Acquire Collaborative Facilitation skills to help individuals organizations make decisions and create Action Plans that deliver results.

  A two-day, hands-on program guaranteed to enhance your ability to facilitate positive and effective meetings that ensure productive group participation and implementation.

The Benefits

  Engage all stakeholders in setting goals, making decisions and implementing results. In the process, everyone’s perspective is honored, vast amounts of data are synthesized into useful results, and participants commit to the work.

The Process

  The process is inclusive, realistic, results-oriented and easy to understand. It improves communication and team building. It builds understanding, cooperation, and trust in communities and organizations.

 You will learn how to:

  •  Apply step by step methods to clear thinking, sound decisions, solid consensus, and open dialogue
  •  Focus group energy on common goals
  •  Build inclusion, motivation, and morale
  •  Assist groups in becoming more productive
  •  Enhance your own personal and professional skills

Dates: Friday, November 29 – Saturday, November 30, 2019
Times: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Sorrento Resort, 1159 Passchendaele Road, Sorrento, BC
Cost: $340.00 (Includes lunch)

or for more information or contact
Dorothy Argent Phone: 250-832-7574 or Email:

 *Accommodation available at the Sorrento Centre Resort (prices listed below) Please contact Dorothy above for more info.

1. Lodge Room single – 1 single bed $74
2. Lodge Room twin – 2 single beds $89
3. Lodge room with accessible bathroom $99


When you begin to work with Dorothy, you’ll first notice her cheery demeanor and ready laugh, but it won’t be long before you experience, first hand, what she’s actually renowned for intelligent, optimistic, and collaborative facilitation skills that are second-to-none.  Dorothy’s positive communication style combined with her proven leadership ability and commitment to others’ success likely explains her many awards—including the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for significant contributions to community development. As a trailblazer for non-profit and government organizations, Dorothy offers diversified experience in the fields of management, municipal government, career planning, labour market development, and community service.  Learn from a Facilitator who really listens and whose reputation has been established on a foundation of consensus-building, co-operative action, innovative problem-solving, and effective planning.

 Neils Christiansen is one of those rare and remarkable Facilitators who are fully versed in the power of inclusive participation. By applying his proven skills, he helps organizations leverage knowledge and experience to successfully solve difficult problems and create effective plans. Trained in the Institute of Cultural Affairs’ method of Collaborative Facilitation, Neils offers a deep understanding of the nuances inherent in facilitation processes. He’s masterful at applying proven methods that foster clear thinking and wise decision-making. Neils’ genuine openness toward others’ ideas underpins his many strengths and his manner soon puts workshop participants at ease. It’s not long before he’s creating a collaborative and results-oriented environment, engaging the wisdom of everyone in the group, evoking their positive contributions, and ensuring that participants will learn a planning framework that works!

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