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Facilitator for Planning Meetings & Retreats

The 3 most important reasons to use an external

facilitator for planning & strategy meetings

1. Independence – no real or perceived axe to grind.

2. Managing personalities – keeping to the point and cutting off red herrings before they become sharks and making sure everyone has an equal voice.

3. Engagement – guiding 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.