Expert Meeting Facilitation
Get out of the rut of the same old convos
Even the most collegial teams and boards can find their conversations and meetings going stale. Even the most functional groups find themselves rehashing the same territory without coming close to decision at the end of--yet another!-- meeting. As facilitators, we approach every client scenario with fresh eyes. We are an neutral party. And our presence ensures even your senior leaders can participate.
We have facilitated staff, board and stakeholder meetings with a variety of aims that included:
Get on the same page
Build team spirit or connections
Brainstorm new ideas, policies, or programs
Identify a path forward after an impasse
Establish Guiding Principles for a team's healthy work together
Engage the public and various stakeholders
Contact us to discuss your meeting needs. Once we understand your unique situation and aims, we'll present you with a no-obligation proposed work plan that can help you reach your goals in record time.
Engaging & Renewing Retreats
Turn away-meetings into intimate gatherings that build community
We love the energy and community that board and staff retreats bring. Not only are they often in beautiful settings away from the usual day-to-day grind, they provide an opportunity to shake up the usual meeting formats. We love getting creative with how our clients share and analyze information. Out with boring presentations and in with panels, polls, and people-centred discussion formats.
Our facilitators' past lives as journalists and writers have honed our interview and moderation skills. We can help you deliver a side of entertainment with the important information or context setting. Because, let's be honest, retreats are not just about dealing with what's on the agenda. They're gatherings where your most important resource--your people!--build team, reset and find joy in the people with whom they'll share the work ahead.