Forrest Marketing + Communications
 

Facilitation

 
An effective facilitator must be able engage people in discussion in a group environment, be an active listener, interpret what is being said by the participants and accurately communicate those results to the client. Pat Forrest is recognized for these skills and abilities.

It has been my pleasure to work with Pat on a few projects. I have enjoyed her professionalism, her dedication, her incredible literary capabilities and her contagious enthusiasm. It impresses me when Pat pitches in and helps the entire team to be successful instead of just focusing on her portion of the project. When facilitating, she has the experience to know what questions to ask; the tenacity to find the answers; and the skills to present the findings in compelling and understandable terms. When coordinating events or conferences, she has exceptional organizational abilities; unique ideas; and a cutting edge knack for marketing. Regardless of the idea or project, Pat is someone who can shape a successful outcome. She is a great person to have on speed dial.
Wanda Botsford, Wanda Botsford Consulting
 
I have had the pleasure of working with Patricia Forrest for many years and can state without hesitation that she is one of most effective and skilled facilitator with whom I’ve ever worked. Pat is very professional, organized and well-prepared, and is extremely skilled at facilitating multi-functional groups on highly technical and complex subject matters. She excels at effectively keeping the group energized, focused and on-task even when the issues evoked strong emotions.
Douglass Legg
Principal
douglass legg & associates
 
Sample projects:
  • Facilitator, strategic planning sessions, Tourism Northern Ontario, 2012-present
  • Facilitator, strategic planning session, Northern Ontario RTO 13C, 2012
  • Focus group facilitator, Healthy Communities project, Thunder Bay District Health Unit, 2010
  • Facilitator, Strategic Planning Session, Women's Reference Group, North Superior Workforce Planning Board, 2010
  • Group facilitator, Mission Employability III, North Superior Workforce Planning Board, 2010
  • Town Hall Co-facilitator, Municipality of Neebing, 2010
  • Facilitator, Stepping Up the Experience Tourism Forum, Dryden, 2009
  • Facilitator, Working Together, Succeeding Together Tourism Forum, Dryden, 2009
  • Focusgroup facilitatorThunder Bay District Health Unit (flu shots, immunization), 2007
  • Strategic planning facilitator, Thuncer Bay Children's Aid Society, 2006
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