Our Community Facilitation program offers advising, coaching, facilitation, and training in the areas of community visioning, community dialogue, and meeting facilitation processes. Our goal is to increase the capacity of community initiatives to hold meetings and community engagement forums that are welcoming to all, participatory, and well-facilitated.

Building Participatory, Collaborative Meetings

Join Lisa Dugdale and Haywood Simmons for a Building Participatory, Collaborative Meetings workshop. We offered this workshop twice in Fall of 2017 at Community Shares’ Center for Change, and Madison Nonprofit Day. We will be offering it again in early 2018, and can offer it as an 1.5 to 2.5 hour internal training for your organization. Email us for more information about bringing this workshop to your organization.

Lisa and Haywood provided their training on collaborative meetings recently at the Center for Change. I’ve been facilitating meetings for years and found a lot of great tips and ideas to help me continue to grow in that role. I greatly appreciate both Lisa’s and Haywood’s approach which integrates mindfulness with more general pragmatic tips. I recommend this training!

-Cheri Dubiel, Executive Director, Community Shares of Wisconsin

Facilitation Support

We are available to provide assistance in planning and facilitating public events. In 2017 we provided assistance to a Memorial High School all-school read planning group, gave facilitation support to United We Stand Community Forum, provided facilitation and meeting coaching for Grey Panthers meetings, and provided one-on-one and facilitation support to a number of organizations on a confidential basis. The first hour of consultation is free, and we’ll work with you to set up affordable consultation and training services to meet your further needs.

Dialogue Circles

Please visit our Dialogue Circles page to learn more about our Dialogue Circles collaboration with the Zeidler Center.

Contact Us

If you have a project you’d like facilitation services for, please contact us, or donate to increase our ability to offer facilitation to all community initiatives who would benefit, regardless of ability to pay.

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