We help organizations nurture their talent and drive innovation
We developed a suite of Innovation & Talent Management Services to build and sustain healthy, high-performing organizations with engaged, innovative people. The benefit of these services is that they are designed to be embedded into an organization’s human resources and talent management processes for enduring use, even beyond the Parallax-customer relationship itself. Our Innovation & Talent Management Services goals include helping organizations create innovative and positive corporate cultures that start from the hiring process, building an inclusive innovation climate, and optimizing a client’s current and future talent strategies.
Parallax’s Innovation Service includes a full suite of innovation consulting for small businesses, minorities, and other clients who seek to leverage and integrate a culture of innovation for sustained growth and vitality. If you’re looking to enable an innovation culture, identify individual innovation strengths and preferences, and build innovation programs and processes within your organization, then this is the service for you!
Innovation Consulting – A full range of innovation consulting services, including small and minority-owned business innovation evaluations, specialized workshops focused on innovation and leadership, and group and individual coaching to support innovation initiatives in organizations.
Innovation Hub Development – We strive to stay abreast of all things related to innovation and get people connected to where they can find the most benefit, which is why we’ve partnered with state and federal government-sponsored innovation hubs – to connect academia, industry and the government on science and technology innovation initiatives.
High Performing Teams – High Performing Teams are teams, organizations, or virtual groups that assign people work based on their skillsets and the kind of innovation for which their mindsets are best suited. We collaborate with partners who are renowned in the innovation industry to help us analyze skillsets and mindsets of individuals within a team, engage teams through their innovation preferences, and build innovative team cultures.
Workshop Facilitation – Seasoned, professional, and knowledgeable facilitators guide groups through ideation, formal planning processes, informal process development, and project and programs road mapping. Our experts can get you where you want to go!
Innovation Courses – Development courses that address all aspects of innovation. We aim to have our first course – Leading Innovation - available in the fall of 2021.
Challenge Programs – Development and execution of innovative challenge programs. These programs engage participants in all aspects of a topic and/or problem and push their innovative thought boundaries to create solutions.
Our Talent Development Services include designing optimal learning solutions that align with your business’ mission and goals and drive your workforce’s professional development; consulting on how to start and run the people side of a business; personnel exchange opportunities which enable your staff to develop long-term professional relationships with other subject matter experts in industry, academia, and the government; and group and individual coaching to advance the unique qualities and talents of your workforce. If you want to learn how to advance the careers of your employees and develop new workforce competencies, this is the service for you!
Learning Strategies – Align learning agendas with overarching business missions and priorities, develop strategies to deliver optimal learning solutions, and evaluate the impact of different learning strategies.
Workforce Development – Experienced professionals evaluate workforce needs (at the individual, team, and organization levels), design effective adult learning activities and implement actionable solutions.
Small Business Consulting – Help small (including minority-owned) businesses start, run, manage, and grow their talent, innovation, and leadership.
Personnel Exchanges – Enable and facilitate effective researcher and practitioner exchanges between academia, industry, and government (particularly Federal Government) through formal agreements between parties. Includes a talent matchmaking feature.
Coaching & Tailored Solutions – Group and individual coaching to help get the most from your people. Client-focused, tailored solutions that deliver success for your unique talent development goals.
Human Capital Strategies
Parallax’s Human Capital Strategies Service include developing strategies that identify and address workforce talent and skills gaps and, therefore, help an organization achieve its talent management goals; diagnose development priorities, climate, and culture, and develop supporting frameworks to help them overcome, grow, and succeed; utilize tools and techniques to influence organizational change; and implement strategic and evaluation programs to monitor progress and impact. If you’re looking to understand your organization from the inside out and implement evidence-based plans and strategies that advance your company’s talent, this is the service for you!
Organizational Development – A holistic framework for diagnosing and building healthy organization, focused on an organization’s priorities and visions.
Change Management – Tools, techniques and processes that inform, influence, and execute change within an organization.
Strategic Planning – A full range of services that include defining an organization’s people-centric vision, mission, and goals and developing a strategic communications plan.
Culture & Climate – A unique approach to assessing, diagnosing, and improving culture and climate in an organization.
Implementation & Evaluation – A detailed, rigorous program for implementing strategies and evaluating progress.
Training & Education
Parallax’s Training & Education Services are scalable, customizable, client focused, and aim to educate an organization’s workforce and/or individuals. These services include video and web-based content about the Department of the Air Force’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs; dynamic training content for all learner types; team and collective training; and business acumen training. If you’re looking to train and educate your workforce on science and technology development opportunities in the U.S. defense ecosystem, this is the service for you!
Air Force SBIR/STTR Training on the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform – Tiered training modules based on multiple learning modalities which covers the Department of the Air Force's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These modules help small businesses learn and navigate the intricacies of the application process and are free of charge.
Dynamic Training Content – Vibrant, interactive, learner-focused, and user-friendly content on topics tailored for and of interest to government, academia, and industry communities.
Team & Collective Training – Experienced and knowledgeable staff design and deliver specialized training for teams and/or organizations.
Business Acumen Training – Expert assessments of the viability of small businesses. We assist organizations, startups and entrepreneurs become more comfortable and knowledgeable about business, which helps with navigating and surviving stressors, and with successfully launching and growing the people aspects of a business.
Contemporary & Customizable – Expert scholars and practitioners deliver state-of-the-art, customized solutions to meet the near- and long-term goals of your organization.