Organizations get “stuck” from time to time in dealing with particularly difficult issues or in moving forward through a time of change. The McCammon Group’s professional facilitators work with boards, teams, or work groups to identify key issues, formulate agendas for dealing with them and implement the changes they have articulated. The use of the outside facilitator, whose focus is the process, allows all members of the organizational team to participate fully and to use their substantive expertise. The facilitation process also may point out the need for expert assistance in a particular area such as strategic, financial, or technological help.
Whether working with large, complex environmental disputes involving numerous parties or small gatherings such as board retreats and strategic planning sessions, experience has taught us that a facilitator’s participation in the meetings themselves is only one small component of what makes a process successful.
What sets The McCammon Group’s facilitators apart is their attention to the need for rigorous preparation. Through interviewing, coaching, and training, we ensure that participants come to meetings equipped with a thorough understanding of the process in which they are engaging, and with the problem-solving skills needed to work toward consensus.
It is our goal to develop and nurture long-term relationships with clients, as we measure our success solely on the basis of client satisfaction.
Areas in which facilitation may be useful include:
- Board Retreats
- Strategic Planning
- Conflict within Work Groups
- Board-Executive Issues
- Team Building