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Zulfira Pulotova

Roman Katsnelson

Christie Smith

Erin McFarlane

Christie is a Registered Social Worker who has five years of experience working in a variety of Community Development, Community Economic Development, and service provision programs in Calgary and Edmonton. As a recent transplant to Edmonton, Christie has focused on supporting senior serving resources in the city.

Christie has facilitated participatory Program and Impact Evaluations using a breadth of tools, including Theory of Change, Outcome Harvesting, and Program Logic Models in service of data collection and analysis, and external and internal reporting. Her experience and desire to keep learning fuel her commitment to discover new realms to apply her skills. She is energized by the individual and social transformations that can emerge through participatory community development approaches and is excited to facilitate these processes with groups and organizations.

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Erin has worked across a variety of organizations and issue areas within Calgary’s nonprofit sector over the past 12 years in community development, project management, administrative, volunteer coordination, event planning, field supervision, website coordination, evaluation, and research roles. She joined KRD Consulting Group in March 2016 as a lead consultant for the NCN Canada program.

Erin holds a BA in Sociology and an MSW in Community Development, and is a Registered Social Worker. She has also worked with the CommunityWise Resource Centre, a multi-sector nonprofit centre, in a co-management role since 2013. Erin has supported multiple complex collaboratives, including The Way In Network and the Elder Broker Program, and has facilitated deeper engagement contexts in both in-person and online communities of practice. Erin is passionate about participatory processes, organizational equity, capacity-building, and reflective practice.

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As a Social Development professional with over 10 years of program management, organizational development, and research experience at the community, national and international levels in non-profit and public sectors, Zulfira has a track record of successful program design and implementation, managing organizational monitoring and evaluation systems, and providing valuable evidence-based information on community development issues to multiple stakeholders motivating them for collaboration and advocating for policy changes.

Zulfira holds an honours Masters in Social Work and an honours Masters in Public Administration from Boise State University. In service to local and international communities, she strives to emphasize public participation, empowerment and voice amplification.

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As a founder of KRD, Roman has provided collective efficacy supports to clients in the non-profit, public and private sectors for over 10 years. Prior to consulting, Roman held leadership and senior leadership positions in IT, education, human services and community development sectors in the United States and Canada. He earned a summa cum laude degree in Philosophy in his 20s and an MBA in Community Economic Development in his 30s. He is fascinated by the richness of what we humans get up to, and loves consulting work for the opportunity it affords him to put his skills in service of a diversity of missions and ideas.

Roman is a student of Servant Leadership, Dialogic Organizational Development, and Learning-focused Evaluation. His commitment is to using collective learning to achieve transformation through every project.

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Zulfira Pulotova

Calgary

Roman Katsnelson

Calgary

Erin McFarlane

Edmonton

Christie Smith

 

from Calgary, AB

We are deeply curious about human systems and the capacity for change. We use our work as a platform to grow collective potential through fostering connection, curiosity and commitment.

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In this space, we share some thoughts, ideas and other information you might find useful for topics of collective efficacy.

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You can find us working throughout Canada and abroad, but we have a permanent base, too:

KRD Consulting Group
1206 20 Ave SE,
Calgary, AB T2G 1M8
(403) 918-0001
info@hellokrd.net

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KRD has a 10-year track record of supporting client partners across the non-profit, public and private sectors.

We offer an eclectic mix of skillsets not usually found in one agency, and a commitment to work rooted in ethical relationship. Where others see scope creep, we see opportunity for learning and emergent support.

Data & Technology

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Data & Technology

We build websites, back-end management systems, and databases to simplify technology and put it to use in your work.

Moving an organization to higher degrees of technological integration is not just a matter of selecting and installing software packages. It's a significant change process that requires the input and participation of the full team.

Your technology solutions and data systems have to form a snug fit with both your strategy and culture. We perform current-state analyses to ensure your new systems have a high chance of success - instead of being a cause of frustration. And we see these projects as integrated with every other aspect of your work, and stand ready to help there as well. Where others see scope creep, we see an opportunity to contribute to deeper learning and thriving at work.

We work with free, open-source software so that your limited resources can go to proper training and support instead of licensing fees.

Some solutions we harness to your use include:
  • Drupal
  • Wordpress
  • CiviCRM
  • Moodle
  • ABCD
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    Evaluation & Research

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    Evaluation

    We combine approaches from Systems Thinking and Action Research to build transformational evaluation experiences.

    Today's organizations operate in a context of complexity, where adaptability is critical to success. We help you integrate intention and responsiveness in service of your mission.

    Our approach is aligned with Dialogic Organizational Development - where change and strategy are seen as both component and result of intentional, facilitated dialogue. Our role is to convene your group, provide you with relevant information, and facilitate the processes of planning and implementation. Our combination of business and financial acumen, leadership coaching skills, and social economy alignment will help build the platform for your success.

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    Strategy & Change Management

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    Strategy & Change Management

    We use a humanistic, inclusive approach to help organizations augment their collective capacity.

    Evaluation of programs, processes, structures and outcomes has tremendous transformative potential that is often missed.

    Done right, evaluation will help you tell your story, stay accountable, and, most importantly create significant, useful learning. We are practitioners of Utilization-Focused Evaluation, and put strong emphasis on preparatory and design work - getting clear on who the intended users of evaluation are, and how they might best use any new learning generated.

    We start with your current state, work to build an understanding of what's possible, and then bridge the two, using a variety of tools and methodologies as appropriate:
  • Program Logic Models
  • Theory of Change
  • Outcome Harvesting
  • Outcome Mapping
  • Reflective Practice
  • Social Network Analysis
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    Training & Facilitation

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    Training & Facilitation

    We offer online and in-person training courses in ethical leadership, evaluative thinking and effective collaboration.

    We can work with your internal or partnership group, or you can attend one of our periodically offered courses. Our in-course work, whether delivered electronically or face-to-face, always relies on combining our expertise with the wisdom in the room. Our participants learn as much, if not more, from each other, as they do from us.

    The courses in our "Beyond the Rhetoric" combine theory with practice - you will have homework! Our participants meet in a group context to learn from theory and each other, and work on a small project in their workplace to integrate their learning into their work.

    Additionally, if you need occasional support in facilitating community or team meetings, we are able to step in and provide effective facilitation rooted in Community Development principles.

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    We help teams, collaboratives and communities learn together and build collective efficacy.

    Our Clients

    We are proud to help all groups, from grassroots to international NGOs, to pursue their vision of the common good.

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    Our Work

    We have been supporting teams and collaboratives for over a decade. We're here to help you change the world.

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    • Data & Technology

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