Community Futures Shuswap has had the opportunity to use Aloka’s services on a number of occasions and we have been extremely satisfied with the outcomes achieved. The team is very effective at putting the audience at ease and guiding them through a meaningful exercise. They are thoughtful, well prepared and professional in their approach.


We have used their services for full day strategic planning sessions as well as Community Engagement meetings on large projects. Their facilitation methods are well regarded and the resulting project reports are concise, impactful and results oriented.


I would not hesitate to recommend their consulting and training services to others. I certainly intend to engage Aloka Consulting & Training in the future.

Rob Marshall, Executive Director

Community Futures Shuswap

I am pleased to provide an endorsement for Aloka Consulting & Training.  The Switzmalph Cultural Society has used their services many times over the past 14 years to assist us with clarifying our vision, establishing strategic directions and creating action plans to effectively move us forward on our goals.


The planning process also supports our traditional First Nations culture and values: it is inclusive, honors all participants equally, and provides a process for consensus based planning.  I whole heartedly recommend their consulting and training services to others.

Bonnie Thomas, President

Switzmalph Cultural Society

In July of 2014, Aloka Consulting & Training facilitated the development of a much-needed Action Plan for us at Shuswap Food Action Co-op. It was intended to cover a one-year period. In spite of the enormity of the task, which included guiding 20 energized personalities to consensus about especially difficult issues, Aloka marshalled our thoughts, conversations, and debates into a cohesive and achievable plan of action that surpassed its expiry date.


Aloka’s presentation protocols, materials, and group activities were engaging, motivational, and exceptionally effective. As well, their final report that chronicled our planning activities and decisions was clear and helpful—and still in use over two years later. We now have a vision and mission statement that guides all our initiatives.


We recommend Aloka Consulting & Training to any group, large or small, looking for skilled facilitators to help them articulate clear goals and achieve effective action.

John McLeod, President

Shuswap Food Action Co-op

I highly recommend the facilitation services of Aloka Consulting & Training. The Federal Liberal Riding Association in North Okanagan Shuswap engaged Aloka for two facilitated planning sessions in 2016. The facilitators listened to what we needed to achieve, did their research and came well prepared. The sessions were very well run, fun and productive. We came away with a well-crafted Action Plan which established clear and attainable goals.


The plan also established a schedule for regular review and adjustment. I have attended many facilitated planning sessions over the years and never have had such a sound plan to follow at the end. They do a great job!

Cindy Derkaz, President

Liberal Party of Canada in North Okanagan Shuswap



In response to the question “What was the significance of this day for you?”, participants said: 

  • “Seeing how our committee goals and values have been clarified and how we plan on reaching those goals. The planning process was clear and effective.”
  • “Learning what it means to be a team—never let me stay behind, bring me forward.”
  • “Togetherness!! Very effective process, feeling of accomplishment and moving forward with goals and timelines.”
  • “A chance to renew our goals and underlying values and make an action plan. Wow, in one 6 hour day! Ya!”
  • “Glad we went through this process; it shows how we need to be organized and makes communication between us better. We have the same vision and know how we can work together.”
  • “The planning process was effective, really kept everyone on task.  Awesome way to brainstorm ideas and action to move our ideas forward. Great job!”



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