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Our Services

Facilitation Services

The professional staff at the Facilitation Center has more than 30 years experience facilitating a diverse array of meetings.  The most common services we provide are listed below; however, this is not a complete list, as our services can be expanded based on client needs.  If our professional staff does not have a specific expertise needed by the client for a project, we can work through internal partnerships at the University to fulfill a broader array of needs. 

  • Agenda Development
  • On-site Facilitation
  • Meeting Design
  • Meeting Logistics
  • Meeting Preparation
  • Personality and Behavioral Profiles
  • Facilitation Tools and Supplies
  • Registration Tracking and Reporting
  • Report Writing

Sample Meeting Types

The types of meetings we commonly facilitate vary a great deal, however, below are some of the more common types of meetings we facilitate.  We also conduct trainings throughout the year to teach techniques and tools related to these types of meetings.

  • Action Planning
  • Brainstorming/Creative Thinking
  • Build Commitment/Engagement
  • Build Community Partnerships
  • Business Planning
  • Corporate/Staff Retreats
  • Decision-making
  • Focus Groups/Stakeholder Feedback
  • Goal Setting
  • Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis
  • Occupational Analysis
  • Organizational/Process Improvements
  • Problem Solving
  • Reach Consensus
  • Strategic Planning
  • Team/Relationship Building

Group Size

We have facilitated meetings for small groups (less than 10) and very large groups (100+).  Depending on the client's needs and the type of meeting, we may have recommendations regarding group size and what we have found to work best.  For example, a DACUM Occupational Analysis works best with a panel of six - eight participants. 


Where We Facilitate

The Center can facilitate meetings in a variety of settings and through the years, we have facilitated meetings just about everywhere imaginable!  We have facilitated meetings on campus and within the local community, as well as, across the country including Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington,. 

While we can facilitate in just about any space, there are obviously some spaces that are more ideal than others.  We also have guidelines we follow regarding small group work, display-thinking and other factors to consider, therefore, we prefer to consult with a client on location before it is determined.


Facilitation Services for Southern Growth Forum

Facilitated by the Facilitation Center at EKU, the 2010 Southern Growth Forum brought in local community, education and business leaders, as well as, local high school students to develop strategies around the topic: "Mapping the Road to Economic Recovery". This video features Center director Karen Russell and highlights just one of the many facilitation services we offer.

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