Professional Facilitation

Dave Ferguson provides skilled, experienced professional facilitation for strategic planning sessions, management team offsite meetings, town hall meetings, retreats, large group planning sessions, project kick-offs, and local government retreats.

When a group of highly-compensated leaders gather for an offsite meeting for planning, problem-solving, and decision making, what is the true cost of that meeting – not just logistical costs, but time and opportunity costs? Do the outcomes of the meetings always justify that cost?

Group planning sessionI ensure that groups accomplish their tasks, and help them improve the way they work together by:

  • Using a process to structure the work of the group managing the group dynamics
  • Helping the group hold themselves accountable to making decisions and following up
  • Helping the group learn ways to work together more effectively.


Facilitation services include:
  • Identifying meeting purpose and desired outcomes
  • Agenda creation
  • Determining prework and preparation
  • Pre-meeting communication
  • Clarifying roles and responsibilities
  • Facilitating the meeting(s), managing group dynamics
  • Documenting outcomes
  • Follow up