About Our Services....
At MakPro Services, we believe
communication is important! In fact,
everything we do revolves around communicating with
others, or working to help others communicate.
That is exactly why, MakPro Services provides a variety of services, all with
a central theme of "communicating". Whether
it's assisting groups in communicating to resolve
issues and make decisions, or communicating to
provide or receive information for construction, we've gotten pretty good at
making it happen!
Project Partnering - Our
partnering sessions revolve around the project. Why waste valuable
project time finding out your leadership style, when you can discuss what
brought you together in the first place - the project! A novel idea, but
it works - since project-based issues are being discussed, this approach
usually reduces the length of the pre-construction meeting, and promotes the
Public Involvement - Public
involvement differs from public outreach from the perspective that public
involvement seeks to "involve" the community in decisions and discussions
regarding a topic, such as a project in design, or a plan for the future.
Public outreach simply provides information to educate or inform the
community. Public involvement requires a project team that is dedicated
to the notion that they will have to take the time to educate stakeholders to
help them understand the different aspects of project development. It
also requires a stakeholder group that is dedicated to the process, available
to make time to learn about the project and help resolve project issues.
This process may sound daunting, but it can yield big dividends when it comes
to project construction and completion. MakPro
Services has taken the lead on many public involvement projects. Our
company is known for building a rapport with the community, and is very good
at working between the project team and community to understand the issues and
the project components, and assembling stakeholder groups dedicated to the
Meeting Facilitation - Meeting facilitation isn't only about having
someone else manage your meeting, it also allows everyone to fully
participate. Have you ever been in charge of a meeting and the whole
time you were so concerned you needed to hear everyone's perspective, that you
couldn't fully participate yourself? Or have you ever attended a meeting
and felt there was little preparation before the meeting and no resolution at
the end of the meeting? Those are both great reasons to have a
facilitator. A facilitator offers a neutral perspective in managing the
meeting and allows all attendees to fully participate. In addition, a
facilitator will help in planning for your meeting, establishing an agenda and
ensuring discussions are brought to resolution. You can't ask for more
Construction Information and Public Outreach
- One of the most important aspects of
any major project is communicating with the community - keeping them informed
and aware of upcoming construction that may impact where they work and play.
Services uses a variety of
methods to develop communication channels with key business and residential
stakeholders, and potentially affected interests. These are detailed below,
and include neighborhood meetings, open houses, project newsletters and
updates, project websites, and telephone hotlines for immediate information.
By informing and educating the community early on in the project, they will
know what to expect during construction, and are usually more understanding,
and even supportive, during project construction.