facilitation

Whether on Zoom or in a room, meetings and workshops are only as good as their facilitator. After understanding your objectives and participants, I take the time to plan out the smartest agenda and appropriate techniques to meet your needs.

Effective facilitation leaves participants feeling heard and respected and supportive of final decisions because the process was fair … enjoyable, even. I bring that commitment to every session.

Keeping things on track is about more than time. As an adept facilitator, I bring:

  • objectivity to allow participants to engage fully
  • specialized skills to manage meeting dynamics, personalities, and conflicts
  • complementary expertise in strategic planning, project management, organizational development, governance, and politics
  • a feminist intersectional lens and commitment to principles and practice of diversity & inclusion
  • warmth and humour to help create a comfortable, open environment
  • the latest skills and techniques (digital and offline)
  • mastery of English and facility in French

Participants experience the same comfort when I moderate panels, deliver trainings, and emcee events.

I have also honed the specialized facilitation skills required for consultations, focus groups, dialogues, and other stakeholder engagement activities.

My one-stop shop means I can offer stakeholder engagement expertise and communication support as needed to make your meeting that much more successful.

Tell me about your upcoming meeting!

“Pam, I now understand where the name “facilitator extraordinaire” comes from — your calm, gentle pace, and ability to quickly readjust to new circumstances had me in awe. Thank you so much for your welcoming spirit and dextrous facilitating.” – Nadia Abu-Zahra, Joint Chair in Women’s Studies, Carleton University & University of Ottawa

I have facilitated successful meetings for a variety of non-profit, NGO, and corporate clients, including:

  • Women’s Shelters Canada
  • Feminist Foreign Policy Working Group
  • Feminist Influencing Group
  • Nobel Women’s Initiative
  • Canadian Research Institute on the Advancement of Women (CRIAW)
  • Department of Women and Gender Equality (WAGE)
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