Managing Change

Too often strategy implementation starts with a rush of energy that quickly fades out... resistance is encountered that stops the process, or there are just too many other things to do by people who may not have the resources or new skills required to get it all done.

What is needed is practical support through clear appropriate methods that reduce the complexity to a level that the staff can manage given their workload, the stress of adjusting, and their current capabilities.


We offer the complete implementation solution:

We can be part of the implementation governance system, help you establish and manage the strategic change office, help you introduce a project management culture, helping you to redesign the organization bottom-up, help you examine and redesigning processes, developing job descriptions, developing training needs matrices and training plans, executing training, coaching, and communication.

Our philosophy is to be as light as possible but full as necessary – perfectly scalable and adjustable.


Area of Expertise

  • Change Management Support
  • Programme Management Framework Design
  • Resource Mapping (RASCI)
  • Implementation Support
  • Stakeholder Communication

Leadership Development

We work with you to discover the solutions that best fit your needs and support you during implementation.

Clients see us as a trusted advisor, coach, or change partner.

For leaders in Government, we work with you to establish appropriate governance systems to ensure accountability, transparency and effectiveness. We assist you to ascertain the facts of the current situation and develop an implementation roadmap building on what exists and prioritizing for maximum benefit. We provide you with a system for monitoring and reporting on benefits realization. We also coach you so that you can increase your influence laterally, across boundaries, to increase your effectiveness.

For leaders in the private sector, we work with you to strengthen your boards and executive teams. We facilitate the induction of new boards to ensure role clarity and an effective policy framework to guide decision making. We work alongside you to develop your leadership pipeline and to provide coaching to enable your managers to fully take up their roles. We enable your teams to work together in more synchronous ways and to find innovative ways of doing more with less. We support you as you create a culture that is biased towards performance and results.

For leaders of civil society organizations, we enable you to focus on your core activity by providing you with the requisite systems and tools for managing your organization effectively. We work with you to streamline processes and increase efficiency so that more energy can be directed to serving your purpose. We help you to develop strategies for the future and support you from conceptualization to implementation and beyond.

For leaders of faith based organizations we support you to develop appropriate governance and management systems for large hierarchical organizations with a strong values base. We assist you to develop strategies for the future with the emphasis on attracting others and organizational renewal.


Area of Expertise

  • Leadership Development Programme
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Team Coaching
  • Executive Team Building
  • Staff Team Building

  • Culture Assessment and Transformation
  • Personality Profiling using DISC Profile
  • Culture Survey
  • Customized Training

Strategy Planning

Our general approach to strategy is familiar:

  • Anchor the strategy process in the purpose of the organization or re-visit Mission, Vision, and Values;
  • Use that basis together with financial or service targets to analyze the organization both from the perspectives of internal activities as well as external dynamics and interaction;
  • Develop a range of options that are then evaluated so as to determine the most promising combination;
  • Develop in greater detail the associated projects, initiatives and execution plans.


What distinguishes our approach from others is that we design Strategy for 'sequentaneous' implementation.

Our approach is one that takes the most direct route to strategy execution. We utilize a process that emphasizes speed, robustness, adaptability and achieving results within minimum time.

We provide a framework for the right participation of your staff and stakeholders in the design process, and for ensuring you move from strategy to execution.


The key elements of this approach are:

  • Having the right focus from the outset
  • Using the right factors and process for decision making
  • Anticipating rather than reacting
  • Continuity during change


Having defined the strategy, we assess the implications of that strategy in terms of structure, organization and process as well as culture, leaders' intention and skills.

We then support you to realign your organization using a Viable Systems Model, (VSM) - a viable system is any system organized in such a way that enables it to optimally respond to the demands of a changing environment.


Area of Expertise

  • Strategic Plan Development
  • Strategy Formulation and Implementation Planning
  • Organisational Development
  • Strategic HR Advisory
  • Strategic Planning Retreats

  • Strategy Review and Assessment
  • Strategy Realignment
  • Organisation Re-design and Restructuring
  • Organisation Performance and Measurement
  • Viable Systems Model

Corporate Governance

Corporate governance refers to the systems and processes through which a company is directed and controlled. Corporate governance specifies the distribution of rights and responsibilities among company's stakeholders (including shareowners, directors, and managers) and articulates the rules and procedures for making decisions on corporate affairs. Thus, corporate governance provides the structure for defining, implementing, and monitoring a company's goals and objectives, and ensuring accountability to appropriate stakeholders.


At Syntegra, we recognize the vital importance of well-governed private and state owned enterprises to our society. More importantly, we understand the complex and unique governance challenges they face.


We work with boards to develop their corporate governance practices through the application of international best practices and consensus-based approaches with a local context that ensures relevance, acceptability and sustainability. We equip boards with the knowledge, tools and resources to discharge their fiduciary duty and to demonstrate the highest standards of accountability.


Area of Expertise

CG Benchmarking & Assessments

  • Board Evaluation
  • CG Benchmark Assessment

Board Training

  • Board Induction Workshop (New Director Orientation)
  • The Effective Board Workshop
  • Improving Corporate Governance In State Owned Enterprises

Consultancy Support

  • Board Strategy and Risk Review
  • Board Policy Development (Charter, Terms of Reference, Ethics Policy etc)
  • Integrated Reporting Framework Development
#15 Wainwright Street, St. Clair
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
West Indies
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