When most people hear the term “think tank” their brains most likely goes to large corporations, secret research layers… or just anywhere in Washington D.C. In other words, not necessarily the Tampa Bay Area.

But as it turns out, this very same kind of strategic planning group is right here in Clearwater, thanks to Collaborative Labs at St Petersburg College: a cutting-edge program that specializes in designing and executing strategic-planning sessions as well as facilitating organizational problem solving.

The best part? Collaborative Labs at St Petersburg College is both useful and accessible to established medium to large businesses and corporations; this for-profit organization is also heavily responsible for helping fund many of St. Pete College’s non-profit activities.

It’s all about taking whatever the vision is to the next level.  And let’s just say, the numbers don’t lie. In the 15 years Collaborative Labs at St Petersburg College has been rolling, the team has serviced more than 2500 engagements including profit, nonprofit, government and municipalities.

“We just hosted a function for Suncoast HR for their annual expo where we showcased some of our services such as visual illustration and polling technology that helped the non-profit to get some real time feedback from the audience to improve the services they are providing their members,” continues Hill.

“We also hosted a three part session to help Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and Pasco merge into one organization through team building and strategic planning and also recently participated in the Florida Philanthropic Network’s annual Summit for which we facilitated two breakout sessions.”

Here’s how it works: When you partner with Collaborative Labs at St Petersburg College, you gain access to SPC’s state-of-the-art facility complete with everything from touch screen LED monitors and exclusive software that allows everyone to work in collaborate in real time; quite literally bringing new ideas to the table.  You also gain access to an all-star team with a wealth of expertise in strategic planning, collaborative problem solving and creative business solutions; from there, they will facilitate meetings that empower stakeholders to reach consensus, unify shared visions and work together toward a common goal.

Collaborative Labs at St Petersburg College even has an mobile program that travels the country helping start-ups, municipalities, nonprofits, and major corporations.

Move over think tanks. This is the real deal.

Visit CollaborativeLabs.com to get started today.