Facilitation & Speaking
Our approach to facilitation and speaking is about creating safe spaces for stakeholder groups, people, ideas, resources, information, and technology to “conflict” and “connect.” We identify conflict as the creative force that allows new ideas and innovations to collide and inform adaptive solutions to complex problems. We see connecting as the creative force that allows new solutions to amplify and scale for people, communities, and society. We facilitate the catalytic collision between conflict and connection.
Effective facilitation focuses on the relationships between stakeholders rather than the stakeholders themselves. We seek to broker, bridge-build, and weave across boundaries. We love exposing the unexamined interdependencies and hidden opportunities that arise as a facilitation process unfolds.
The crux of much of our facilitation and speaking work is about shifting identities and cultural norms in the context of a sustainable transition. What we do is usually a component of a long-term process. Our impact is more likely to be reflected as part of an ongoing series of micro-shifts rather than a sudden, dramatic shift.
While facilitation and speaking interweave, they differ in that facilitation is more interactive and conducive to longer sessions and the co-creation of learning (versus learning transfer).
“If you truly want to understand the world, try to change it”