The workshops described below can be delivered on a virtual platform or in person by our expert facilitators. We use Microsoft Teams and Zoom, plus a variety of collaborative tools to host virtual workshops.
Custom workshops that create results, while paying attention to your group process. Whether it is one workshop or several workshops, we design agendas that achieve meeting objectives and build strong teams.
Different groups bring different perspectives, and these perspectives matter. Through question design, preparation of interview guides and detailed note capture, we provide professional feedback and insights into these perspectives. We can provide sessions for small or large groups.
We bring together large and small groups of stakeholders, ask powerful questions and consolidate feedback for decision making. Whether part of a larger initiative or a singular effort to build support for an idea or initiative, we conduct sessions that are high energy, engaging and fun, where everyone has an opportunity to be heard.
Large Group Events
Exciting, exhilarating multi-person events that bring people together around a powerful question, create shared meaning and advance ideas. Our Open Space Conference, a highly engaging workshop approach, guides groups through the generation of topics, creates deeper meaning, and leads to priority setting and action planning.
The key to a good meeting is good design and effective facilitation.
The word facilitation is derived from the Latin word, “facilis”, which means “to render less difficult” or “to make easy”. Facilitation is about creating a structure and environment that makes it easy for people to collaborate and problem solve.
Understand the objectives and gain clarity about desired outcomes.
Understand Your Audience
Understand who will be attending in relationship to the context and expected outcomes.
Determine flow, activities, tempo and content that will achieve the objectives.
Deliver the agenda, making adjustments as required.
Evaluate and debrief what worked, what was tricky and what to do differently.
Related Case Studies
City of Vancouver
Planning for Future Vehicle Technology
We worked closely with another consulting firm and City staff, delivered focus groups and large team events to frame out a draft plan and toolkit, and then ground-truthed and improved it through various engagements with functional groups within the city staff envelope.
Igniting Corporate Innovation
In 2015, Berlineaton was asked by then Vancity President and CEO, Tamara Vrooman to provide a diagnostic analysis and report of recommendations regarding organizational and cultural improvements that would enable Vancity to attain its ambitious 2020 goals as stated in Vancity’s business plan: Redefining Wealth.
BC Investment Management Corporation
Supporting FIFE Team Development
BCI’s Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange (FIFE) department engaged Berlineaton to facilitate an all staff offsite meeting to reflect on past accomplishments and develop a plan for the future of the department.