Facilitation of Meetings, Events, and Conferences
Do you have a problem to solve? A plan to develop? A decision to make? Do you need space to hold a meeting or training session? Do you need to engage with a group of people in order to get their ideas, solve problems, develop plans, make decisions? Don’t know where to start? Getting the right people together to have meaningful conversations that achieve your objectives does not have to be such a headache. You’ve come to the right place.
Whether you need to organize a small team meeting or staff retreat, focus group discussions, an employee or external stakeholder consultation, a planning meeting, a large conference or even a ministerial round table, we can help!
We can work with you to plan, organize, design and facilitate your meeting. We can also prepare a written report to help you move forward with what needs to happen next, as a result of the meeting.
Location is a Key Component of Productive Meetings
Where you come together to share ideas, make decisions and learn new concepts can have a big impact on how productive your time together is and how much you retain. If you’re looking for an affordable, modern, bright, comfortable place for your next meeting or training session, consider holding it right here at 205 Catherine Street.
Intersol Group is situated in a prime Centretown Ottawa location in the Bank Street Corridor. In close proximity to the Glebe, you can walk to a number of restaurants, shopping, YMCA and the Canadian Museum of Nature. Getting here is easy too with access from Bronson, Bank Street and the Queensway as well as OC Transpo routes and the bus station.
You can rent space in our 400 sq ft boardroom, with modular table, adjustable seats, audio visual and lots of bright, natural light. Our package has lots of complimentary inclusions and you can also add on additional services as needed with help from our professional staff, consultants and facilitators. Let us help your next meeting experience be memorable and productive.
Meeting Facilitation – Our Philosophy and Approach
We believe that meetings can be powerful and effective ways to share information, seek input, solve issues and make decisions.
We also know that great meetings don’t just happen. So we work with you well in advance to ensure that the meeting objectives are clear, that the right people are invited and to develop an agenda and facilitation approach that will achieve your objectives.
Through a balanced approach of dialogue and proven processes, we work with you to create the right environment so participants can engage in a productive conversation. We facilitate the discussions and report back on the outcomes to ensure your organization derives full value when bringing groups together.
Our reputation for quality results is built upon the experience, approach and involvement of our people. Our experienced group facilitators have years of Industry and Public sector experience as well as formal academic credentials and professional certifications that we bring to every facilitation project.
Meetings, Events and Conferences
We successfully facilitate meetings of all kinds.
Examples: team retreat, team building meeting, project kick off meeting, focus group session, all staff meeting, employee consultation, public consultation, stakeholder consultation, town hall meeting, board meeting, workshop, working group meeting, planning meeting, strategic planning meeting, ministerial round table, conference, online meetings, face-to-face meetings …
Do you need to engage 3, 30 or 300 people in the right discussion? Will it be face-to-face? Online? Or a mix of both? Not sure where to begin?
Whether you need to get a small group of people together to solve an issue, work with a large multidisciplinary team dispersed around the country, or host a dynamic and engaging conference or event, we can help!
We’ve done this successfully thousands of times before.
E.g. Scientific and Regulatory Workshop
A group of scientists needed to engage with regulatory experts to explore the application of new technologies in their field of expertise. To this end, we facilitated a workshop that brought together 85 participants, including scientists and regulatory experts involved in conducting investigations at the provincial and federal levels. As a result, participants developed a joint understanding of the potential and limitations of new technologies and tools to help with investigations and meet regulatory needs. Research needs were also identified to ensure that research projects would meet regulatory needs.
E.g. Planning Meeting
A working group consisting of a number of employers from industry and government needed to identify common priorities in order to focus their efforts. We facilitated a face-to-face planning session to prepare their joint action plan for the following fiscal year. Participants engaged in a dialogue to gain an understanding of each other’s context, areas of focus were selected and four priorities were identified. Our written report and timelines, identifying key milestones for their work in these four priority areas, helped them continue their work and stay on track.
- This was an excellent exercise in innovation and creative thinking! Really enjoyed the process!
Meeting facilitated by Julie Fillion with Health Canada
- Good job of keeping everybody on schedule. Realistic agenda with appropriate time for each item.
Meeting facilitated by Kathleen Connelly with Natural Resources Canada
- The discussions were stimulating; everyone had an opportunity to contribute to the discussions. Good meeting; well facilitated. Well Organized. Dynamic.
Meeting facilitated by Julie Fillion with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Jennifer Birch-JonesSenior Consultant, Facilitator and Trainer, CE
Kathleen ConnellySenior Consultant and Facilitator | Consultante principale et facilitatrice
Madalena CoutinhoConsultant, Facilitator, Learning & Development Specialist | Experte-conseil, facilitatrice, formatrice et conférencière
Julie FillionConsultant, Facilitator, Coach | Consultante, Facilitatrice, Coach
Roger GaudetSenior Consultant and Facilitator | Consultant principal et facilitator
Lise HebabiSenior Consultant and Facilitator | Consultante principale et facilitatrice
Sylvia LarrassFacilitator and Trainer | Facilitatrice et formatrice
Brin SharpSenior Consultant, Facilitator and Trainer