Donald's presentation was delightfully entertaining, engaging, and motivating. . . the evening was filled with laughter and enjoyment. As a direct result of a very satisfied audience, four members of the audience stepped up to volunteer their time and skills to the Dallas Section ASQ. Thank you, Donald!

Kiami Rogers, Chair, American Society for Quality Dallas Section 1402


Group Facilitation

Sometimes it is helpful to have an outside, objective facilitator who can manage the process and task so you can concentrate on the content of your particular activity. We can help you plan the meeting and facilitate discussion among the participants. We have extensive experience in facilitation and can help you with the following types of projects:

  • Leadership Retreats
  • Group Planning Sessions
  • Board Planning Retreats
  • Teambuilding Exercises
  • Focus Groups
  • Vision/Mission/Values Development
  • Kick-off Meetings


  • Provides an objective format and setting for discussion
  • Serves as a catalyst to move forward and provide continuity
  • Cultivates an unbiased and impartial environment for discussion
  • Allows participants to focus on content not process
  • Organizes diverse and multiple viewpoints
  • Ensures everyone has an opportunity to speak and participate
  • Focuses meeting on pre-set outcomes
  • Diffuses conflict and eliminates perception of biased agendas
  • Supplies visual and verbal tracking of ideas


Before Group Meeting

  • Determine meeting outcomes
  • Decide on participants
  • Design appropriate format, ground rules, and logistics

During Meeting

  • Encourage reluctant participants to speak
  • Resolve conflict between members
  • Provide feedback to leader and/or team
  • Ensure ground rules are followed
  • Affirm everyone’s perceptions and feelings
  • Check for agreement
  • Maintain focus on meeting agenda
  • Provide ideas or approaches for analyzing data
  • Ensure consensus
  • Summarize results

After Meeting

  • Provide feedback and evaluation of process to buyer
  • Deliver visual and written reports as required
  • Contact participants as needed for further input

Do you need a facilitator for a meeting in your organization? Let’s Talk