Ontario Organizational Development Program

Results are listed by the date they were added. Some of the resources listed below will be general in nature; others will be more specific.

  • Strategic Planning Support Facilitation and Support for a strategic planning process to help AIDS Service Organzations to identify strategic directions and initiatives; and establish a timeline and mechanisms to develop the appropriate implementation and accountability measures.
  • Staff Work Planning Facilitation of staff work planning and other planning processes to increase the capacity of ASO staff to initiate, manage and/or participate in the process of staff work planning. A work plan is a document that maps out the proposed steps for how a goal will be accomplished, including who will be involved and timelines.
  • OODP Strategic Planning Readiness Assessment Tool The OODP Strategic Planning Readiness Assessment Tool has been designed to assist ASOs to determine if they are ready to begin strategic planning before submitting a strategic planning consult request to the OODP.
  • OODP Staff Workplanning Guidelines and Template This document is intended for use by individual staff working in the HIV sector. It can also be used by a staff team. It is a planning tool to complement the other planning documents used by the organization, including the strategic plan and implementation plan.
  • OODP Risk Management Planning Toolkit This toolkit offers a systematic and thoughtful approach to help you to address the possible risks facing your organization. It provides a brief description of what risk management planning is, why you need to do it and offers tools to help you identify risks, determine your priorities and how/when best to respond.
  • OODP Partnership Agreement Toolkit The OODP Partnership Agreement Toolkit is a shortened version of the 2013 Partnership Agreement Resource. It focuses on 2 types of Partnership Agreements and offers a Template and sample text for each one.
  • OODP Partnership Agreement Template The OODP Partnership Agreement Template offers a generic template for completing partnership agreements between community-based organizations. Sample text for the different sections of the agreement has been provided.
  • OODP Partnership Agreement Resource The OODP Partnership Agreement Resource provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects that need to be considered in completing a formal partnership agreement with community partners. It discusses why agreements are needed, what types are available and what is involved in negotiating an Agreement. It provides a Partnership Agreement Template as well.
  • OODP Organizational Self-Assessment Tool (OSAT) downloadable PDF version The OODP OSAT PDF version has been designed to support a self-directed organizational assessment process. Community-based HIV funded organizations can download this tool to assess the capacity of their organizations without involvement from the OODP. The tool offers modules that cover 5 areas of Governance and Operations.
  • OODP Organizational Self-Assessment Tool (OSAT) Consultation The OSAT Consultation is designed to support AIDS Service Organizations through a process in which they can assess their organizational capacity, identify gaps and create an organizational action plan that will help them to make improvements. Additional resources and hands-on Consultation support are provided for a period of up to 1-year. For more information please ...
  • OODP Operational Planning Guide and Templates This guide helps Boards and Executive Directors to prepare an annual operating plan that maps out the organization’s yearly objectives with proposed steps on how they will be accomplished, all in one document.
  • OODP Leading Change in ASOs Resource: A Resource for Executive Directors The goal of this resource is to increase the capacity of leaders in ASOs to effectively lead change in their organizations. It provides a framework for understanding change and practical strategies for implementation.
  • OODP HIV Disclosure Policy Toolkit This toolkit provides ASOs with an evidence-informed, comprehensive framework to assist in developing policies and practices that support people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) to control and navigate HIV disclosure decisions and actions. It provides a policy template for Boards and one for Operational Policy and Procedures with sample text included.
  • OODP ED Board Report Guidelines and Template The Executive Director’s (EDs) Board Report Template has been designed for regular reports to the Board of Directors. After reading the report, Board members should feel up to-date on relevant and strategic-level issues and prepared to raise issues, ask questions and make decisions at Board meetings.
  • HIV Disclosure Policy Development Webinar The OODP HIV Disclosure Policy Development Webinar was developed to assist ASOs to develop HIV Disclosure Policies for their organizations. The Webinar discusses why HIV Disclosure Policies are needed and outlines a process for ASOs to work collaboratively to ensure consistent practice in supporting client disclosure decisions across Ontario.
  • Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA) Workshop A one-day workshop designed to enhance the capacity of AIDS service organizations and programs to achieve success in implementing GIPA. It offers organizations the opportunity to assess the effectiveness of their own GIPA policies and knowledge on how to implement effective GIPA strategies.
  • Governance Workshop A half-day or one-day workshop designed to establish a common understanding of Board accountability and the difference between governance and operations; and to identify the steps and resources needed to better fulfill the Board’s governance responsibilities. Topics include: board member roles and responsibilities, board structure and policies, governance models, effective board meetings, etc.
  • Governance Resources The OODP has created over 15 downloadable e-resources designed to support ASO volunteer Boards. Each resource contains a brief explanation of what it is and how to use it, and most include a template. For example there are templates for Board Agendas, Board Minutes, Board Member Job Descriptions, etc. There are also Board Policy samples.
  • Facilitation and Support for Group Processes Facilitation of group processes and/or discussions leading to resolution of issues, development of partnership agreements, etc. Groups often include an AIDS Service Organization and community partners.
  • Executive Director Roles and Responsibilities Coaching Regular one-on-one coaching sessions that cover a range of issues related to the ED’s role and responsibilities for a period of up to one year. Coaching sessions can take place in-person or by skype or phone.
  • Change Leadership Coaching Regular one-on-one coaching sessions designed to support Executive Directors and/or Board Chairs to work strategically to lead transformative change within their organizations. Coaching sessions can take place in-person or by Skype or telephone.
  • Boundaries Workshop A one-day workshop designed to enhance the capacity of AIDS service organizations and programs to respond to organizational issues related to boundaries. The workshop material can be customized separately for groups of staff or board members or volunteers.
  • Board Work Planning Facilitation of board work planning and other planning processes to increase the capacity of ASO Board members to initiate, manage and/or participate in the process of board work planning. Boards often choose to do this exercise following a Governance workshop.
  • Board Chair Roles and Responsibility Coaching Regular one-on-one coaching sessions that cover the Board Chair’s role and responsibilities for a period of up to one year. Coaching sessions can take place in-person, or by Skype or telephone.
  • Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression (ARAO) 2-Day Workshop A two-day inter-active workshop designed to enhance an organization’s ability to respond effectively to the diverse needs and identities of its internal human resources and the participants who use its services.