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RFP: Strategic Planning Facilitator

The New Hampshire Association of Special Education Administrators (NHASEA) is seeking an experienced strategic planning consultant to design and facilitate a participatory planning process that will create a three-five-year strategic plan for the organization.

About the New Hampshire Association of Special Education Administrators

NHASEA Mission

A voice for equity and excellence in the education of students with exceptional needs.


Promoting high-quality education and leadership through professional learning, strong partnerships, and the pursuit of solutions to complex challenges within a diverse educational community.

NHASEA is a nonprofit professional organization that is a leading professional resource for NH’s diverse special education leadership workforce. NHASEA does this by:

  • Serving as a primary resource for expertise in special education
  • Addressing the growing need for a pipeline of professionals in the field of special education administration
  • Responding to the challenge of continually diversifying professional learning opportunities
  • Providing ongoing guidance, networking, and support to members
  • Design and implementation of Academies, Conferences and Workshops
  • Engaging in advocacy on issues related to state and federal special education legislation

NHASEA was founded over 40 years ago and became incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 2004. Currently, NHASEA has a nine (9) member Board of Directors comprised of leaders of special education (special education administrators, directors of student services, assistant superintendents, etc.)

Strategic Planning Needs

The NHASEA Board of Directors along with the membership is eager to develop a strategic plan that will guide our professional organization over the next 3—5 years. It is suggested that a planning process include the organization’s Executive Director, Representation from the Board of Directors, Membership and perhaps, key stakeholders who are partners with NHASEA. The facilitator will work with the Executive Director and the Board to confirm composition of the planning team, recruitment of these individuals, and will facilitate the team to create a map for the next stage of the organization’s journey. The level of detail in that map will be determined during the planning process.

Consultant Qualifications

NHASEA is looking for a consultant who will assist the organization in the design of the strategic planning process and initiate the process with the facilitation of an initial retreat sometime in the fall of 2019. The consultant will continue to work with the strategic planning team and key stakeholders throughout the 2019-2020 school year with an anticipated end date of April 30, 2020. In May 2019, the strategic plan will be complete and presented to the NHASEA Membership.

Response Requested

Individuals interested in being considered for this work should submit a brief (1-2 pages) proposal including the following:

  • Name and contact information for Consultant(s)
  • Statement of consultant qualifications
  • Experience with strategic planning with nonprofit or similar organizations
  • The approach/strategy/process to be used in strategic planning
  • Projected timelines
  • Anticipated fee for service
  • Names and contacts for 2 organizations that consultant has worked with regarding strategic planning


Deadline to Submit Proposal: Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 3:30 PM

NHASEA will review responses and notify the successful applicant by Friday, September 6, 2019. NHASEA reserves the right to contact individuals/organizations should there be questions or if further clarification on the proposal is needed. If you have any questions regarding this RFP, feel free to call or email Jane Bergeron-Beaulieu, NHASEA Executive Director, at (603) 494-1149 (cell), or by email, jbergeron@nhasea.org.

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