Zebra can facilitate meetings, awaydays and events for visioning, strategic planning, business planning, action planning and conflict resolution. The groups we work with can be large or small and include staff teams, partnerships, service users and community groups.

Zebra can facilitate workshops that help to energise, strengthen, focus or “unstick” your team. We believe that organisations work best when they’re drawing on the strengths and resources of the whole team and working towards the aspirations of everybody involved. This is particularly important at times of change.

Zebra facilitators are experienced in using a variety of methods, including Open Space, World Cafe, Consensus Workshops and Participatory Appraisal. We can weave together different styles and processes to create a session tailored to your aims.

Our facilitation style draws on our core values: it promotes equality, encourages participation and is solution-focused – we build on strengths and successes and resources in the group, build shared vision, and focus on what works and what can be done.

We’re very familiar with facilitating in difficult situations and do this by setting and maintaining clear ground rules, focusing on areas of agreement and drawing continuously on the group’s aims, purpose and reason for being.

Strong facilitation balanced with good listening and respect for all are key to our success in tackling such tough situations.

We’ll work with you to design a process which builds on the best of what’s already happening, develops a shared understanding of how it could be and clarifies the best way to get there. The style of the workshop can be as business-like or creative as you’d like.

“I wanted to personally thank you for the workshop you facilitated yesterday. The feedback I have received from all has been very positive. It has made me think about what we, as an agency, need to do better, differently and do for the first time. Thank you once again and I’m sure we will be calling on your services again.”

“May I thank you for the way you facilitated this difficult meeting and for your input into the very positive outcome.”