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.
I recently facilitated a seven-part series about nonprofit board governance and teamwork for a 12-member board of directors. The platform was Zoom, the sessions were 1½ hour each held weekly over seven weeks, and most of the participants had only
One of the advantages of the rapid immersion into online facilitation over the past three months is that I have an instant means to assess myself. Most of the participants I work with, primarily on Zoom, want a recording of
On March 5th, 2020, I facilitated my last in-person session before the reality of COVID-19 struck. It was a great session with the client saying: Thank you again for facilitating our event last Thursday. Our staff and external partners have
I love using an active listening activity in an in-person facilitated meeting, workshop, or session. Active listening is a quick, yet powerful, activity as it gives participants a way to collect their thoughts about a topic and then express them.