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.
Living in the four-season climate of Canada, I really love and appreciate the hot summer weather! Life takes on a different pace; relaxation comes more naturally. With my community of Calgary, Alberta experiencing a heat wave, I am thinking about
Is eye contact always desirable when facilitating or gaining feedback? I experiment with intentionally turning my back to a group of participants to listen and learn. This approach can be extremely effective when used appropriately. Like all facilitation techniques, assess
While perusing the Internet recently, I found a wonderful quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., an American jurist. “I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the
Talk to yourself! It might be the best conversation you ever had. Talking to yourself takes on a whole new dimension when facilitating. How many internal conversations do you have going on within your head when you are facilitating? I