There’s a saying: “Whenever you have more than one person in a room, there is always dysfunction.”

 

In our experience there is a lot of truth to this. The very dynamics that can make an organization or work group so great to be part of—diverse points of view, unique backgrounds and experiences—can also present a formidable challenge when it comes to reaching consensus on important decisions. At times, differing opinions, individual needs and varied interests seem to crash together and emotions may flare, leaving new ideas cold in their tracks and important initiatives unable to gain traction.

We design and facilitate stakeholder engagement experiences that effectively bring groups of all sizes together, opening their minds to differences, helping them to focus on shared understanding and, ultimately, reaching agreeable solutions. We not only collect the needed data to understand the current thinking of stakeholders, but as important, the insight needed to bring about meaningful breakthroughs.

Our Stakeholder Engagement work includes the following:

  • Board Retreats
  • Inter-Departmental Alignment Sessions
  • Team Development
  • External Stakeholder Assessments and Insight Reporting
  • Facilitated Panel Discussions
  • Town Halls
  • Statewide/Region-wide Outreach Programs
  • Stakeholder Surveys
  • Focus Groups
  • Public Meetings