Meeting Design & Facilitation

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About Our Approach

The GHPC has successfully used the process of purpose-driven meeting design and facilitation for many critical projects. Our approach places emphasis on designing meetings, workshops, webinars, trainings, and technical assistance to meet the needs of specific audiences by working in partnership with the client.

The GHPC employs the concept of Whole Scale© meeting design* that engages people of organizations and communities to achieve rapid, significant, and lasting change through a whole systems approach. Using a whole system approach, the GHPC identifies, convenes, and facilitates a design team of representative stakeholders to design the meetings. The team helps identify the right issues to be addressed and the GHPC then coordinates and facilitates the meetings. The GHPC will guide the team through this design process and engage appropriate speakers to best achieve the desired outcomes.

The GHPC’s Whole System Process Enables Participants to:

  1. Clarify and connect multiple, current realities
  2. Unite around a common picture of the future
  3. Reach agreement on action plans that move the group or issue toward the future
  4. Build the processes, structures, and relationships that keep the organization or issue moving forward
  5. Align leadership and others so they can implement changes together
*Dannemiller Tyson Associates.


During the meeting, GHPC staff serve in a neutral role to convene stakeholders, facilitate the sharing of factual information, and assist in complex decision-making processes. For stakeholder engagement to be most effective, meetings should utilize adult learning principles to accommodate diverse learning styles and maximize information exchange. Being an effective resource to communities requires an understanding of how adults learn best. The GHPC recognizes the importance of tailoring tools and curricula to meet the needs and preferences of learners who are practical, self-directed, experienced, and goal-oriented. The GHPC employs strategies that are effective in increasing stakeholder engagement and fostering learning, such as “converge-diverge,” which combines short, large group presentations followed by small group work. Engagement by all meeting participants is key to the success of a meeting.

Want more information on our Meeting Design & Facilitation work?
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