Guide to a brighter
tomorrow

ARE YOUR IMPORTANT PROJECTS CONSTRAINED BY:

power-imbalance

Power imbalance?

stagnant-thinking

Stagnant thinking?

contraversy

Controversy?

unfocused-outcomes

Unfocused outcomes?

WOULDN'T IT BE NICE IF INSTEAD...

everyone-is-heard

Everyone is heard

Each one of us has unique perspectives and insights. A group benefits by hearing from everyone

great-ideas-flow

Great ideas flow

When we're relaxed and having fun, we're more likely to generate creative ideas and have breakthroughs

connections-arrise

Connections arise

When people are connected through the ideas they share, everyone feels they are contributing

goals-are-reached

Goals are reached

When meetings have a flow and process, timely and meaningful products are created

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CASE STUDY

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Amazon Basin
Conservation Issue

Representatives of 9 indigenous tribal groups and international conservation agencies came together to address the devastation of the Amazon Basin created by unchecked urban development. We spent 6 days helping build consensus on how the tribes and the conservation agencies could more effectively work together to create a sustainable future for an ecologically sensitive part of the planet.

We worked in four different languages with professional interpreters. We used the participants who were bilingual to translate as needed. All ideas from the small group work were posted in multiple languages. When we offended the elders because of our own ignorance, we set up translated apology sessions. By the end of the six days, many who had been resistant to facilitation processes, came up to us and said "we need these skills in our countries. Can you teach them to us?" Regrettably, funding ran out for this project but all of us left changed and more hopeful about the future.

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L.W., Hong Kong

Mentee and colleague

“It was so lovely to have you as our facilitator.  You were focused, open, flexible and inclusive.  You really helped our team to be productive and build our team’s sense of community.  I also appreciated your engagement with the process of developing the agenda – you helped to hone a variety of messages and opinions into a cohesive outline.”

K.B., Oregon

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L.G.

Director of Facilitation Services, Event Garde

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Adidas
Mercy Corps
United Way
Heifer International
City of Beaverton
Nike
Multnomah County

Barbara MacKay

25+ years experience
Certified Professional Facilitator
& Assessor

IAF Hall of Fame Inductee
Facilitated 1000+ projects

Meet Your Guide

Barbara loves “everything facilitation”. She thinks BIG! She loves working with other facilitators around the globe to create transformational results for client groups. She loves teaching others how to do that. She loves presenting at global facilitator conferences. She loves certifying new professional facilitators. If you also love what process facilitation can do for the world, connect with her – virtually or in person. She believes facilitation processes, used well, will provide the roadmap to a more just and sustainable world.

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