Within any group, there are myriad combinations of experiences, ideas, and knowledge that can be brought together to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Yet most traditional meeting formats leave little space for discovering these connections.
New Directions Collaborative designs and facilitates events that are highly-interactive, inspiring, and enable deeper levels of interconnection, synergy, and learning amongst participants than traditional meeting formats. Our focus is on enabling diversity to become the source of innovative solutions. We help clients discover the most appropriate locally-grown solutions, trusting that the “wisdom is in the room” and that the strategies most attuned to the group’s unique context and needs will emerge. We also specialize in how to create inviting spaces for voices not traditionally at the table and navigating differences and conflict in ways that create transformative solutions.
Our meeting design draws on innovative techniques that strengthen networks and provide experiential understanding of the power of networks, such as strategic questioning tools for brainstorming, The World Café, and visuals that help participants “see the system.”
Our services can also help your event “walk the talk ‘’ and be a model of the green practices and social responsibility goals you are working towards – from delicious organic food to day lit healthy meeting space to the carbon footprint of participants’ travel.
Click here for case studies of some of our facilitation projects.