Consensus Building and Meeting Facilitation

We create comfortable environments for people to discuss controversial questions, make decisions, and plan for the future. Meetings are designed and facilitated to allow individuals and groups with widely divergent viewpoints and interests to work together cohesively over the long term to achieve high-value results.

These sessions, which can range from two to several hundred participants, include:

  • Board and Leadership Strategy Sessions and Retreats/Advances
  • Strategic Visioning and Planning
  • Brainstorming and Problem Solving
  • Experiential Teambuilding
  • Leadership Development
  • Whole-System Change Management¬†

Our clients often call on us to help them address problems or business opportunities that defy ordinary conflict resolution strategies or technical fixes Рissues that go beyond gathering input into the realm of multi-stakeholder collaboration.  We partner with clients to help them work toward meaningful involvement on the creation of shared vision and goals and/or the development of sustainable responses to seemingly intractable problems.

Benefits to clients include:

  • Everyone involved can participate fully and comfortably;
  • Mutual understanding of multiple perspectives is achieved;
  • Common ground is established;
  • Creative energy and enthusiasm are unleashed;
  • Shared direction, priorities, and commitment are strengthened; and
  • The organization or group is positioned to achieve significant results.

It is not necessarily easy to bring together people with divergent perspectives and viewpoints. It can be even harder to keep them on board and committed to building more positive responses to complex issues. There is the need for this kind of leadership now more than ever.