

Public Entities

City of Hutchinson
North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance
State of Minnesota Guardian ad Litem Program


Corporations

Massman & Associates
Tastefully Simple
Mid Central Door Company
Overhead Door Company
Integrated Governance Solutions
Credit Unions and Coops

St. Cloud Federal Credit Union
Valley Natural Foods





Arts


Multicultural Children's Art Connection
St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra



Associations

Assn. of Specialists in Group Work
Partnership for the National Trails   System
Central Association of Advisors for the Health Professions



"The secret of good governance is that it cannot be decreed by structural rules. If we do not change the internal dynamics of boards, we will continue to see the costly meltdowns of once great firms." - J. Sennenfield