Choose us because you're about "making a lasting difference"
We recognize that you exist to make a difference, and that you want partners who will help you achieve that goal.
To describe why you should choose us, letís begin by saying what we aren't. Weíre not a typical service delivery organization. We don't follow tired recipes
for solving problems and creating learning environments. We donít have staff who use the same processes and formulas, no matter who you are.
You expect more and you deserve more. While we help you succeed in your mission, we keep the big picture in mind so that your success will be built
around both internal and external dynamics. We bring a perspective that understands the context within which you operate.
The GTS perspective we bring to you involves:
- Meeting current and future educational needs of those who provide services to Minnesota citizens and communities
- Facilitating intergovernmental and multi-sector approaches to improving service delivery, building community, and solving problems; and
- Collaborating with key stakeholders to help local public sector and non-profit leaders make a positive difference in their community's quality of
life through informed decision making and effective implementation
The "top ten" reasons to select GTS
We could name more, but here are 10 reasons to make GTS your easy and best choice:
Largest independent provider
Go with the one that is most used! GTS is the largest independent provider of public and non-profit educational event services, with a 34-year history of serving
public and nonprofit community organizations.
In todayís environment, where every dollar matters, go with the budget conscious organization. Unlike private trainers or training companies, GTS is a non-profit organization with
the goal of providing cost-effective training. As a non-profit, we understand the fiscal pressures and realities of our government and non-profit clients.
Choose experience. GTS has a proven track record as a consulting and educational events organization for government and non-profit entities that extends for 34 years.
GTS has successfully transitioned from state government support to an independent non-profit. Its key staff and leadership have strong reputations and credentials for
their knowledge of consulting and education, understanding of the government and non-profit world, and connections to resources such as speakers and trainers.
No matter what your needs, you're a fit with GTS. GTS offers the full range of services, from strategy to planning and management of events. This range of services
allows GTS to customize its services to your needs.
Work with the "A" team. Staff members have expertise and skills in program development, management, marketing including desktop publishing and website development,
financial management, and registration management. Many are cross-trained. Our staff are why GTS has earned high marks from customers as flexible, responsive and
competent in delivering on its promises.
Accessibility and value
A key advantage of GTS is its small size (yet highly qualified staff). GTS is a boutique shop, where you can expect to work directly with senior staff and get the
attention and focus and long-term relationship that larger educational consultants and planners cannot offer for a comparable price.
One-stop, full service
GTS serves public, non-profit and educational institutions with a full range of consulting and event planning services, depending on their need. These services range
from identifying needs, creating the educational event, handling attendance, collecting fees, selecting speakers, logistics, delivering the content or enhancing
existing events so they are more efficient in accomplishing strategic goals, and evaluating results.
Connected to community leadership
GTS has hundreds of relationships with key public policy and community thought leaders. The organization has evaluated the skills of these presenters and can offer
these resources to clients.
A long-term perspective
We take the short and long-term view. The focus of GTS is two-fold. First, we help public and non-profit organizations identify and assess education needs and deliver
the education in a cost-effective manner. Second, we offer a plan for continuous quality improvement.
GTS is a non-profit. We understand non-profit and public entities
and we are philosophically aligned with the people you serve.