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"…Lisa has facilitated the last two M&E coordinator workshops. She quickly gained a good understanding of the issues and communicates well with and is appreciated by the group. Lisa has a dynamic facilitation style and uses a wide range of very effective techniques. She takes the pressure off me allowing me to focus on the content. I highly recommended Lisa as a facilitator."…

Hugo Toro

(Australian Government M&E, NRM Joint Team)

"The one day workshop on how to negotiate was helpful as it created a good atmosphere within the group and assisted us to get to know each other before we had to start the actual project"


Useful Reading

Breaking the Impasse: Consensual Approaches to Resolving Public Disputes.
Lawrence Susskind and Jeffrey Cruikshank, 1987.

Building Consensus for a Sustainable Future: Putting Principles into Practice.
Gerald Cormick, Norman Dale, Paul Emond, S. Glenn Sigurdson and Barry D. Stuart. 1996.

Collaborating: Finding Common Ground for Multiparty Problems.
Barbara Gray. 1989.

Dealing With People You Canít Stand.
Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner. 1994.

Facilitatorís Guide to Participatory Decision-Making.
Kaner. New Society Publishers, 1996.

Future Search, An Action Guide to Finding Common Ground in Organizations and Communities.
Weisbord, M. and Janoff, S. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1995.

Getting Past No: Negotiating with Difficult People.
William Ury.

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In.
Roger Fisher and William Ury. 1991.

How to Become a Better Negotiator.
Patterson, J.G. New York: American Management Association. 1996.

How to Make Collaboration Work.
David Straus. 2002.

How to Make Meetings Work.
Doyle, M. and Straus, D. New York: Berkley Books, 1993.

Making Collaboration Work: Lessons from Innovation in Natural Resource Management.
Julia M. Wondolleck and Steven L. Yaffee. 2000.

Managing Public Disputes: A Practical Guide to Handling Conflict and Reaching Agreements.
Susan Carpenter and W.J.D. Kennedy. 1988.

Soul at Work: Listen, Respond, Let Go.
2000. Roger Lewin and Birute Regine. 2000.

The Consensus Building Handbook.
Editors: L. Susskind, S. McKearnan and J. Thomas-Larmer. 1999.

The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization.
Peter M. Senge. 1990.

The Handbook of Dispute Resolution.
Michael L. Moffitt and Robert C. Bordone (editors), San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.

The Skilled Facilitator.
Roger M. Schwarz. 1994