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Marcia Hodges, MNA, CTF

Profile

Marcia Hodges provides organizations with critical leadership and perspective during times of transition and at moments of strategic business decisions. These are catalyst moments that can create real change and boost an organization’s momentum. With more than 30 years of executive experience, Marcia Hodges infuses organizations with a calming, supportive and knowledgeable presence while addressing organizational challenges and continuing to meet key objectives.

Employment History

  • Sole Proprietor – Marcia Hodges Consulting, LLC
  • Facilitator – The Kolbe Company
  • Administrative Director – San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
  • Interim Executive Director – Eviction Defense Collaborative
  • Chief Executive Officer – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area
  • Chief Operations Officer – YMCA of the East Bay
  • Development Director, Vice President of Operations – Yosemite National Institutes

Competency Areas

Meeting Design, Team Building and Facilitation – Facilitation of large and small group discussions are carefully designed to help create productive outcomes. Each conversation is uniquely developed based on the desired results using highly energizing & inclusive methods. The foundation of these methods is a belief that the “wisdom is in the room”.

Project Management – Facilitator for collaborative action planning & implementation projects. This might include large scale collaborations involving multiple stakeholders.

Strategic Planning – Effective strategic planning is essential in this fast-paced business climate. It is imperative that all stakeholders are clear about their organization’s direction and priorities and that they have the opportunity to contribute, as appropriate, to the process. The outcomes include a clear and detailed annual operating plan so the plan does not get put “on the shelf”.

Organizational Needs Assessment, Capacity Building & Strategy Development – Organizational needs assessment clarifies areas for improvement required to build capacity and to develop strategies that direct the organization toward its goals.

Executive Transitions, Succession Planning & Coaching – Transitions always have organizations off balance. Establishing a plan helps the impact be much less. Coaching the new leader with options for relating to the organization’s culture is an important element to a clear on-boarding plan.

Board Governance – Boards of Directors are guardians of organizations. Board leadership is an acquired skill; good board members are developed through clarification of roles modified to adapt to each organization’s business model and stage of development.

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Administration, University of San Francisco
  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration (partial), Ohio State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Judson University
  • Technology of Participation (ToP) Facilitation Mastery, San Francisco Bay Area

Professional Associations

  • Alliance for Nonprofit Management
  • Technology of Participation Network

Professional and Community Engagement

  • Certified ToP Facilitator (CTF)
  • Balanced Rock Foundation, Yosemite, Founding Board Member and Past Board Chair
  • East Bay Women’s Network
  • Walk Oakland Bike Oakland
  • League of Women Voters
  • Mariposa Radio Station – KRYZ

Partial Project List

Partners Retreat, LEDA Law Firm – Worked with senior partner to establish clarity on the Retreat outcomes. Partners came to agreement on the top priorities for the following year and established performance objectives with the implementation plan to help achieve the goals. Twelve months later, structural changes were made to adjust the plan based on the data that was being tracked after the Retreat.

Visitor Messaging, Yosemite National Park (YNP) – Representatives from all Park Divisions were invited to participate in creating recommendations to the Park Superintendent on the priority messaging for YNP visitors in the next few years. Through a process called “image shift” and consensus workshops, the group created consensus on the priority messages. Even Superintendent Reynolds joined in the discussions!

Strategic Plan, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin – First strategic plan in this 40-year old organization. Created a history wall to evaluate the past which helped establish the future plans. Staff were grateful to have clarity they were all headed in the same direction. Executive Director, Morgan Patton said two years later, “We are in a good place now, so we are starting to look closer at our programs and priorities for the coming years, which our strategic planning framework helped us address.”

Board Development, Eviction Defense Collaborative – Over several meetings, established agreement on the Board member & officer duties and the roles of the various committees. This allowed for a smoother succession implementation during leadership transitions.

Team Building, Alameda County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) – As part of the staff’s semi-annual planning retreat, a team building activity was implemented that focused on how staff thought other people saw them in the workplace. The purpose was to gain insight on how the staff could modify their behavior to work well with co-workers & CASA volunteers.

Event Action Plan, KRYZ Radio Station – The whole Board engaged in an action planning process to create a new fundraising and community-building event. By the end of the day, the group had clarity on priorities, action steps for each person and accountability steps established to ensure they stayed on track.

Strategic Plan, Balanced Rock Foundation – Multi-month process engaged all Staff and Board members in a process that challenged the current business model. This assisted the organization in clarifying its’ target audience to assist with search engine optimization and programmatic priorities.