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Everyone Walks in LA: LA Walks Retreat

I’m a big believer in the mission of Los Angeles Walks and am pleased to report  after a fun, engaging two-day retreat, their board decided goals for what it wants to accomplish, both in 2013 and over the long-term. They … Continue reading

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10 Books on Facilitation (with 11 Quotes)

Here are my top 11 recommendations on books related to facilitation: Great meetings!: How to facilitate like a pro. Kelsey, D., & Plumb, P. (1997). A good intro. “The facilitator impacts and guides the process but does not give input on … Continue reading

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Retreat Success: Los Feliz Improvement Association

“The activities Ron planned worked great and I was delighted at how fully the board members threw themselves into the skits and other things on the agenda.  I was also impressed at how well Ron kept to the time frames, … Continue reading

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Art and Skill of Facilitation Mini-Conference: Sept. 8

I’m thrilled to present at the upcoming Art and Skill of Facilitation Mini-Conference hosted by the American Society for Training and Development on September 8th. I’m developing a new workshop for the training based on my experience facilitating meetings and … Continue reading

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Retreat Success: Bicycle Kitchen

Soon after launching my consulting practice, my good friend Jimmy Lizama asked if I could facilitate the upcoming retreat for the Bicycle Kitchen, a community bike repair space he and a group of other folks launched a few years earlier. … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Dealing with People Who Dominate Your Meetings

At some point, you have participated in a meeting where one person clearly dominates the discussion. That person may have even been you. While folks who tend to dominate meetings are usually smart and passionate, their domination often negatively impacts … Continue reading

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