Facilitation

A facilitator is a neutral party who helps groups visualize their future, create buy-in, and develop shared goals. Facilitators are skilled communicators and big-picture thinkers. They are able to build consensus using a variety of presentation methods and group activities that keep participants interested and engaged.

 

At Clearlogic, we use our knowledge of process and group dynamics to present a personalized framework that will make your working sessions more purposeful, interesting and constructive. Our role is to customize and manage the meeting or consultation in an objective, non-judgmental manner. This allows you to focus on content, collaboration and consensus.

 

We also offer facilitation services to help organizations solve problems, make decisions or communicate changes. Our team members have training and certification in group facilitation, and we specialize in challenging and controversial consultations. Most importantly, we understand how to develop and frame these processes to align with your goals.

 

Why use a Clearlogic Facilitator?

Sometimes, bringing in an outside person to help with problem solving or planning can add valuable insight and perspective to your process. It can be challenging for internal staff members to deliver planning sessions, because as an insider, it’s hard to stay objective. In some cases, especially where the consultation topic is controversial, an outside facilitator can bring important communications and negotiation skills to the table.

 

Clearlogic’s professional facilitators create a comfortable discussion environment that encourages participation, creative thinking and engagement. And just as important, we’re skilled at keeping discussions on track and on time, and making sure that the objectives of the session are met. After your session we’ll prepare a complete report on the process for you, including raw data, if you wish, and point out how the session outcomes align with your objectives. Download an overview of what a facilitator can do for your organization here.

 

Five reasons to consider a Clearlogic facilitator

 

1.  Hand off logistics and flow We manage your meeting, help identify problems and provide context. This allows you to focus on the bigger picture, instead of the details.
2.  We bring objectivity We don’t take sides, which means that we can guide fair, open, and inclusive discussion. You can then participate in the process yourself without appearing as though you’re directing the outcome.
3.  We build engagement We use a variety of proven facilitation strategies to steer the group towards a shared vision.This keeps people interested and helps build commitment to the process.
4.  You get a tailored process

Our approach isn’t one-size-fits-all, but is tailored to your specific needs and audience. It encourages active participation, builds mutual understanding and fosters shared responsibility and ownership.
5.  We can manage conflict

We’re also skilled at handling controversial or polarizing issues. We can make sure that your stakeholders’ concerns are handled fairly and respectfully, and –just as important– keep the process running smoothly. 

 

Whether your group is 5, 50 or 500 people, we’ll help you create a more effective dialogue with your stakeholders. You can download an overview of our services for more information. We also offer the appreciative inquiry approach to facilitation.

 

Here are some examples of consultations and facilitations with which we’ve helped:

• Community consultations for emergency services, infrastructure and planning projects

• Vision and mission development and rededication for government, education and First Nations organizations

• Negotiated agreements among multiple stakeholder groups

• Stakeholder needs assessments for community development projects

• Consensus-building on delivery models for regional networks

 

Why choose Clearlogic?

Objectivity

We provide an independent and honest perspective.

Quality

We don’t just give you opinions. Our recommendations are based on extensive research and in-depth analysis.

Credentials

We have exceptional credentials in management, public administration, education and project management. We’ve worked for (and in) government, non-profits and private sector firms across Canada; our experience helps us understand your unique needs.

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Testimonials

The research Clearlogic did for us helped us prepare for successful negotiations with important rights holders in our area. – Dumas Mining

They have an excellent understanding of the challenges of non-profit organizations, and they helped us move from an unsustainable financial position to one that is profitable and thriving. –Timmins YMCA

I would not hesitate to recommend Clearlogic to assist you with change management implementation and human resource services. – City of Kenora

This company has consistently exceeded my expectations in terms of its communication, performance and project management. – The City of Timmins

Our Board and the staff here have been consistently impressed with the outcomes of their work. –Community Living Temiskaming South