Facilitating

An engaging, educational and guided dialogue within your organization, as you explore a deepened sense of self and a desire to serve your community.

Facilitation

Staying engaged while having fun!

Approach

Our facilitation approach initiates early stage dialogue in your organization on how you can best serve yourself while also serving your community.

Designed to meet you where you’re at, it will increase your resilience through:

Awareness
Invites “mindfulness” into understanding your business challenges.

Acceptance
Invites “kindness” and appreciation for the situation you’re in.

Action
Invites “resourcefulness” to invoke action appropriate to you.

Our facilitation sessions are engaging, playful, and supported by case studies.

Facilitating Services

Setting your “North Star”

Get your bearings and set your compass. Explore your past to appreciate the present and set your future. Assess and set your values, vision, mission and other guidelines.

Conducting Meaningful Consultation

Use humility when engaging with your ideal, or prospective customer. Learn to use an approach that most resonates with your client. Especially important when seeking to serve those who feel marginalized.

Scaling your Business; Using Human Centered Design

You are what you say no to. Find the appropriate balance when scaling your business that is authentic to you and those you serve. Learn how to implement objective evaluation strategies to assist in your business decision. Remember, there is no right or wrong decision, but rather only good choosing.

Strategic Planning with Purpose

Develop or revisit your strategic plan, ensuring that your values and needs of customers are meaningfully incorporated. Engage the appropriate stakeholders and participate in a session that brings all voices to the table.

Case Study: BC Wood

UBC
Facilitating effective dialogue between Indigenous Communities and BC’s Value-Added Wood Manufacturing sector
UBC Sauder

In collaboration with

UBC Sauder

BC Wood & OCI

Service

Customer Discovery / Stakeholder Engagement

Challenge & Opportunity

Recognizing the need for more effective dialogue between Indigenous Communities and BC’s Value-Added Wood Manufacturing sector, while
overcoming what has historically been a challenging relationship.

Action

Engaged with 200+ Indigenous & Industry representatives

Interviewed 50+ representatives to understand their needs

Facilitated three workshops across province to 60+ representatives.

Challenge & Opportunity

>85% workshop participants felt more connected

Finances, capacity and trust identified as main issues faced by Indigenous communities

Confidence, political understanding and viability identified as main issues faced by Industry

     

    “Vanja brought a sense of calm which we all appreciated. His ability to balance and engage the room is impressive, we were all happy to have him there.”

    Workshop Participant

    Our Client Success

    UBC

    Creating space for all stakeholders

    UBC Sauder

    UBC Sauder School of Business

    Service

    Conducting Meaningful Consultation & Strategic Planning

    Action

    Managed engagement of over 200 stakeholders. Facilitated a full-day strategic planning session to nearly 60 participants comprising of various stakeholder groups including faculty, staff, Indigenous community members, students, and donors.

    Result

    Produced a final report highlighting major themes and identifying key objectives for Ch’nook strategic plan. Contributed to significant funding subsequently received by Ch’nook to implement strategy.

    VATJSS

    Setting the stage with interactive icebreakers!

    VATJSS

    Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Services Society

    Service

    Strategic Planning with Purpose

    Action

    Facilitated multi-day strategic planning session to staff, volunteers and board members. Brought awareness to organizational values, client needs, and perspectives strategies.

    Result

    A summary report highlighting key takeaways from session and proposed strategic initiatives. Participants felt engaged, re-connected, heard, and an increased sense of contribution.

    Radius SFU

    Connecting at an ecosystem level

    HYH

    RADIUS (SFU)

    Service

    Scaling your Business: Using Human Centered Design

    Action

    Developed leading-edge venture program curriculum, supports, and delivery models. Led venture recruitment, selection and alumni engagement. Facilitated launch, growth and scale-phase ventures through social-impact incubator and accelerator programs.

    Result

    Graduation of investment-ready ventures, resulting in a total investment over $100k in six ventures. Graduation of 30+ launch and growth stage ventures to help deepen their social-impact interventions.

    More Facilitation

    HRx
    Foundations of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    First Nations Technology Council (FNTC)
    Foundational skills in Innovation & Technology

    Ch’nook
    Strategic Planning with Purpose

    Sauder Social Entrepreneurship
    Foundational skills in Entrepreneurship

    Futurpreneur
    Foundational skills in Entrepreneurship

    Caframo 
    Customer Discovery

    YWCA
    Scaling your Business: Using HCD

    JABC
    Foundational skills in Entrepreneurship

     

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