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Meeting Facilitation and Community Engagement

Are you looking to engage your board or staff in some critical conversations? To engage community and other stakeholders as part of a planning process?

You don’t need to dread it.

JVA’s expert facilitators will work with you to design a process to make sure that voices are heard in a respectful manner, that people have fun in the process and that you get to the result you need. We know that great meetings with terrific outcomes won’t result from people sitting around with clickers while someone stands up writing notes at a flip chart. (We do have clicker technology, but think that it is best used for surveys of multiple choice questions with schoolchildren.)

Great meetings happen when people come together to converse, understand each other’s point of view and find common ground. When they can get up and move around. When they have fun doing it. But that doesn’t happen by accident. Our facilitators are trained in Technology of Participation, the Skilled Facilitator, adult education and experiential activities. We bring an array of methods so that we can structure a terrific meeting, or series of sessions, for you.

Changemaker Testimonial: Sonrisa Lucero, Office of Sustainability of the City and County of Denver

Sonrisa Lucero

“JVA provided facilitators for our roundtables and summit breakouts for last year’s Sustainable Denver Summithelped improve our model and design for the summit, and helped connect to a different audience than what we have had in the past at these events, too, by bringing in more organizations focused on social issues, beyond just those focused on environmental issues.”

Read her changemaker profile

Additional Testimonials

“Just wanted to send you a very BIG thank you for your facilitation and support last week! This was not an easy group to wrangle, but your ability to adapt and manage was just perfect.”

Corrie R. Colvin Williams, National workshop developing collective outcomes for environmental education

“Your skill as a facilitator made the work possible, and it was such a pleasure to work with you!”

Participant, National workshop developing collective outcomes for environmental education

“That was one of the most productive group interactions I’ve ever had.”

Board member, Next 50 Initiative

“I want to compliment you on the terrific job that you did facilitating last weekend’s retreat!! I felt that the one and a half days really went smoothly, with a lot being accomplished.”

Board member, Nonprofit organization in growth stage

“I just can’t thank you enough for you amazing leadership during our retreat. We all felt so incredibly empowered by you and your fabulous ability to lead us and help us get to the crux of what we hope to accomplish.”

Board member and founder, Start-up organization

“Thank you again for the fine job you all did this morning! Everyone I spoke with commented that they felt it was a very productive meeting and looking forward!”

Organizer and participant, Multi-agency and business energy dialogue on western slope

Products and Services

The good news is that with our meeting facilitation services, we have just the right tools for you and your organization to have your best meeting yet. Our team will partner with you to create your successful meeting from start to finish. We’ll help you develop your meeting structure and an environment that promotes active participation, outcome achievement and a strong sense of accomplishment.

Don’t suffer through another bad meeting or community engagement process. Call us today at 303.477.4896 to see how we can help you facilitate your next session.

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