Client Training

Our ClientsOur clients vary in size, type, scope and setting, but are all united by the desire to make the world a better place. We're honored to have served more than 50 clients, involving more than 300 not-for-profit organizations to date. Howell Consulting Group clients predominately come from the arenas listed below:

  • Associations
  • Community Initiatives
  • Educational Institutions
  • Faith Based Organizations
  • Government (local and state-wide)
  • Not-for-profits
  • Other Consulting Firms
  • Small Businesses
  • Start Up Organizations
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    LA County Arts Commission, Arts for All (2009-2013)
    California Alliance for Arts Education, Coach In Every Corner
    (2008-2009)
    In September 2002, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted Arts for All: Los Angeles County Blueprint for Arts Education, a strategic plan to restore arts education - in dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts - to the 1.6 million students in Los Angeles County's 81 school districts. Arts for All provides a series of policy changes and educational initiatives to create systemic change and institutionalize sequential, K-12 arts education in Los Angeles County school districts, based on the Visual and Performing Arts Standards for California Public Schools. The Blueprint proposes that systemic change can only occur through the commitment and involvement of every stakeholder group, and identifies the steps each stakeholder can take in its Call to Action Chart. Our Consultants have provided annual group facilitation training and coaching to more than 15 Arts for All districts. Aja Howell, our Senior Consultant, has provided strategic planning support services for Grossmont Union High School District, Lennox School District, Los Angeles County of Office Education (LACOE), Whittier Union High School, and Los Nietos Unified School District. For more information about Arts For All, please click the link above.

    Best Start Metro LA, Community Facilitator
    Para Los Niño's
    (2009-2013)
    Best Start LA is a $125 million, multi-year investment created by First LA that aims to shape, strengthen and support five Los Angeles County communities by building resources and providing access to activities that improve the well-being, development and care experienced by pregnant women, parents of newborns and children age 5 and under. Howell Consulting Group Senior Consultant, Aja Howell is serving as Community Facilitator to support Para Los Niño's in the creation of a Best Start LA partnership, which is being developed by the community and for the community. At its foundation is a rich collaboration of diverse stakeholders, service providers, civic leaders, networks, parent groups and neighbors. Click above for more information about Best Start LA.

    First 5 LA Community Opportunity Funds Training and Technical Assistance
    Institute of Cultural Affairs
    (2011-2013)
    The Community Opportunities Fund supports organizational capacity building and policy and advocacy efforts by organizations serving the needs of children 0-5 and their families. The fund is intended to be responsive to the needs and creative ideas of community agencies to address and sustain outcomes identified by First 5 LA as key to the safety, health and readiness to learn of LA's youngest residents. Under the auspices of the Institute of Cultural Affairs and in partnership with consultants Kate Mrgudic and Kara Coleman, Howell Consulting Group will be providing Capacity Building and Technical Assistance support to 23 First 5 selected grantees. Technical assistance components comprised of an organizational self-assessment of four core capacities - Adaptive, Leadership, Management, and Technical and consulting services focused on supporting project implementation are included in COF grants. Technical Assistance consultants also provide group trainings and peer learning opportunities designed to address issues common among COF-funded agencies. Click the link above for more information about Community Opportunity Funds.

    First 5 LA Partnerships For Families
    Institute of Cultural Affairs
    (2007-2011)
    Partnerships For Families is a child abuse prevention program designed to address the needs of pregnant women and families with children age five years or younger who are at risk for child maltreatment in Los Angeles County. In conjunction with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), First 5 LA's goal is the prevention of child maltreatment by ensuring that families with children eighteen years and under live in physically and emotionally safe environments. The program's objectives include: improve quality of services and supports for at-risk families, increasing capacity of community partners to coordinate, collaborate and mobilize, as well as identify, engage, and serve at-risk families, and increasing information about prevention of child abuse and neglect. A $50 million program, PFF funded nine grantees, and their organizational partnership to provide the following services: case management; concrete services; intensive services for special needs; family supports including access to early care and education; and referrals/linkages to auxiliary community supports. Howell Consulting Group role has been to conducted initiative level assessments and recommendations, provided on-going quarterly learning exchanges among leadership, supported collaboratives with action planning, coaching, and technical assistance to build organizational and collaborative capacities. For more information about Partnership For Families please click the link above.

    ToP® San Diego "Local Registrar" Office
    Institute of Cultural Affairs CA, Howell Consulting Group Registrar
    (since 2006)
    Techniques of Participation (ToP®) offers a series of facilitation trainings ranging appropriate for beginners to expert level consultants. The Technology of Participation ToP® teaches team members how to collaborate on projects and group facilitators how to effectively lead their team. ToP® provides methods that: recognize and honor contributions of all, Let a group deal with more data in less time, pool individual contributions into larger more informative patterns, and welcome diversity while minimizing polarization and conflict. Click above to register for an upcoming facilitation course.



    Early Childhood & Early Education Initiatives
  • Para Los Niños Best Start Metro Los Angeles, Best Start Pilot Community Facilitator
  • Community Opportunities Fund Cycle 4, Technical Assistance, Capacity Building and
         Peer Learning
  • First 5 LA, Partnerships for Families Initiative, Capacity Building, Training and Technical
         Assistance, Peer Learning
  • First 5 San Diego/San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego Preschool for All Initiative

  • Consulting Firms & Organizational Development Organizations
  • Adams & Adams Consulting and Training, Inc., The Big Girls Club Workshop Series
  • Webb & Associates Chaplaincy Consulting, Yountville Veterans Home Program Design
  • Pepperdine University, Masters in Science of Organizational Development, Facilitation of Bi-Annual
         Alumni Board Retreats
  • Sacramento Consortium of Facilitators, Media and Marketing Workshop
  • Full Circle Learning and Consulting, Training Development  
  • Gary J. Kinley & Associates, Facilitation and Technical Support

  • Organizational Capacity Building
  • Hands of Ahava, Organizational Strategic Planning and Development
  • Alianza, Partners In Care Mental Health Program Development
  • The Dollar Mission, Fundraising Strategy and Planning
  • We Care San Jacinto, Board Development
  • San Diego County Office of Education, Executive Coaching and Early Education Unit
         Transition Plan
  • Ophelia's Moro Hills, Group Home for Girls, Business Development
  • SPIRIT Family Services, Sustainability Planning*
  • The Kolbe Company, Technical Assistance and Support

    Planning & Facilitation Projects
  • Bienvenidos, Project Fatherhood Logic Model*
  • Defenders of Wildlife (DOW) National Office, Transportation Planning for Stakeholders
  • Consortium for Excellence in Arts Education, Customized Planning Training Series
  • Labors Community Services Agency, Executive Coaching and Change Management
  • City of Carlsbad HR Department, Customized Facilitation Training And Coaching
  • Social Venture Partners, Planning Sessions
  • South Bay Center for Counseling, Doula Project*
  • St. John's Child and Family Development Center, Collaborative Action Planning Series

  • Team Trainings & Leadership Development
  • Para Los Niño's, Family Services Division Team Building Retreat Planning
  • First 5 LA, Grant Management and Legal Compliance Annual Staff Retreat
  • Jacobs Center for NonProfit Innovation, Youth Movement Community Leadership Training
  • HOPE Early Infant Program, "Meaningful Dialogues"

    Arts Education Planning
  • LA County Arts Commission, Arts for All, Arts Education Strategic Planning
  • California Alliance for Arts Education, Coach In Every Corner, Arts Education Coach
  • Los Angeles County Office of Education Special Programs, Implementation Coaching
  • Lennox Unified School District, Technical Assistance and Support
  • Grossmont Union High School District, Strategic Planning
  • Whittier Unified School District, Technical Assistance and Support
  • Los Nietos Unified School District, Strategic Planning
  • Lynwood Unified School District, Technical Assistance and Support
  • College of the Canyons Community College, K-12 Arts Education Initiative

    For Profit Sector Organizations
  • Aperon, Project Management Training
  • Microsoft Beijing HR Department, Team Assessment Restructure (MSOD)
  • Kun Lun Restaurant Beijing, Business Development Strategies (MSOD)
  • Family Event Planning, Business Development Planning
  • Every Lil' Detail (ELD) Dealership Services, Strategy planning
  • Raytheon Corporation, Employee Opinion Polls

    Faith-Based Organizations
  • North Coast Church, Fund Development
  • San Jacinto Assembly of God, Planning Sessions
  • Faith Based Community Development Corporation, Board Development and Capacity Building
  • Faith Based Credit Union, Advisory Support
  • TenPoint Neighborhood Leadership Coalition, Collaborative Development
  • Friends & Family, Resource Development
  • North County Lifeline, Staff Training & Development (org capacity building)
  • Progressive Pilates and Rehabilitation, Business Planning (for profit)
  • Friends & Family, Resource Development (faith based)
  • Community Opportunities Fund Grantees, Capacity Building and Peer Learning

  • Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center, HIT-Enabled Perinatal Quality Management System
  • FamiliesFirst, Inc. (dba Hollygrove)
  • Long Beach Early Childhood Education Committee, The Long Beach ECE Committee Capacity
         Building Project
  • Proyecto Pastoral at Delores Mission, Organizational Capacity Building Grant
  • St. Anne's, Technology Infrastructure Enhancement
  • The Early Childhood Parenting Center, The Early Childhood Parenting Center's Capacity Initiative
  • Worksite Wellness LA, Building Capacity for Preconception Health and Healthy Babies


  • *Work conducted through Partnership for Families Initiative