The Staubach Company

For The Staubach Company, before it was acquired by JLL, Conbrio designed and led a project to bring Staubach closer to DTZ, its partner in Europe and Asia.  The project culminated in a three-day, café-style meeting where 80 people sitting at small tables each equipped with a computer mulled over a series of questions and then answered them on the computer …

City of Mesquite, Texas

For the City of Mesquite, Texas, Conbrio worked with senior leaders to change the city’s development review process and capture the new process on a visual storymap. City Manager Ted Barron, assistant city managers, department heads, planners and engineers involved in the development review process were frustrated and angry because the process was broken. Members of the development community complained …

North Texas Tollway Authority

For the North Texas Tollway Authority, Conbrio Managing Principal Bill Bancroft led a multi-pronged project including strategic planning, change management, culture assessment and team performance.  Because board members and staff believed they were left out of the process to write the previous strategic plan, they had little time or interest in a new strategic planning initiative. However, because state statues require …

Duke University

For the Executive Committee of the Annual Fund at Duke University, Conbrio led a team of consultants to help the committee analyze the results of an in-depth study of the giving potential of different categories of alumni and then develop strategies to capitalize on the potential. When the project began, committee staff members were thoroughly frustrated because after receiving the study …

Jones, Lang, LaSalle (JLL) & Stratford Land

For  JLL and Stratford Land, two national real estate companies in the private sector, Conbrio designed and led scenario planning projects. One was to stress-test the company’s current strategy; the other was to find new offerings the company might add to its services list. In both instances, the Conbrio team guided participants in interacting with leading experts it had invited from …

Energy Institute at Texas A&M University

For the newly formed Energy Institute at Texas A&M University, Conbrio led a scenario planning project to help the institute discover how it could thrive in a world of declining grant dollars for research. A key element of the project was assessing the traditional culture of the university and contrasting it with the very different culture needed by the institute, a …

KWA Culture

It’s said culture eats strategy for breakfast every day of the week.  And that culture is one of three things for which top leaders in organizations are most responsible.  The others are strategic direction and succession planning.  For KWA Construction, a Dallas-based company specializing in apartment construction, Conbrio Managing Principal Bill Bancroft, certified in a Human Synergistics’ Organizational Culture Inventory …

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

For the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Conbrio designed and led a project to assess the culture of the 100-person finance division led by the university’s chief financial officer.  The university, established in 2009 and with an endowment of $20 billion, is ranked among the top 20 universities in Asia and the Middle East.  …

Greater Dallas Planning Council

For the Greater Dallas Planning Council board of directors, a Dallas not-for-profit which promotes the Dallas region’s sustainability, Conbrio led a project for board members to generate different business models using a business model canvas.  Over several years, Conbrio Managing Principal Bill Bancroft has led many GDPC retreats using a variety of tools and processes.  The 50-year old organization is …

Financial Planning and Investment Advisory Company

For the client advisory board of a financial planning and investment advisory company, Conbrio designed and led several meetings.  Financial planning and investment advisory is an extremely competitive sector with little opportunity to differentiate service. Using processes and tools for facilitated focus groups, Conbrio led client advisors through several exercises revealing how the company could differentiate itself in the market …