Beginner to Advanced Facilitator Training

Globally Building Facilitation Skills

Who is this for?

North Star Facilitators’ professional development workshops and training are for people who regularly need to use facilitation skills, want to become more collaborative in their leadership style and are called to work in culturally diverse situations.

Professional development is different with North Star Facilitators. Many training and professional development programs are ineffective and changes are not retained for more than a few months. All too often, teams slide back into the same old patterns. North Star Facilitators uses scientifically proven learning methods targeted to each learning style. Our goal is for every participant to gain knowledge, skills and attitudes and retain those changes over time.

We team up with our North Star associates to provide a wide variety of professional development workshops in the categories below.

Many of our facilitator training courses are held in the the Portland, OR Metro area throughout the year. Check our Course tab for up-to-date information.
Who is this for?

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I've been facilitating since 1981. I founded my facilitation business, North Star Facilitators in 1995 and since then have designed and led thousands of facilitated meetings, conferences and workshops all over the world. In recent years I focused my passion on ensuring that the world has increasing numbers of competent, collaborative leaders. My approach to teaching is to honor the incredible intelligence of every person. I've worked hard to have this come across even in online training. Some of my colleagues have recently said that I am inspirational in my generosity, compassion and commitment to supporting those that need the gifts I have to offer. I was recently honored with being inducted into the International Association of Facilitators Hall of Fame. I am also a certified professional facilitator with the IAF and one of 20+ global assessors who certify other facilitators. My core facilitation methodology is the Technology of Participation (ToP) infused with principles of neuroscience, Non Violent Communication, cross cultural diversity and inclusion perspectives and graphic facilitation.
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