KITE is a global consulting firm specialized in supporting leaders and leadership teams within the humanitarian and development space.
To elevate the practice and discourse of team leadership within organizations responsible for promoting peace, equity, and sustainable development in the world.
KITE’s team of seasoned practitioners applies a well-validated approach that is both firmly grounded in the most extensive and coherent body of research on team effectiveness, and closely attuned to the unique needs of each team.
KITE’s approach to the team development process advances through three distinct phases:
During this initial phase, KITE assesses the degree to which the essential internal and external conditions for team effectiveness are present within the team and supports the team leader in identifying the most impactful interventions.
The second phase consists of 1-2 day in-person team event referred to as the launch. The launch is designed to provide the team with a framework to evaluate its design - its structural interdependence, its clarity of purpose and its internal capacity - and determine the most pressing and compelling areas for development.
The final phase of the work is designed to sustain the momentum of the launch and support the development and unfolding of the team over time.
1:1 Executive coaching, peer coaching (small groups) and follow up coaching with teams are all offerings that the KITE team can provide, in several languages, in the majority of time zones.
Several of KITE's team members have a deep background in adult learning, training, and learning design. KITE can help support the development of other leadership offerings in your portfolio, upon request.
Through a relationship with Wisdom Capture, KITE can work with your organization to interview top leadership, with a particular focus to those who have gone through the team coaching process, to capture insights, lessons learned, and experiences gained through each leader's journey. Short, powerful videos allow your staff (and teams) around the world to learn more about your individual leaders, and deepen an understanding of effective teaming. These can also be impactful learning supports in management and leadership development offerings.
I would like to take the opportunity to warmly thank you again for your skillful and impactful coaching, now the key is for us to keep the momentum going and to bring about the needed changes!
I was very happy with our coach’s facilitation and overall the two days was a very worthwhile investment of time and effort.
I'm very pleased with the team building events of last week, especially your strong professional skills, appropriate packages and successful steering. You've renewed us into a greater team of positive energy as both management and overall division. Please remain in touch with us as our team coach and cherished member of xxx.
I wanted an exceptional team coach to help make my team exceptional...through the process, the team was elevated to a whole new level of cooperation, competency and commitment.
You found us as a group that enjoyed working with each other, treated each other generally well, and had a variety of strengths and helped build us into a truly bonded team with a sense of mission, direction, optimism, and deep care for each other.
...we’ve gone a long way to building our bond as a team, learning to develop a shared vision and goal, and improving on clear communication and honest asks with one another.
We gained traction from the first connection session.... and they did appreciate the methodology and approach, taking us through a series of activities that led us to a better grounding of who we are as a team, getting to know each other better and also understanding our compelling purpose and why we are commissioned as a team.
The KITE team is unique in its depth of experience in the areas of leadership development, coaching and learning design, with a deep commitment to, and understanding of, the international development and humanitarian community, including the United Nations System, Foundations, and NGOs. KITE is an advocate for and believer in the imperative for diversity. Our team was carefully assembled to bring a multicultural, multi-skilled and geographically diverse group of practitioners with extensive global experience.
KITE is proud to partner with the following organizations:
United Nations Fund For Population Activities (UNFPA)
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
United Nations System Staff College (UNSCC)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
End Violence Against Children (EVAC)
The Global Fund for Women
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
The Humanitarian Open Street Map Team
The Nature Conservancy
InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Human Rights Watch
World Food Programme (WFP)
If you'd like to work with KITE, contact us on the form below.