Sample Process Timeline

A search takes time.

From past experience a full search process including a finalist assignment to demonstrate creative thinking and ideas, takes approximately 13 weeks. We can perform the work faster with streamlined client organizations and can customize based on careful consideration with our clients. For clients who are interested in a workshop approach rather than formal finalist assignment, the timeline can be shorter.

POTENTIAL SCHEDULE

PHASE
Major Activity Week #
1 Preparation Organize selection committee
Internal audit of needs
Develop selection criteria, scoring protocol and brief
Agree on schedule
1
1
1 - 2
1 - 2
2 Screening Develop initial list of agencies
Contact agencies to assess interest; sign NDA
Distribute questionnaire and brief to relevant agencies
Review questionnaire responses; make first cut
2 - 3
3 - 4
4
6
3 Capabilities Meet with semi-finalists; provide POV; select finalists; debrief eliminated agencies 8
4 Work Assignment Conduct briefing on assignment
Reach agreement on compensation, contract
Interim work session
8
10 - 11
10
5 Finals Final presentation; facilitate evaluation; debrief eliminated agencies 13