I realized with dread recently that I am an interrupter. It’s not that I don’t care what the other person has to say, or think that what I have to add is more important. It’s more that I get so excited about what we are talking about that I want to complement their ideas with […]
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I am usually on the other side of an engagement – the facilitator working to support the sponsor organization. Recently, I’ve been cast in the role of stakeholder and… well, it’s been a real wake-up call. In a nutshell, it sucks being a stakeholder – particularly when organizations/project proponents don’t see you as one! At my home, there’s […]
The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) celebrated its 25th-anniversary last year by hosting a public engagement – an elaborate visioning exercise to mine and collect Vancouverites’ dreams for their city in 2040. Over 11,000 responses were heard, recorded and compiled – an impressive task.
As I look down from my seventh story, floor-to-ceiling glass windows it seems a dream that this time last year I was the Director of Operations for a forest conservation project in the heart of the Congo Basin. And as I watch the office workers busy at their tasks in the building across from […]
We hope that you have enjoyed our 12 Days of Christmas blog series and appreciate any feedback you might have – good or bad. Our team would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a bit of rest. The New Year always seems to come in like a lion and we firmly believe […]
I love December and always have. Not only do I love Christmas, but I also got married in December, had my first baby in December, and celebrate Saint Nicholas Day too. There’s something about December that feels special and less focused on work. Whether you’re working as a consultant or in an organization, I hope […]
If you find yourself at work and there’s a soulful quiet in the air, it might be a good time to plan ahead for your 2016 engagements. The times when I have worked over the holidays have always brought mixed emotions: a little self-pity, and a whole lot of productivity. Don’t despair – particularly if […]
The end of the year can sometimes be performance review season. If this is the case for you and your team (and even if it’s not), now’s a good time to look ahead to 2016 with goal setting and planning your professional development. PD needs to be planned – because frankly there’s never a really […]
At every level, it appears there are wicked problems, and golden opportunities, that could benefit from community and stakeholder engagement. Here’s where we see the needs and opportunities for meaningful consultation and collaboration in the year to come. Our Planet With the international agreement coming out of the Paris climate change conference, Canada has committed […]