I can design and/or facilitate your meeting or event
(If you would rather learn how to do this yourself, see Improving Results)
Meeting preparation Together, we will clarify the purpose of the meeting, create a strong agenda, set expectations for participants' preparations, and work through challenges you may have.
Meeting facilitation I can manage the process of a meeting, workshop or training event so you can focus on the content.* This includes both internal and external meetings and events. I will help the group establish operating agreements. Please note: Because I'm holding the big picture, I won't take minutes too; if you want a record of the meeting, please find a person who takes good notes.
Meeting follow-up I will debrief your meeting with you afterward, using the integral model for facilitation. This ensures your next meeting or event works even better for you and your group.
* An experienced facilitator can manage a meeting's process and help your group without being an expert in your subject matter. However, if knowledge of a subject is important to you, I can offer:
broad understanding of environmental science, public health, sustainability and emergency preparedness
deep knowledge of waste management, waste reduction and medical waste
extensive experience in government (environmental protection) and non-profits (scouting, support groups, cooperative housing and faith-based communities, among others)
transformative experience with life situations including single parenting, ADD, relatives with mental illness, divorce, aging parents, death of a child, moving/starting over, changing careers, and starting a business