Entries by Jessica Delaney

What Matters Most

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 […]

Three Techniques We Loved in 2015 and How They Could Change in 2016

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 […]

How to be a Reflective Facilitator: Three Tips for Success

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 […]

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Keep for Your 2016 Engagements

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 […]