Bridging Communication Gaps in a Transforming, Time-Challenged World 


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FACILITATED MEETINGS:  Decision-making Breakthroughs

There are times when clients ask Nance to facilitate one-day Board meetings, special topic meetings or problem solving retreats. 

Rather than providing traditional retreat experiences to teach new skills or generate teamwork, these meetings help an organization that has a single point focus and is often on a deadline driven mission. 

Or, they help a group of senior executives get past roadblocks and make key decisions.  

Sometimes clients just want a facilitator who has a background, such as Nance has, in working with sensitive and often politically charged topics among high-level participants.

"You took nine CEO's, all from different walks of life, on a journey that gave us a powerful appreciation for what makes each of us unique."

Gary Saunders -
Forum Moderator, Young Presidents' Organization (YPO)

Examples of the types of strategic focus meetings that Nance has facilitated include: 

- University Board of Directors refocusing direction and increase its fundraising 

- Hospital Board exploring expansion and seeking to enroll and engage constituents 

- Statewide Consortium of CEO's and senior officials representing public education organizations sought to expand its influence as an advocate for children and for improving the quality of public education 

- Statewide medical society was challenged in creating a mentoring initiative for doctors and was seeking a breakthrough in how to proceed.

"Nance has facilitated retreats for us involving board members, physicians, scientists, and other key leaders. She helped us crystallize the agendas and 'real' objectives of the meetings, and served as a catalyst for collaborative decision making."   MORE

W. Jarrard Goodwin, MD, FACS
Director, University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Approach: Applying communication tools to unlock solutions

This special meeting-retreat service includes helping clients hone in on the objectives and identifying the existing and potential roadblocks and the breakthrough points. Using a proprietary breakthrough model of problem solving, Nance helps clients identify specific outcomes that would result in success. 

Applying her journalistic experience in collecting data and discerning untold stories, she uses a strategic interview process with a cross-section of participants to discern how to help the group achieve its goals. Then she works with the client to make sure that participants are heard and understood. 

As a result, previously unresolved issues are constructively dealt with, generating the needed breakthroughs and progress the clients seek.


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