Facilitation and Facilitation Training

“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

Team and Group Facilitation

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.  Some tools I use are Appreciative Inquiry, Learning Communities, Open Space, Technology of Participation, World Café, Gracious Space.

“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

Real Time Strategic Planning

Using David La Piana’s Strategic Revolution approach, I lead boards and groups through strategic clarification that will set the organization on a direct course for success.

  • Organizational vision, mission, trends and position
  • Programmatic approaches and methods to reach targeted audience
  • Operational policies and resources to support program and mission
  • Create the Strategy Screen for use in future Big Decisions
  • Produce an agreed-upon timetable with clear roles and responsibilities

“I would recommend Pat Hughes to any organization struggling with fast growth and confused priorities. You struck a superb balance between work and fun to keep us going. We were able in a single weekend to define a consensus work plan. For a volunteer organization where everything depends on love and trust, it was critical to come together and sort out  difficult issues that had become hard for us to talk about. 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 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.