Facilitation and Visual Thinking: Shape Success.

We are always exploring new methods to enable groups to work more effectively. Facilitation is for us the creation of a space and event in which groups can engage in focused and inclusive action. Our facilitators are trusted and neutral outside voices that provide structure and process to interactions that permit a group to accomplish its goals and take high quality decisions. As Certified Professional Facilitators, we ascribe to the IAF Values and Code of Ethics for Facilitators.

In our experience, the most enduring results are those in which the client team has collectively diagnosed their challenges and defined their solutions. The WolfGroup has been involved in facilitation ranging from designing and executing large-group events and strategic retreats, multi-stakeholder workshops and engagement processes, to designing and implementing processes to enable effective organizational change.
We are converts to graphic facilitation and visual thinking, the practice of using words and images to create a large-scale graphic representations of emerging conversations and ideas. A graphic facilitator employs graphics to lead group process in an engaging and interactive way. Graphic facilitation is both process and product. You can see some examples of our work here and on our Flickr page.

The following is a snapshot of our facilitation work:

6th World Water Forum

External facilitation team for the 6th World Water Forum in Marseilles. Provided facilitation and support to expert sessions ranging from 50 to 2000 participants, and enabled interactive sessions in the Village of Solutions.

Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO)

Facilitator for the EO University, fostering conversations with 500 entrepreneurs that culminated in the drafting of the Amsterdam Entrepreneur’s Manifesto for Change.

International Cocoa Initiative (ICI)

Design and facilitation of a first multi-stakeholder event for ICI, with the objective of showcasing the organization's contributions, enabling a space for constructive dialogue and capturing the expectations of stakeholder for future such events/processes.

International Union for Conversation of Nature (IUCN)

Facilitator for the Shell-IUCN Biofuels Partnership: Review and Planning Workshop for 2012 and drafting of final report.

International Trade Centre (ITC)

Design and facilitation of a strategy development workshop for PALTRADE, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

TEDxGenevaChange

Sponsor and graphic facilitator of a TEDx independent event focused on the theme of ‘the BIG Picture’.

UNAIDS

Team leader for facilitation of the Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) Thematic discussion on Combination Prevention. Including development of methodology including interaction and graphic recording for 300 participants and 4 breakout sessions, design of keynote presentation and digital products to sustain the event’s dialogue.

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Facilitation of Meeting on the Post-2015 Development Agenda Consultation on Water: Water Resources Management and Wastewater Management & Water Quality.