Develop a Team. With any given project, we first look within our team to determine which facilitators will collaborate with the client. We make this decision based on our expertise and availability.
Define Your Goal. Understanding the point of your project is the backbone against which all our work is structured. Before diving into how we are going to do your project, we will work with you to clearly articulate exactly why you are bringing people together, what input you are looking for, and what kind of decision you will ultimately make with this feedback.
Gather Information. With a clear sense of where we’re going, we then work to understand your unique context and history. This might include conversations with decision makers, literature reviews, research into your industry, stakeholder analyses, etc.
Design. During this phase, we engage you to collaboratively develop a strategy for your project. Your input and insight is essential to informing how our methods and the project unfolds. This stage, coupled with the goal definition and information gathering stages, make up the planning portion of your project. This is the piece that requires the most time, attention and care as it sets us up for a successful execution.
Execution. This phase varies based on the nature of the project. It could be a half-day planning session, a multi-day community engagement process, or a series of focus groups and surveys that contribute to a larger project.
Deliverable. It is of utmost importance to us that we help you discuss and act. In the design phase, we will decide on a series of deliverables that will help you take the event and turn it into action. This may be through a report, supplemented by a variety of notes, a visual recording of the event and/or visual summaries. As with the design phase, you will be engaged in the creation of the final products, ensuring you get something that will help your organization or project move forward.