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"Taylor Consulting Services, LLC assisted our Department’s Bureau of Research and Evaluation to design a new review and publication process for an electronic journal we have been publishing for over 40 years. With Alycia’s shepherding, the journal has a new purpose, and staff are energized and re-committed to developing a high quality product for Ohio’s behavioral health community. Taylor Consulting was professional and very nice to work with."
"As a member of LeanOhio’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, Alycia’s work impressed me on multiple levels. One of Alycia’s strengths is that she really listens to the customer and is very patient when diagnosing ways to improve processes. She is not only smart and hard-working, but resourceful, focused, and truly responsive to others. I have no doubt that Alycia would excel in whatever endeavor and believe she would be an asset to any project.
"Thank you for putting your Lean Six Sigma skills to work and helping to make key processes in state government simpler, faster, better, and less costly."
"Given her role as an Entrepreneur-in-Resident for the State of Ohio, Ms. Taylor worked with me to review efficiency strategies utilized by Ohio public higher education institutions and determine best practices. Ms. Taylor was instrumental in evaluating strategies and determining which practices were most useful and which strategies needed further clarification. She is thoughtful and passionate, and I appreciate her commitment to the field of higher education."
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State legislature requires that all educational entities serving preschools and school age care programs whether public, private or community schools are monitored and evaluated annually to ensure compliance with state regulations. In 2014, Taylor Consulting Services, LLC was contracted by the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Early Learning and School Readiness (OELSR) to assist with this evaluation. Taylor Consulting Services, LLC has been conducting un-announced site visits to educational entities within 22 counties in Southeast, Northeast, Central and Northwest Ohio.
Prior to the onsite review, it is necessary to conduct a review of the school information sheet provided by OELSR to complete necessary pre-site visit paperwork. Next, logistics must be considered due to the nature of the visit. We must review the school website and contact school staff anonymously to determine non-session days. Additionally, sites that are located in the same vicinity are grouped together in order to plan an efficient schedule of visits. Upon arrival, Alycia Taylor meets with school personnel such as key building staff, principals, special education director, pupil services director, early childhood educators, board office staff, human services dept. and community members. The key personnel are instrumental in pulling all staff files directly related to the program and a minimum of 10 or 10% of student files for verification of necessary documents. Additionally, we review fire inspections, inspection of health services, communicable diseases and first aid policies as well as the ratio of students to staff members. More so, we conduct a walk thru of the building and grounds in order to assess safety. All information gathered is then compiled into a compliance report which is then submitted to OELSR.
While we are onsite we provide technical assistance in the areas of documentation, safety, health procedures and professional development. Additionally, sites that receive a noncompliance are provided resources and are coached on ways to improve their compliance status for the next year. Noncompliant sites are to provide a Corrective Action Plan that is to be reviewed by our organization and we provide guidance, technical assistance and approval or disapproval of the Corrective Action Plan (CAP).
As a consultant for The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Alycia co-facilitated a Lean process (Six Sigma) by reviewing their e-journal publication. In addition, staff members were trained on Lean techniques and how to recognize the signs of waste and improve efficiency. Originally, their e-journal publication process took between 18 to 24 months; however, as a result of TCS, their new more efficient process will only take less than 5 months.
(in conjunction with LEANOhio)
This organizational measuring tool was designed to align outside partner resources that directly reflect the mission and goals of Ohio Leadership Advisory Council, OLAC. The tool allowed a vetting process for outside vendors to demonstrate how their resources, capabilities, and services might be beneficial to the OLAC community. The tool was utilized as a guide for the OLAC review team regarding whether or not to include that outside company as a partner link to their website.
As a consultant for the International Soap Box Derby (ISBD), we provided general grant writing services including research, identifying potential grants, preparing submissions and other services as needed. Through the execution of successful grant proposals, we were able to maintain their current funding, thereby enabling them to continue their current work within the community. Additionally, we reviewed their current programs and provided improvement suggestions and input into their program evaluation methods.
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As an entrepreneur in residence for the LEANOhio office, our president provided insight into the reporting process for the Department of Higher Education. Alycia was called upon to review and analyze institutional data in regards to efficiency and accountability. As a consultant for The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Alycia co-facilitated a Lean process (Six Sigma) by reviewing their e-journal publication. In addition, staff members were trained on Lean techniques and how to recognize the signs of waste and improve efficiency. Originally, their e-journal publication process took between 18 to 24 months; however, as a result of TCS, their new more efficient process will take less than 5 months.
As entrepreneurs in residence for the LEANOhio office, we provided insight into the reporting process for the Department of Higher Education. To this end, we reviewed and analyzed institutional data in regards to efficiency and accountability.
(in conjunction with LEANOhio)