Need help running productive yet fun retreats and meetings? Hoping to train your staff or board? We provide facilitation and training, customized to your needs.
Whether it’s running a board retreat, facilitating a community meeting, or leading collaborative meetings, we’ve got you covered. Our approach begins with cooperative agenda design. We use a wide variety of tools including brainstorming, creative visioning, storytelling, structured decision-making, active listening, participatory action planning, and chocolate (yes, candy helps!)
With a background in adult learning and instructional design, we deliver board and staff training fit to your organization. Choose from a list of Board Development or Fundraising topics, or let us know what you’d like to learn.
A local government was doing great work, but every community meeting they hosted left both the City and residents frustrated and without a way forward. We worked with the City to understand its development goals, and with the community to understand their perspectives. Then, we designed a series of events to help both sides express their needs and plan to work together. One participant said of the process: “That was the first time I felt listened to in 5 years. Finally, I think we have a plan for what’s next.”
We work with organizations of all sizes, from grassroots community groups to state-wide government agencies.