Using an independent facilitator to run your meeting means that you can be free to participate. You can focus on the topic at hand without being worried about keeping the meeting on track, managing different participants or being unfairly judged as having too much influence or bias on the process.
Using an independent facilitator also ensures that:
- You have a process design that identifies a clear purpose and outcomes
- All participants have the opportunity to contribute
- Your assumptions are ‘tested’ through having the situation viewed from a ‘fresh perspective’
Recent experience in meeting facilitation
Australian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council (AFAC)
AFAC National Knowledge Network Forum – Information sharing and network development forum to improve research utilisation within Australian and New Zealand fire and emergency services.
Australian Wine Research Institute
Regional Program Planning Workshop. Industry workshop to identify research and development priorities for the Western Australia wine industry.
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Value Chain Planning Workshop. State-wide workshop to develop a grass-fed beef product value chain pilot for Western Australia.
Main Roads WA
Environment Priorities Workshop – Team workshop to identify environment objectives, targets and indicators for the Environment Branch, aligned with their EMS obligations.
Undertaking strategic planning provides you and your team with the time and space to consider ‘why’ you’re doing what you’re doing. Then consider ‘what’s possible’ and identify how you’ll make it happen. Importantly – as my colleague, Bevan Bessen, says – it’s all about transformation.
When undertaking strategic planning, we’ll help you to:
- Gain clarity and agreement on what you’re really aiming to achieve and the legacy you want to leave
- Test the assumptions about your current situation and the key influencers of this
- Gain clarity on the BIG challenges that you’ll need to address
- Develop a realistic and accountable pathway to achieve your goals
Practical experience in strategic planning
Mingenew Irwin Group
Review of performance using dashboard indicators. Review, update and development of objectives, strategies and tactics to guide the Board over the coming three years. Undertaken with the board of one of Australia’s most innovative farmer-led independent research and development groups.
Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal
Strategic planning workshops – held with the leadership team focusing on staff and client relationship management
Charles Sturt University (Muresk)
Review of strategic priorities; refine alignment with CSU priorities; clarify communication plan