business planning

Using outcomes to create clarity through chaos.

“Clarity through chaos.” “We came together and found we had a common goal.”  I value this feedback from participants in two sessions I facilitated recently. Their success started when the group and I met before the session and articulated clear

“On the spot” session design

“On the spot” session design

I started with one session design and switched “on the spot” to another! I was ready to facilitate a second strategic planning session with a nonprofit board of directors when it took an unexpected turn. A few hours before the

A Warm Face in Facilitation

One of my favorite #facilitation activities which I created years ago is the “Warm Face.” Recently, I used this activity with two organizations; Wood Buffalo Regional Library and ElderCare Edmonton. Each group was developing a strategic plan. The Warm Face is a wonderful opening conversation.

A Facilitation Moment #5 – Taking a risk

I took a risk and placed participants “on the spot.” Here’s my story in Post #5 in my short series of #facilitationmoments. During the first part of a 1½ day workshop involving two organizations considering amalgamation, I noticed that two