What We Do

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Knowledge of how to combine is the mother of all other forms of knowledge.

– Alexis De Tocqueville

Facilitation of Meetings

Although internal company facilitators are highly effective in most situations, occasionally a company may prefer to use an external facilitator. Some of these situations could include:

  • A senior leadership team meeting
  • An exceptionally complex meeting requiring a variety of facilitation methodologies
  • A meeting in which tough issues need to be put on the table or the group's thinking needs to be challenged
  • A meeting that would benefit from the presence of an objective third party
  • A meeting that uses diagnostic instruments requiring specific certifications

In general, external facilitators provide separation of the role of leader from the role of facilitator. This separation allows the leader to freely express his or her point of view, with reduced concern that this expression will dampen the free expression of other points of view. External facilitators are also useful for specialized applications such as facilitating panel discussions, breakout sessions, and virtual meetings.


Strategic Planning sessions

During Growing By Design Strategic Planning sessions, we steer the planning team towards thinking strategically, creatively and we get buy-in to a focused vision. In addition, the sessions help solve existing organizational problems and help your team move to the next level with a practical solution and workable implementation plan.

Our facilitators work with your team to:

  • Identify problems and roadblocks
  • Clarify your vision
  • Set priorities
  • Discuss strategy
  • Make key decisions
  • Assess your strengths and weaknesses
  • Establish action plans

Our facilitators help you pick the methods that will best achieve your desired results. We recommend an off-site location for Strategic Planning sessions. It is a great opportunity to get away from the day-to-day pressures and focus on the real work of the organization. Growing By Design can help you plan a retreat that is productive, inspiring and fun!