Each day of the conference we crowdsourced input from attendees.
You will definitely see diversity and commonality across all answers, including interesting international comments.
Check out our offerings or schedule a time to chat with us for a customized offering, or simply to brainstorm ideas and resources that could be helpful for you and your team.
We help all kinds of groups - economic development, workforce development, place development, disaster preparation and recovery, marketing, non-profits, businesses/entrepreneurs or any group trying to do meaningful work. We guide you through a process to build your customized strategy for what you aim to achieve. Inventing together yields ownership of the strategy, and that means real work gets done and important things accomplished.
We help groups and organizations transform how they communicate, problem-solve, innovate and work together. We utilize Liberating Structures – participatory methods that disrupt conventional patterns in how we work together. One Liberating Structure changes a meeting; the repertoire can change an organization. As the repertoire of 33 structures is applied, many conventional approaches (presentations, open discussions, managed discussions, and brainstorms) become less attractive or fade away.
If you are seeking to jazz up and energize an event for greater participation and valuable outcomes, we can help you design meetings, focus groups, conferences, planning sessions, retreats, etc. While it will be fun, our goal for you is a more worthwhile and productive event, accomplishing more together as a group. Our facilitation services involve a combination of Liberating Structures and Graphic Facilitation.
We offer customized and ready-to-go workshops on a variety of topics – from group engagement techniques and strategic planning to technical subjects in economic development, workforce development, and public policy.
Have an upcoming event and need a world-class speaker? We are at your service on a range of topics - from economic development and community outreach to team building and inclusion.
As certified economic developers (CEcD) and consultants with decades of economic development consulting experience, we offer robust technical services in economic development and workforce development.