Facilitation

Facilitation is the use of a skilled, neutral party to conduct meetings, workshops or conferences. An effective facilitator is trained in communication skills, group dynamics, and meeting leadership skills, and is neutral on the outcome of the meeting. In some cases a facilitator is used primarily because he or she is a skilled meeting leader. In other cases a facilitator is required because participants need to be confident that the meeting leader does not have "an axe to grind" and will not use the meeting leadership role to further a particular substantive outcome.

Creighton designs and facilitates meetings, workshops and conferences tailored to the client's specific task, the size of the audience, and the level of interaction desired.

Creighton has designed and facilitated literally hundreds of meetings, work groups, and conferences for more than thirty years. This includes a wide variety of meetings, including: town meetings with several thousand participants; public hearings on controversial issues; strategic planning meetings with small senior management teams; workshops in which several hundred participants worked together to create proposals or research plans; drop-in open houses; and participatory events where people interact with a study area.

Examples of Facilitation

 

CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Facilitated a series of national listening sessions on water issues

 

FORT ORD CLEANUP PROGRAM

Facilitating symposia and workshops regarding possible use of prescribed burns

 

US ARMY

Conducting monthly community meetings regarding clean-up of ordnance and explosives at a former Army base

 

BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION

Facilitating public meetings regarding construction of nuclear power plants

 

US AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Keynote speaker and facilitator for ASAEN Workshop on Risks and Impacts from Extreme Events of Floods in ASAEN Countries (Bali)

 

CITY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW

Conducting public meetings on alternative sites for low-income housing

 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON

Designing and facilitating workshops regarding siting of new electric transmission lines

 

CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Conducting scooping meetings regarding national wetlands permits

 

WORLD WATER FORUM 3

Co-facilitator for ministerial level water dialogue, Kyoto, Japan

 

BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION

Facilitate public meetings regarding construction of nuclear power plants

 

MULTI-AGENCY

Facilitated interagency working group defining riverbank protection program (Bureau of Reclamation, Corps of Engineers, California Department of Water Resources, California Department of Fish & Game, US Fish & Wildlife)

 

TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY

Helped establish and facilitate Tennessee Valley Authority Regional Stewardship Council – major stakeholders from throughout TVA service area

 

CITY OF MOUNTAIN VIEW

Facilitated an advisory committee set up by the City Council to advise on a downtown plan

 

CITY OF MENLO PARK

Facilitated an advisory committee set up by the City Council to advise on planning regulations

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