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.
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
I started my facilitation work in 2018 by learning from 2017. I was fortunate to facilitate many sessions in 2017; all with amazing clients and colleagues. I learned from each session and participants; and in some situations, faced very challenging