Meeting Facilitation

Class6aGood meetings do not happen by  magic. They require a strong process and careful planning. They need structure and direction, and must be conducted in an environment that encourages creativity and communication. This applies equally to requirements elicitation and group visioning.

When groups of people meet to make decisions, each individual brings a unique set of viewpoints, anxieties, needs, and values to the table. When multiple stakeholder groups are represented, the challenge of achieving agreement and alignment increases dramatically.


This is where Parnassus Analytics can help. We have been refining our group-planning framework for nearly thirty years. That framework consists of objective facilitation combined with custom meeting process design. There are many advantages to this approach because it…

  • …mitigates emotional responses that can impede group decision-making
  • …promotes inclusion rather than exclusion
  • …encourages combinative group creativity, yielding a higher value result
  • …focuses on the positive aspect of needs, desires, and problems
  • …encourages group ownership of results
  • …exposes and addresses tensions and misunderstandings
  • …fosters alignment and consensus

We develop each meeting process based on the unique requirements of the client and situation. We have used the framework successfully across a variety of environments including:

  • Strategic planning for nonprofit boards of directors
  • Program road mapping for Fortune 500 companies
  • Program assessment projects
  • Group visioning for public organizations
  • Team-building retreats
  • Mission statement development

Whatever your decision-making requirements may be, Parnassus Analytics can help you get the most out of your meeting time. We can help you put your people first and achieve alignment across your stakeholder groups.

Firms for which we have provided facilitation value include:

  • Seattle City Light
  • Seagate Technology
  • Sequim School District
  • Virgin Entertainment Group
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce


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