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External Partners by Service Area

MAD contracts with management consulting firms through a master contract to provide services that both complement and supplement those provided by our consultants. The firms are listed here, by their master contract service areas.

If you are interested in working with one of the firms on our master contract, contact Beth Bibus at 651-259-3820 or

Specialized program/public policy analysis and evaluation

  • Review and analysis of regulatory and enforcement processes
  • Economic analysis
  • Fiscal analysis
  • Application of specialized analytical frameworks
  • Program quality assessment
  • Program/service marketing
  • Subject matter expertise in state government service areas

Qualitative and quantitative research and/or survey design

  • Telephone-administered surveys
  • Focus group recruitment
  • Survey design and administration
  • Statistical analysis

Specialized organizational development, consultation, and facilitation

  • Executive team development and coaching
  • Organizational behavior and functioning, including change management
  • Meeting planning and facilitation
  • Planning and facilitating reorganizations
  • Facilitation of board and advisory group formation and performance
  • Leadership development and executive coaching
  • Strategic planning
  • Operational planning
  • Business planning
  • Event planning for large meetings (more than 100 people)
  • Report development, editing and publication
  • Administration and interpretation of various assessment tools for individuals and groups (for example, MBTI, Strengths Finder, DISC, Belbin, Insights Inventory)

Diversity, inclusion, and equity consultation and facilitation

  • Organization assessment with a diversity, inclusion, or equity perspective
  • Research design, policy analysis, or program evaluation with attention to diversity, inclusion, or equity
  • Culturally and linguistically specific facilitation, data collection, or stakeholder engagement
  • Coaching and capacity building to improve diversity, inclusion, or equity

Management of business technology

  • Aligning business technology investments with the agency mission, vision, and current business priorities and strategies
  • Establishing reliable means of participatory decision-making and quality control involving business managers, technology experts, and customers (e.g., chartering and leading effective governance structures, ensuring effective portfolio management, obtaining and using performance metrics and customer feedback)
  • Ensuring new technology projects have adequate funding for long-term maintenance
  • Creating and maintaining a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration that promotes the principles of transparency, communication, accountability, and active support from all stakeholders


  • Strategic planning
  • Operational planning
  • Business planning
  • Workforce planning

Writing and communications

  • Grant writing/compliance
  • Graphic design
  • Plain language editing
  • Planning and developing video productions
  • Graphical recording/visual facilitation
  • Technical writing (including technical manuals)
  • Report development, editing, and publication

Project management and process improvement

  • Project management
  • Process evaluation and improvement
  • General and specialized business analysis
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