The Centre is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA), a legal organizational structure not unlike a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. As a JPA, the California Controller’s Office has designated The Centre as a special district, making The Centre a public sector agency – just like the clients we serve.
DRIVEN BY PURPOSE
The Centre was born in the public sector and has partnered with community focused organizations since 1993.
GUIDED BY EXPERIENCE
The Centre draws upon more than a quarter century of deep experience working with and learning from our partners.
DEDICATED TO YOUR SUCCESS
The Centre works closely with its clients to design and deliver solutions that are tailored to their purpose, culture, and unique needs.
Succession Planning – City Department
Organizations that don’t effectively manage turnover lose critical institutional knowledge and can end up with employees feeling like they are just a cog in the wheel, which leaves them less capable of pursuing their stated purpose. The Centre recently teamed with a city library and cultural arts department for a three-year project to forecast their long-term talent needs and overhaul their hiring, onboarding, retention, and role transition practices to support a highly engaged, purpose-driven culture.
Extended Learning – County Government/Healthcare
The Centre developed Peer Learning Groups (PLG) in response to a client’s request to provide Centre Academy graduates with extended learning opportunities. A county employee attested to the increased camaraderie, encouragement, and support resulting from their participation, and one hundred percent of PLG participants at a major healthcare organization agreed that PLGs increased collaboration and contributed to their development as leaders.
Finding Purpose – School District
Effective strategic planning is at the heart of every successful organization. Yet, most struggle with creating meaningful plans that touch people’s lives. By focusing on the “Why” – on the organization’s purpose – The Centre helped a southern California school district surface their core values, foster connections and conversations with key stakeholders, and create clarity for the future.