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Facilitation is an art and a skill. The facilitator has two jobs:

  • First, get meeting participants to achieve whatever goal they’ve set for themselves;
  • Next, keep the group intact. Not easy when participants often attend meetings with opposing views and unconstructive behavior.
Effective facilitators know how to size up the players and guide them on a trajectory that fulfills a meeting’s objectives and builds team cohesion. Finally the artful facilitator must avoid the temptation to inject his or her 'issues' into the mix. Sig Cohen regularly facilitates meetings that address fair housing issues and mediation sessions that seek to resolve child abuse and neglect matters so they won’t go to litigation. His facilitation skills were instrumental in establishing a religious congregation in the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC. And he has conducted meetings concerned with health policy and local school reform.

Engaging meeting participants, sustaining energy, moving smoothly through the agenda, sticking to a time-frame, and getting buy-in (wherever possible) are hallmarks of Sig's facilitation style.

Please call Sig Cohen at 202-544-2448 for more information.

Sig Cohen

"I first worked with Carolyn Parr over 20 years ago, and she has impressed me over all these years as being strong, decisive, fair, and smart, as well as having great 'people skills.'  It seems to me that these are just the qualities you want from an ADR neutral.  And, sure enough, those who have used her for ADR work tell me she is first rate."
- Phil West, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson