Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

For the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, at the behest of DMV’s board, Conbrio was part of a team of consultants that assessed all levels and activities of the department to understand its effectiveness and recommend changes.  Conbrio was charged with assessing the TDMV’s culture and found it defensive and, in some parts of the organization, toxic.  In one-on-one interviews …

DFW Airport

For DFW Airport over three years, Conbrio designed and led both executive and board retreats which defined execution themes for the year for new and continuing airport programs and projects. The airport’s staff and board, comprised of the mayors of Fort Worth and Dallas and appointees of each city’s city councils are responsible for a $900 million a year enterprise …

Consumer Products Company

For an Arlington, Texas-based consumer products company integrating eight recently acquired companies, Conbrio led a project to decide the merged company’s values. Conbrio led sessions where each of the acquired companies reviewed their histories and the genesis of their values, then suggested which values to keep in the merged company. The sessions were especially difficult because of hard feelings generated during the …

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 …

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.  …

Honduras Threads

For 15 years Honduras Threads has worked with up to 70 women in communities on the rural outskirts of Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras.  In doing so, Threads has sold and returned nearly $400,000 to members in five cooperatives and, more important, helped to build dignity and self-respect among co-op members. Conbrio’s Managing Principal Bill Bancroft led many of …