A skilled facilitator often makes the difference between a group spinning its wheels and getting somewhere. Most organizations have learned that an outside facilitator brings skills and perspective that add greatly to their success in strategic planning, new program implementation, and organizational change efforts.
We offer a wide range of facilitation techniques appropriate to issue identification, priority setting, and decision-making in a variety of situations. Our facilitation expertise includes proven methods and tools, such as:
- Appreciative Inquiry – redesigning work approaches by understanding and replicating processes that have worked
- SWOT Analysis – strategic planning using a "strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats" format
- Open Space Technology – a participant-directed, large group discussion and decision-making technique
While we take facilitation seriously, we also know that humor and fun play key roles in getting things done. Retreats and other types of meetings should be enjoyable experiences so we find creative ways to keep people engaged. We also recognize that every facilitation situation is different. We work closely with each client to identify the facilitation approach that will work best for them.