Organizational Change Consulting and Facilitating—Kelly Gerling PhD

Community Facilitation

Discover the details of Kelly Gerling's Community Facilitation service for helping groups and organizations work together to be more cooperative.

With the problems in our economy, and increasingly, in the environment, there are some disputes and problems that cannot be solved by normal means, for these are not normal times. Members of different groups in communities sometimes need to come together to identify and solve problems. Involving many players, and developing workable plans can make a real difference. And doing this well requires processes of resolving conflicts, strategic planning, and higher levels of cooperating.

 ". . . there are some disputes and problems that cannot be solved by normal means, for these are not normal times."


For an example of Community Facilitation, consider the following case. At a recent Portland, Oregon conference in early October, 2009 I worked with a group. The conference was called Econvergence, which dealt with the economic and environmental crises in the Pacific Northwest. At the end of the conference, I worked with another facilitator, Peter Bohmer, to help a group of 130 participants at the conference to develop plans for following up the conference panels and workshops.


To take a look at this conference website, go here. To see the description of the final strategy session and closing at 3:15 p.m. on the last day of the conference, go here to the end of the schedule.


My Community Facilitation service provides processes to bring people in communities together. I help groups, such as issue advocacy organizations, that had been competing, to cooperate.


Here are some of the processes I provide via Community Facilitation:



If your group or neighborhood finds itself without a way to solve problems you face, consider my Community Facilitation service.






Tags: community facilitation, group process, neighborhood cooperation, non-profit groups, open space technology