Barb specialize in the following service areas: Group and process facilitation, strategic and organizational planning, community development and community engagement, training, public participation, team building, research and writing, research and consultation about leisure, culture, and recreation.
Speaking and listening in dialogue Guest blogger Chris Pedersen The writing’s on the wall…a reflection on on speaking and listening in dialogue vs. debate Last week, two innocuous events occurred. First, I walked into a wall. Second, I
Guest blogger Chris Pedersen and strongly endorsed by Barb Pedersen Trust the group and embrace the moments of silence in a facilitation session. An important aspect of a facilitator’s work can often be the most awkward. I have seen the
Fret the small stuff. Create an inclusive, equality based, and productive environment for conversation! The questions in facilitation are important as they are at the core of our practice. They initiate conversations and propel participants towards a decision—and once asked,
What do you do as a facilitator when a workshop or meeting group says “NO” to small group discussions? Recently, I facilitated two sessions in which participants strongly voiced their preference to discuss all topics in one large (plenary) group