Our core methodologies draw from a variety of facilitation methods and approaches (for example, ICA's Technology of Participation, Action Learning, Systems Thinking, World Café’, Open Space Technology, Immunity to Change, Unlearning and more),to harness the power of collaboration and create fundamental organizational change for our clients.
We are trained and experienced in current collaborative training and facilitation techniques but we are not married to one methodology. We have enough experience in the trenches to know the value of using whatever works given the conditions—and the ability to shift gears when needed.
We build capacity. And believe that insights into the work of teams and organizations reside in moment of tension. We mine the creative power of conflict and leverage differences to ensure results people can live with.
Whether you need to develop a solution, envision the future, analyze a situation, or draft a plan of action, with us you will experience a time-tested, effective and amazingly simple power of conversation to get you there.
If you have a need to enhance meeting effectiveness, increase your ability to see into the future or foster a clear sense of direction and alignment in your organization, our expert facilitators will help your group identify its desired outcome, stay on track, check for understanding, ensure productive conversations and create a spirit of collaboration, support and encouragement. By creating a safe and trusting environment, we can support team members in sharing their thoughts and feelings and in engaging others in responsible and effective ways.
The World Café is an innovative yet simple methodology for hosting conversations about questions that matter. These conversations link and build on each other as people move between groups, cross-pollinate ideas, and discover new insights into the questions or issues that are most important in their life, work, or community. As a process, the World Café can evoke and make visible the collective intelligence of any group, thus increasing people’s capacity for effective action in pursuit of common aims.
We can help you host your World Café sessions to harness the power of conversation of your work community. When you are seeking creative ways to foster authentic dialogue in which the goal is thinking together and creating actionable knowledge, look no further and get ready to be surprised!