Not-For-Profit & Community Sector Specialists

Cogent’s Not-for-Profit division offers a full range of business and community sector consulting services which can design, review, investigate, research and report on all matters within the sector including evidence based research, clinical governance, and program design and review. All work is subject to your review, price negotiated against the scope and agreed timeline. We can design a project which value adds to existing resources by providing guidance and support on an as required basis. Cogent uses highly experienced and qualified consultants with the ability to focus on specific needs of our clients. We can also undertake long and complicated projects with multiple teams and specific matter expertise. Using management consultants is sometimes associated with an expensive and complicated process however Cogent’s adaptable approach allows for assistance to be provided for a day, week, or for a large complex project where we design the methodology for your approval. Our approach allows for ‘bolt on – bolt off’ incorporation of subject matter expertise which you only pay for when and for how long it is required.

Cogent’s integrated and multidisciplinary team approach has expertise at your call including senior business and NGO governance experts, an ANU Public Health Research graduate on staff, an Associate Professor in Primary Health, in addition to the the full complement of business, governance, sector engagement, risk, IT and HR specialists at Cogent. Our consultants have senior careers in their areas allowing Cogent to supply the highest level expertise for your business needs. Our approach will deliver immediate strength and professionalism to your decisions and to your oversight reporting with evidence based program reviews, performance criteria design, public health research rigor and analysis of data for reporting. Our team has expertise in quantitative and qualitative health research, data analysis, and health information systems. We are able to deliver evidence driven needs assessments, documented consumer driven program expectations as well as economic and productivity reviews within the not-for-profit and community sector.

Scope of Services Offered

  • Governance design and review
  • Documentation, policies and Board Committee Charters
  • Board evaluations and CEO reviews
  • Board development and training
  • Strategic and business planning – review and facilitation
  • Program design and review
  • Tender writing and accreditation support
  • Procurement and commissioning design and review
  • Consumer and clinical engagement and chairing of external forums
  • Stakeholder communication and engagement
  • Evidence and data collection, analysis and review
  • Performance measurement design and review
  • Contract management and KPI oversight and review
  • HR- Recruitment, staff review, staff training and team building
  • Restructure and reposition within sectors
  • PHN, RTP and NDIS specific services
  • After-hours service review, commissioning models
  • Consumer driven health models

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