Using an independent professional facilitator to run your meeting means that you're free to fully 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 on the process.
Using an independent professional 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 Bureau of Agricultural And Resource Economics And Sciences
National Workshop. Online workshop to create an Australia-wide picture of the environmental impacts of established vertebrate pests and weeds.
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Regional Drought Resilience Planning. Technical Working Group and regional pilot workshops to identify project priorities for the Regional Drought Resilience Program.
Department of Training and Workforce Development
Organisational Priorities. Identification of organisational priorities and strategies for improvement. Internal directorate-focused workshops across the agency.
Internal Process Planning. Workshop to develop agreed and consistent procedures for designs, drawings and reports prior to issue to clients.
Mid Western Regional Council
Community Disaster Preparedness. Community workshops across the Mid-Western region of NSW to help local communities to prepare for flooding and fire events.
Business Strategy. Business strategy workshops to fine-tune and update the business strategy in context of learnings over the last two years and changes in the business structure.
National Planning Workshops. Project Team and Advisory Group workshops to clarify roles and identify options to increase the effectiveness and value of the WeedSmart program.
Strategic planning facilitation
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
Recent strategic planning processes include workshops with:
- Rural Clinical School of WA
- South Metropolitan Health Service
- Southern Rangelands Pastoral Alliance
- University of WA Medical School
- WA Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry