Helping groups achieve their goals
I provide facilitation services to groups, supporting them through planning, decision-making, brainstorming, consultation or visioning meetings. Together, we clarify the purpose of why they’re meeting and where they want to get to, and then I craft an agenda to suit. I draw upon processes and activities to include everyone in the room and help people find innovative solutions together. I’m a neutral guide along the way, incorporating individual and group work to help groups and organizations achieve their purpose – and keep everyone energized to get there!
I facilitated a strategic planning day for Mount St. Mary Hospital with approximately 20 people in attendance: staff, volunteers and other organizational stakeholders. I met with key individuals from the organization in advance of the session and planned an interactive agenda that would lead them to their goal, which was to gather opinions and ideas from the group to inform the creation of their next three-year strategic plan.
“I have had the great pleasure of co-facilitating and co-creating learning opportunities with Beth, both online and face-to-face. She is a dream to work with: ever organized, passionate, creative and collaborative. In facilitation, Beth is timely, insightful and truly lets participants lead and share their expertise – an indicator of a highly skilled facilitator and educator. Beth uses her curiosity and passion for learning and listening in everything she does.”
– Leanna Hill, Consultant –
I was hired by Open School BC to facilitate a two-day session with a group of high school teachers to plan curriculum changes related to BC’s work on righting Chinese Historical Wrongs. The event paved the way forward for the teachers and Open School BC to produce curriculum supplements for two different grade levels, and create an interactive web-based educational resource.
“I’ve had the very good fortune to work with Beth on several projects and I am always looking forward to more. Beth supported the Leadership Victoria core program committee by facilitating our one-day planning retreat. We had a huge, bold, challenging set of “hopes” for the day and Beth helped to design an agenda which was both realistic and productive. Our group was going through cultural change and Beth facilitated this with tact and kindness. She kept us optimistic when it felt like we were really in the wilderness, and by the end of the day we had a huge round of “thumbs-up” at our check-out.”
– Susan Low, Executive Director, Leadership Victoria –
Providence Health Care hired me to facilitate a one-day planning session with their Volunteer Services team during which they would create a workplan for the next year and strategic plan ideas for the following two years. I supported the team of approximately eight people to engage in creative and practical visioning and come up with action items to help them meet their goals.
“Beth helped me plan, organize and deliver a two-day instructional design planning session for a high-profile project with multiple stakeholders. Her careful planning, great activity ideas, and ability to adapt quickly in the face of a changing agenda made the session run smoothly and kept participants engaged. I loved the experience of co-planning with Beth and look forward to working with her again!”
– Jennifer Riddel, Educational Project Manager, Open School BC, Ministry of Education –