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 […]
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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 […]
The new International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) techniques training manual includes techniques mash-up as an engagement method. Essentially this means combining two or more techniques to achieve the results you need from your engagement. Engagement and facilitation professionals do this intuitively and regularly, so it’s nice to see IAP2 include it. In this post […]
A professional facilitator has many roles, but the core of facilitation is about helping people and groups think together so they can decide together. Delaney + Associates is a group of certified professional facilitators (CPF) that takes our role as neutral facilitators very seriously. Part of being a facilitator is reflecting on your own strengths […]
For some of us on calendar-year budgets, it’s that time when we’re looking at where we went over and where we have a bit left over. We’ve pulled together our top 10 buys, should you find yourself with any budget left over in 2015 for things that will help support successful engagements in 2016. 1. […]
For those of us on calendar year budgets, it’s time to review where we went over and where we have a bit to spare. Therefore we’ve pulled together our top 10 buys, should you find yourself with any budget left over in 2015 for things that will help support successful engagements in the new year.
It’s early for resolutions, we know, but we thought before you turned to the personal, this might be a good time to make some professional resolutions… after you’ve already taken stock of what worked well, and less well in 2015. As an engagement professional, facilitator, community builder, community and stakeholder relations professional, consider the following […]