Facilitation and Community Engagement

“In my 40 years in education I’ve been to a lot of meetings. Yours was the best facilitated meeting and conference I’ve ever been to.”  

– Roger Erskine, Co-Founder, Washington League of Education Voters

Facilitation and Strategic Planning

I help teams learn each other’s strengths and styles, clarify roles, deal with conflict, and work better together for best results.  With over 25 years of convening and facilitation experience, I can help your group soar.  With certifications in Communication Styles, Conflict Styles, Dependable Strengths, ICA Strategic Planning, Adaptive Leadership and Racial Equity, I can help your group work better together.

“Pat’s presence made a dramatic difference for our annual board retreat.  Not only did Pat get the Board fully engaged, but helped produce lasting goals and objectives for the immediate future. Pat’s presence, wisdom and professional facilitating made the outcome a terrific success and well beyond my expectations.”  

Jim Lauinger, Board President, Pomegranate Center

Community Engagement

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”   Margaret Meade’s quote is still true today.  Working with community groups is a long-held passion and I enjoy helping committed citizens enliven and improve their communities.

Communities are better off when thoughtful people who care about their community can work respectfully together on shared goals. I’ve worked with groups on issues of racial equity, bicycle and pedestrian safety, civility, community development, sustainability, aging and health care, and environmental protection.

“I recommend Pat Hughes to any organization struggling with fast growth and confused priorities. You struck a superb balance between work and fun, and in one weekend we defined a consensus work plan. For a volunteer organization where everything depends on love and trust, it was critical to sort out  difficult issues. The whole process dramatically exceeded my expectations. The Wikimedia Foundation will be much more successful because of this weekend retreat.”

– Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia and Wikitribune

The Art and Science of Facilitation Training

Does your group or community need go-to facilitators who can hold the space and enable multiple perspectives to be heard before moving to decision? I offer facilitation training to increase facilitation knowledge, skill and confidence. Trainings range from a half day to two days.

“This training will take my facilitation practice to a whole new level.  Pat’s workshop was incredibly useful, informative and practical – I have a whole slew of new tools in my pocket, which feels awesome!”

– Participant in two-day Facilitation Skills training 

For a free consultation on meeting your leadership and organizational goals, call Trillium Leadership Consulting at (206) 595-9582 or email today.