CF&C offers Community Connecting
We Facilitate Teambuilding and Group Dynamics  

Our strongest learning is experiential.  
We create experiences for your team that give them insight into who they are together and how they want
to change, allowing opportunities to practice that change.  People transfer to the workplace what they
learn together

Our approach to Dialogue
The acronym TIMED acknowledges that time needs to be invested in the process and that we strive to find
an honest rhythm in the process.
T is Truth.  We seek our own truth by understanding our emotion and experience.
I is Intention.  Clarifying our intention for the conversation keeps us focused and informs our approach.
M is Monitor the dialogue.  Specific skills and practices support this work.
E is Explore mutual meaning as both parties speak and listen and test where they are arriving
D is Decide together what happens next.

Our work supports and even challenges people to connect ideas, to connect to the world around them, to
connect to other people, to connect to themselves and to connect to their strengths.  These connections
invariably create community and make many other things possible as people become greater together than
the sum of their individual assets.

Meetings, Focus Groups and Strategic Planning
Give focus to the Initiation and vitalizing stages of your project or approach:
  • Benefit from a design that is custom built to the desired result
  • Bring all voices into the conversation
  • Discover the creativity in the group and apply it to your challenges
  • We apply Organization Development principles to all our work, bringing out the best in people and attaining
    lasting results
We facilitate meetings, workshops and retreats, setting a safe context for connections and emergence.

Promote Vibrant Teams
Give focus to learning from observation, individual reflection and group reflection:

Whether trying to get past a road block or wanting an organizational health check up, teams can learn to
  • Listen actively to each other
  • Give appreciative feedback
  • Appreciate different points of view
  • Build consensus
  • Discover the community that they are
  • Generate new ideas.
It is in the crucial conversations that organizations achieve breakthroughs.  

Leaders can reinforce a thriving organizational climate by:
  • Creating a safe space for open communication and for experimentation
  • Encouraging leadership in everyone
  • Offering positive reinforcement
  • Helping staff build on strengths
  • Keeping the group open to each other and to new ideas
  • Supporting the sharing of knowledge
  • Letting individual energies be spent in increasing the effectiveness of the group.

facilitating team
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amazing trees in Oahu rain forest
"The joy of looking and
comprehending is nature's most
beautiful gift."
-Albert Einstein
table from large group retreat in New Orleans
“Kate did an exceptional job designing the
day’s activities that elicited valuable
feedback from our advisory group
members.  This will assist us in strategic
Mary Brasler, Asthma and Allergy
    Foundation of America