An Initial Assessment

A Problem Review Session to Determine Your Needs
You know you have a problem that needs to be solved or an opportunity that needs to be explored. But can you clearly define it? Can you see the range of approaches to resolving it or are you stuck on an approach that seems to go nowhere?

  • Maybe you feel like you need to retain an advocate to present your case to government, but don’t know who to ask or what they should be doing.
  • Perhaps you would like your organization’s image to be polished or your brand to be established, but don’t know where to start to define that image.
  • Are you looking for a way to link your organization with the sustainable strategies that have become mainstream and you don’t want your firm to be left behind?

You can start with Nettleton Strategies! We will provide a simple and cost-effective entrée to develop the strategies you need for action – a facilitated problem review session of up to four hours with key leaders of your organization where you will achieve the following objectives:

  • A clear assessment of the status of the issue/opportunity at hand,
  • Initial identification of the options available to resolve the issue or take advantage of the opportunity,
  • An assessment of the known obstacles to success, and
  • Development of a strategic path to begin implementing the option(s) chosen.

The short readable report we provide will allow you to determine the options you wish to explore so you can weigh the political, financial, and or personnel costs of each. The report will also allow you to effectively communicate your options to your audiences.

To arrange an appointment to discuss this simple and cost-effective first step, contact Nettleton Strategies:

Carl Nettleton


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  1. As a born and bred BCer and a retired BC Hydro mldide manager, the direction that the Liberals have taken BC Hydro and power generation in this province is criminal. I wish that our citizens would latch on to this issue and seriously take the government to ground on it. I say government’ and not BC Hydro, because, of course, BC Hydro is dictated to by the Liberals who are sympathetic to their friends who want a ‘piece of the action’ and are pushing small run-of-river power projects, and even worse, the burning of coal. For years the citizens of BC have benefited incredibly from the foresight of WAC Bennett and the Columbia River Treaty that he championed through the enormous profits that have been realized from this project. And one of the primary reasons that we have benefited so much is that our system of storage reservoirs allows us to store water during spring and summer and use it to generate and sell millions of dollars worth of power to our American customers in the winter ..without affecting our own supply. BC Hydro would actually buy power during these periods to supplement domestic need, while we filled our reservoirs and, I might add, doing this when the price of power was typically low on the spot market. The proliferation of small independent power projects does not provide this flexibility and hence we are buying more and more power. The government uses this situation to justify the approval of more and more independent power projects, without any public involvement and/or input, and to justify possible coal-fired generation, of all things. We need the Liberals to step away and let BC Hydro have the autonomy to run the system for the benefit of providing power to its citizens and not for the benefit of private interest groups. Notwithstanding the obvious negative effects of large hydro-electric projects, BC needs to build Site-C and, in the future, other sites that still offer incredible hydroelectric potential for us all. The mitigation of environmental effects of these projects is a major priority of BC Hydro and its contractors and the public must trust in that.By privatizing many operations to Accenture Business Services and the creation of BC Transmission Corp. the Liberals have devalued the jewel’ that was OUR BC Hydro and I don’t believe that they will be finished until BC Hydro becomes a kiosk in some shopping mall in Surrey. They will justify the creation of BCTC as being a requirement of our selling power into the U.S. but that became a non-issue with the Americans. Further, they have successfully created more bureaucracy with BCTC and destroyed efficient working relationships between it and BC Hydro departments, such as Engineering.I hope we can stop the rip-off artists before it’s too late….but we will deserve what we get for our apathy.

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