Facilitator for Planning Meetings & Retreats

The 3 most important reasons to use an external facilitator for planning & strategy meetings

  1. Independenceno real or perceived axe to grind.
  2. Managing personalitieskeeping to the point and cutting off red herrings before they become sharks and making sure everyone has an equal voice.
  3. Engagementguiding conversations to unlock additional value that may otherwise stay hidden.

Examples of facilitation services I provide:

  • Strategic planning retreats
  • Idea generation meetings & retreats
  • Professional development retreats
  • Staff/executive/management retreats
  • Problem solving meetings
  • Personal development retreats

My philosophy for facilitation is that it is your meeting, not mine.  If I am successful, as I usually am, then I become almost invisible as I guide you towards your desired outcome.

I inject the processes that generate ideas and bring out the wisdom, experience, awareness and knowledge of the people attending. I only inject content when it adds value for re-framing, or considering other possibilities.

You are the experts at the content and issues. I am the expert at drawing it out in a meaningful way.

I have no axe to grind and so I don’t lead in any particular direction – you decide that.

Email David if you’d like to discuss him facilitating your event.