Organizations are systems that are greater than the sum of their parts and each has its own particular development and evolution. All the parts of the system have a piece of wisdom of the greater whole, and together it benefits the system to hear all perspectives and for all perspectives to be conscious of the whole.
Do you need a facilitator for a staff retreat, board meeting, group visioning or other kind of gathering in which you want everyone to be able to participate fully?
Between teaching, conducting workshops, being a board member on many boards I have ample experience working with groups, reaching their goals, and/or being clear what specific steps are next.
I use humor and am familiar with many techniques that help a group:
- Move through challenging conversations
- Draw upon the gifts of the participating individuals
- Surface the future direction of an organization
I use a variety of tools drawn from the fields of organizational development, group process, diversity training, intercultural communication, sociometry, applied theater and creativity coaching.
Your organization may be stuck, ready for new board members and new donors. It may need a new strategic plan, visioning, or priority clarification. Your organization may want to re-affirm its values, figure out next steps, or just air a challenging issue where all members wish to be present as active participants, not facilitators. I can work with you on a short term or long term basis depending on your specific needs.
I can help your organization with:
- Fundraising training
- Mediation and conflict resolution
- Bringing to light difficult issues involving class and race
- Surfacing different points of view
- Networking/coalition building