Entries by Valerie Delaney

2018 Facilitator’s Gift Wish List

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for your favorite facilitator?  Look no further. Check out Jessica’s and Valerie’s top ten ideas below. P.S.  This is for a real-person type of facilitator, not an online one! Gosh, we are hilarious! One handy helper. Mom’s rule: If you have it, you won’t have to use it.  That’s […]

2017 Training Year in Review

Looking back on what has been our busiest training year ever is definitely different than looking ahead as it stretches in front of you – much less intimidating! Cup of tea in hand, I am taking a few moments to share some highlights and reflections of the year. This year saw the training team organize […]

Training Update – Fall 2017

Back to school it is for the Delaney + Associates (D+A) training team, as we prepare for our busiest training season ever. It’s interesting that just in the last few days, I’ve noticed customer service training for Tim Hortons’ staff, driver training for city bus drivers, and advanced care training for paramedics – of course, […]

Training Update: Registration Open for Facilitating Engagement Course

By popular demand, D+A is offering its first-ever public Facilitating Engagement workshop. We have delivered this workshop dozens of times over the past several years, to a wide variety of organizations as an in-house workshop. Our IAP2 participants have been asking for this training to further their public participation skills, notably to facilitate their sophisticated […]

Training Update: The Reflective Trainer

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius The beginning of a new year is a time for reflection and action planning for many of us. The happy chaos of the holidays is over, […]

Training Update: New Public Facilitation Course Coming

We are so pleased to congratulate the BC Ministry of Health, Patients as Partners (PasP), for winning the IAP2 Organization of the Year Core Values Award at the recent 2016 IAP2 North American Conference. Shannon Holms, Director, Patient Engagement and Community Programs, accepted the award on behalf of Patients as Partners, which was recognized for […]

D+A News: New Additions and 20th Anniversary Celebrations

Our 20th anniversary year had a great start as we welcomed the newest addition to the Delaney family! Principal, Jessica Delaney, gave birth to her second child, Peter Matthew, on Jan. 11, 2016. He is an adorable – and engaging – little fellow! We look forward to Jessica returning to the helm of the Vancouver […]