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.
It happens more than we would like in facilitation. A staff team or a board of directors set a strategic planning session and then, for valid reasons, many key members cannot attend. I recently facilitated two strategic planning sessions
The physical space of facilitation and dialogue is important. Co-written by Barb Pedersen and Chris Pedersen Chris: I recently attended a one day conference in Montreal atop a prestigious hotel downtown. The entire top floor of the hotel has been
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