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.
Above my office desk, I have small prints of cartoon people engaging in fun activities. These prints remind me to Facilitate … with Fun! I believe that mirth, humour, and fun are tremendously important parts of facilitation. I observe repeatedly,
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