Facilitation Services

Leading a meeting, retreat or consensus-building session requires skills and experience to promote free flowing discussion that enables participants to attain their goals. David Kushner delivers on these outcomes, drawing on more than 30 years of facilitation experience, including assessing the situation, planning for and leading discussions. Whether used in conjunction with a broader project or as a unique service for meetings, retreats or other gatherings, David’s strategic facilitation skills are focused on your success. He ensures that everyone is encouraged to participate, that a variety of ideas are surfaced, and that no one person dominates discussions. Conflicts that arise are often resolved, and discussions stay on track and on time.

David and his team provide the following services prior to and during any group session:

  • Collaborating with involved parties to set goals for the event
  • Guiding leadership in developing a strategy for achieving goals
  • Interviewing key leaders and participants
  • Preparing all presenters and assisting them at the event
  • Modifying goals appropriately to reflect the direction of the discussions
  • Managing the flow of the dialogue
  • Identifying areas of agreement and conflict and present options
  • Summarizing progress and identify new issues throughout the event
“You are a terrific facilitator and I am so pleased to be working with you as the facilitator for the meeting.”
– President, Early Childhood Education Organization