Professional facilitation is the skill that makes crucial meetings and retreats effective and efficient. An expert facilitator manages meeting dynamics and guides the intellectual processes by providing discipline, structure, and focus. The result: high participant involvement, group consensus, and a superior outcome.
Clients sometimes seek professional, objective facilitation, without the insertion of the consultant’s own point of view, or research and recommendations. Examples include:
Project Planning Meetings
Sample Case Engagements
Design, develop, and conduct a three-day workshop, “Business Acumen and Strategy,” for corporate managers and directors, for the Executive Development arm of the University of Wisconsin. Ongoing: conduct this workshop three times/year in Madison, WI.
Manage a group decision-making process for the senior management team of a $2 billion + consumer products company. Generate as an outcome a high-consensus decision regarding a proposed integration plan for a $700 million acquisition
Facilitate a series of meetings over several months between line and staff executives of a financial services company. Help them develop a mutually agreed project plan for the reorganization and downsizing of the company (reduction of 3,800 employees)
The nine-member volunteer board of a small non-profit organization was split on a central question of direction and capital allocation. At issue was the potential for expansion/improvements of services with the raising and investment of $10 million versus the strategy of contraction, tighter focus, status quo, and limiting investment to under $2 million. We facilitated the analysis, debate, and decision-making process by the Board’s Planning Committee to reach a decision favoring the “Expansion/Improvement” strategy. In the 7 years that followed, the organization has maxed out its membership and continues to flourish.