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Working at Intersol

Position: Intermediate Facilitator, Consultant Location: Ottawa At the Intersol Group, we’re dedicated to forging lasting relationships with our clients. We listen to understand our client’s challenges and share their passion for finding effective solutions. We utilize a powerful combination of process, experience and relationships to help our clients meet their most complex challenges. Our team is expanding rapidly we are

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The Human-Nature Connection: Bringing Benefits from the Forest to the Workplace

James stood on the trail, closed his eyes and took a deep breath. The knot under his shoulder blade seemed to grab the breath and put the brakes on. He exhaled, and noticed the tightness in his jaw. His thoughts kept churning. Project reports due. Evaluations to review. Worries about his mother’s health. Then he tuned in again to the

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Facilitation: Outsource or DIY?

When I first started in the world of professional facilitation 25 years ago, the skill of leading groups through a structured process was a rare commodity. However, today, the ability to facilitate groups through the processes of making decisions, solving problems and putting plans together, has become a core competency for many leadership roles.  But, the question remains, when it

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Rethinking Meetings to Shape How and When a Team Comes Together to Work

In the June 2016 issue of the Harvard Business Review (HBR), Michael D. Watkins’ article Leading the Team You Inherit provides tips on how to deliberately assess individual team members against set criteria, identifying what the business environment needs and re-shaping the team to ensure effectiveness.  In addition, the article points out the importance of considering how people come together

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Using Facilitation to Restructure the Organization

For some managers, the thought of involving staff in the restructuring of their own organization is ludicrous.  Given the chance, everyone will want to raise the salary and classification of their own jobs and set themselves up to work with their favourite peers! This isn’t entirely a false assumption.  When an individual is in conflict between what is best for the

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