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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've known Carolyn through a spiritual community for about 20 years and have had the wisdom of her drive, insight, integrity, truth-speaking, humor and intelligence. When I was given the opportunity to buy a business with another acupuncturist I knew that engaging Carolyn's partnership could create a lot of ease and perspective with the complex dialogue, negotiations, power struggles, vision and contractual details. Her presence, deep listening and reflection did just that and served not only myself but everyone involved in the process. Now that I'm moving ahead with the business I have the confidence of knowing that I can always re-engage Carolyn if I need to and that gives me great comfort!"
- Gretchen