Workforce Development

Organizational Development Assistance for Departments

Organizational Development (OD) consultants work with County department management teams to improve systems and processes.  Their work ranges from facilitating a task force to overseeing strategic planning processes to coaching executives.  

It's easy for departments to access

Departments access organizational development services under contracts that HR Workforce Development (WD) has with local OD providers. Here's how to do it:

  1. Complete and send a request <u></u>for OD services.  Briefly explain the need and the desired outcomes in contracting for OD Services.  Be sure to indicate if there are any performance management issues underlying the issue.  If you know of an OD consultant under contract to HR/WD that you want to work with, please provide that information. 

  2. Once the request is approved, the WD analyst will contact the Department to gather additional information to complete the Statement of Work and share names of potential consultants who possess the required skills. 

  3. The Department is responsible for contacting the potential consultants, describing the need and desired outcomes, and selecting a consultant. Typically the consultant will send the Department a proposal of the intervention with tasks, outcomes, timeline and budget.  This document should be shared with WD.

  4. The WD analyst will incorporate information from the original request along with the consultant's proposal into a Statement of Work.  WD will ensure that all parties sign this Statement of Work. 

  5. The Department and consultant may begin working together without a fully executed Statement of Work after approval for contracting with the consultant has been given by WD.

  6. The OD consultant is directed to invoice the Department directly and copy WD so that we can track contract expenditures.  All payments to the consultant are the responsibility of the Department. 

Contact Information

Ric Giardina


Workforce Development

Human Resources

County of Sonoma

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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HR Training Center
575 Administration Drive
Suite 117C
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464714, -122.72561

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