Consulting

Organizational Development

Focusing the collective power of your people


Shackleton Group concentrates on three critical elements as we help you transition your team to high performance. Deliberate and focused attention on Strategy, definitive assessment of Structure required to support that strategy, and development of desired Behavior and results driven by the strategy and structure. Solutions to a large majority of the challenges your team faces are resident in the knowledge and experience within your organization. High performance will be achieved through systematic organizational development and guided self-discovery to optimize what your organization already does well, and to define the road ahead for accomplishing desired results.

Shackleton Group uses multiple models, tools, and facilitation techniques that have been developed, improved and time-tested. These include but are not limited to:

  • Developing organizational Philosophy, Vision, Mission, Strategy
  • Developing Mission Oriented Tasks and Structure
  • Developing an executable strategy for accomplishing goals
  • Executive Leadership Training and Coaching

Additionally, we can provide facilitation for: Organizational Alignment, Issue Mitigation, Rapid Response Planning, and Strategic Planning & Alignment.

Process Improvement

Creating tools that optimize organizational strategy.


Shackleton Group uses proven models and practices to assess an organization’s strategy, structure, and behavior. Relying on your organization’s resident expertise as well as base lining critical processes helps facilitate the establishment of a Quality Management System that drives desired results. Tactics like the Interactive engagement of key organizational members or addressing and mitigating organizational challenges ensures credibility within the workforce. Issues like personnel turnover, structure, and change management are simplified once standardized processes are developed and implemented within this system.

Shackleton Group uses multiple tools, processes and products that have been developed, improved and time-tested.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Process Mapping
  • High Performance Integration
  • Team Charters
  • Standing/Standard Operating Procedures
  • Quality Management Systems Library (QMSL)
  • Metrics Development

Most importantly, our consultants will tailor our approach and these tools to your environment and develop new tools and processes to meet your specific needs.

Shackleton Group offers its clients a non-prescriptive approach to navigating change that can modify the very culture of your organization. We will help you develop an environment where high performance flourishes and employees excel because they are the architects of their own solutions. Shackleton Group will collaborate with your team and provide the tools necessary to harness the single most competitive advantage in the marketplace today: the focused, collective power of your people.

Systems Acquisition

Navigating the complex waters.

Shackleton Group was founded in response to a need, in both the government and commercial market places, for individuals with experience and foresight in systems acquisition. Plotting a course through the acquisitions maze in government and commercial arenas can be frustrating to organizations that may have little understanding of these systems. We will accelerate the capabilities of your organization by leveraging our own knowledge and experience in this field, and providing invaluable consulting at the executive, operational and program levels of your organization. We can help guide your company from strategic planning through programmatic planning and concept development. Our approach is not about having the answer at your fingertips, rather it is about knowing the challenging waters of commercial and government acquisitions and navigating our clients to the solution. Shackleton Group senior consultants have decades of combined experience in the military, defense and industry acquisition components. Their skills range from those of officers and program managers, to acquisition consultants and defense industry contractors.

Products and Services

Shackleton Group will tailor the products and services to your organization’s need ranging from full program/project management consulting to short-term, specific analyses as required.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Training System Analysis (TSA)
  • Training System Alternatives Report (TSAR)
  • Training System Functional Description
  • Acquisition Strategy Development
  • Program/Project Management Consulting
  • Return on Investment (ROI) Analysis
  • Acquisition Package Development
  • Independent Government Cost Estimates

At Shackleton Group we have captured the processes, technology, and teaming relationships necessary for training system design that can fill the government and commercial needs of a rapidly growing market space. The experienced gained in this environment and the relationships developed have allowed us to develop a new concept in training system development that can revolutionize simulation acquisition for military clients. This concept is fully transferable to foreign military clients and has the potential to significantly impact how simulators are developed for all of commercial aviation.

We have assembled a team that can export our training system design and development knowledge to a wide variety of global markets. We can reduce aviation cost and simultaneously increase operational capabilities through the use of our approach to training system development.