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Training & Facilitation Services
We design trainings and organizational interventions that involve the participants as much as and as early in the process as possible.  Honoring the participants’ experience and values is key to what we do.

In our training and facilitation work we bring together expertise and experience with both Organization Development and Accelerated Learning.  This blending creates vibrant, engaging experiences for our clients.  They get customized training or meeting/retreat designs that will meet their specific needs.
    For trainings, the desired behavior change is key.  Training has to be more than time away from the office and high marks on an evaluation form.  Training has to result in new skills and knowledge that are put to use in the real world.  Grace Partners trainings acheive that goal.
    For retreats, off-sites, and facilitated meetings, we pay equal attention to design and "face time".  The design of the session is done in close consultation with the client to meet specific needs.  Our presentations and facilitation are participative and flexible.

"When I have been able to transform a group - and here I mean all of the members of a group, myself included - into a community of learners, then the excitement has been almost beyond belief. To free curiosity, to permit individuals to go charging off in new directions dictated by their own interests; to unleash the sense of enquiry; to open everything to questioning and exploration; to recognize that everything is in the process of change - here is an experience I can never forget."
Carl Rogers, 1969, Freedom to Learn

Training Topics available:

  • Effective Meetings
  • Asset-based Supervision
  • Introduction to Accelerated Learning
  • Nonprofit Board Roles & Responsibilities
  • and more...

Retreats designed for:

  • Strategic Planning Kick-offs
  • Action planning and engagement
  • Team-Building

What GP clients have said:

  • I wanted to tell you how well organized the session was on Friday.  I thought you did an excellent job of including everyone's ideas and thoughts and keeping us all on task.  I appreciate the materials.  Your style is so great.  You do a wonderful job of honoring the participants experience and values.  After all the years I've been doing this job, it is easy to become jaded about training.  I did, however, enjoy my afternoon and learned a few things too. 
    K.S., Executive Director, Feb 2008

  • Sarah, I agree with you about the drive and interest and commitment of this group – AND your skill in herding us through the process.   Those people who are usually reluctant to speak clearly felt freedom.  You provided an atmosphere that was non-judgmental – very important to the process.  Also, I have a much more defined idea of where we’re going.  Thanks!    AFC Board member, Retreat participant, June 2006

  • Just want to thank you for your excellent job facilitating our retreat. We all felt that the retreat was productive, energetic, well-lead, with great participation from some folks who usually are quiet at other meetings.   Your role was tremendous in accomplishing this.  I know that I will be recommending you to others!  Thank you,   N. M., Hispanic Health Committee Retreat, March 2007

  • You were very engaged and not biased; you  focused on what was best for the organization overall and didn't try to shove our organization into a predetermined mold.  N.D., PRIDE Board Member; Board Training Jan, 2008
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