What is our Style?

We interactively assess your group situation, design and optionally lead specific events to move your group forward. Some general themes that may be applicable to your organization include:

  • Assess your group's level of development (maturity)
  • Create (Record) the story of your organization's history
  • Create decision criteria lists from diverse stakeholder groups
  • Create concrete and actionable strategic plans
  • Move from fixed, conflicting positions to common understanding


Highly Structured Group Methods:

Technology of Participation™

ToP™ is a proven facilitation process that enables genuine group dialogue on planning and development. ToP methods are recognized for:

  • Establishing an open and creative atmosphere
  • Ensuring effective participation
  • Honouring the perspective of all participants
  • Bringing out and recognizing the different perspectives in a group
  • Resolving disputes and forming genuine consensus
  • Maintaining focus, balance and purpose
  • Getting positive results

Using ToP™, we engage, empower, motivate and mobilize creativity from your staff, volunteers and members. Your group will move quickly to create genuine, lasting change. By tailoring programs to your specific needs you will get:

  • Action - specific plans, strategies and solutions
  • Commitment - the ability to implement decisions
  • Innovation - a greater portfolio of ideas to draw from
  • Understanding - a common framework for decision making and problem solving.
  • Initiative - increased individual responsibility


Low (Loosely) Structured Group Methods:

Using precision language techniques, we can help your group during regular and special business meetings reflect on their language and the underlying assumptions. This raises awareness of unacknowledged assumptions (high-level inferences) and leaps in logic. We help you focus on the real issues and honest communication.

What would your group be like if you had more fierce (honest or robust) conversations?

Consider this question; "What topic are you hoping I won't bring up?"

Here is a nice description of why we can sometimes see the same presentation and come to different
conclusions - because sometimes we miss an important piece of information in a conversation.

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