Advance preparation and appropriate design are the keys to facilitating any participatory event. Partners associates hold a ‘design’ meeting with clients prior to any facilitation in order to gather the background, identify the objectives and choose the appropriate methods to achieve both the rational and experiential aims of the event. We can work with you, and core team, to design your upcoming conference, action planning, sharing rally, issue forum, town hall or other community and organizational events. We can help develop a clear focus, and participatory and effective procedures to ensure that people feel engaged and productive throughout the event. We can also work with you to train the session facilitators from your own team in advance of the event with those tailored facilitation procedures.