From small stakeholder groups to high-profile community conversations, Matt Lehrman and John Little design and facilitate meetings that engage diverse people & perspectives, de-escalate tensions, inspire collaborative thinking, and spark meaningful dialogue around options and opportunities.
Must disagreement be disagreeable? No, but it takes thoughtful planning plus some pragmatic in-the-heat-of-the-moment skills to achieve dialogue that is welcoming, inclusive and productive. Learn (at least) 10 essential skills for activating listening, sparking collaboration and achieving consensus when engaging with groups small and large.
The future may be unknowable, but it is most definitely malleable. Now is the ideal time to stretch your community's capacity to imagine and affect its future. This immersive session offers a series of fun and thought-provoking exercises designed to help community leaders and stakeholders to elevate their focus beyond today’s constraints and into the opportunities of tomorrow.
You’re invited to observe a focus group like no other—with no mirrored glass separating you from the interviewees. Experience a live, candid and unrehearsed conversation that asks - and seeks answers - to your community's most profound questions. What do they appreciate? What disappoints or frustrates them? What do you wish they really understood? Come prepared to ask (and have answered) questions both practical and profound.