Get together to develop new solutions.

You can’t do it all on your own. Deep inside, you know that change happens in when people get together around a shared purpose – but too often collaboration feels like a waste of time instead of the way to get the work done.

Facilitation and process design can help to make multi-stakeholder coalitions, networks of organizations, joint explorations with staff, board and funders thrive. Let’s find a way to get things done together.

Engaging Meetings

What we do

  • Strategy Retreats – It’s important to take time to think and connect. We design planning sessions, staff retreats and annual reviews that increase clarity and engagement across your organization.

  • Open Space and Unconferences – Bored with panel discussions? Need more interaction than just the coffee break? Dare to let your community create their own programme – and you’ll be amazed what happens.

  • Virtual Collaboration and Webinars – More and more collaboration happens online. We identify technology solutions and engagement approaches that work for your needs.

  • Process Design – Most changes take longer than a single meeting. Let’s think together how to build momentum and ownership for the change you want to feel in the world.

We are certified to the quality standards of the International Association of Facilitators and adhere to the IAF Code of Ethics.

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What we’ve done

Yes, you need a Code of Conduct.

Yes, you need a Code of Conduct.

Originally published in the IAF Global Flipchart – for facilitators, by facilitators.

“Our event is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.”

— from ConfCodeOfConduct.com

Many facilitators work with ground rules, a set of […]

Retrospectives: a cocreated toolkit

Retrospectives: a cocreated toolkit

What can facilitators learn from agile retrospectives for our own practice and debriefings? Last week, Karen Schmidt, Edith Steiner-Janesch [1] and I co-hosted a workshop on this topic during the European IAF Conference in Milan.

Retrospectives? Why, what, how?

We first introduced agile retrospectives as part of an iterative life cycle, based on the book “Agile Retrospectives” by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen.

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Participatory Strategic Planning

Participatory Strategic Planning

Participatory Strategic Planning (PSP) is a consensus-oriented process that helps an organization, network or community come together in developing a strategic approach for the next few years.

Part of the suite of processes called Technology of Participation, Participatory Strategic Planning consists of four stages:

First, the group determines their vision for the future of the organisation or community.
Second, they describe the obstacles that are preventing them from reaching their vision.
In the third stage they move on […]

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