Barefoot Facilitation Inc. has quickly become recognized as the facilitation solution of choice among a growing group of non-profit, public and private sector clients across Canada.
We work with you to create facilitation and training solutions that are relaxed and informal while being results oriented and engaging. We want to help you do GREAT work and we’ll work with you to make it happen.
And don’t you think better with your shoes off? We do!
Gerard uses state of the art methods that are engaging and that have a strong impact on the individuals and on the organization. One of the most personable and creative persons I have encountered who consistently gets results.
What I very much appreciate is that Gerard works diligently with his client to understand expectations and desired outcomes, and then comes up with an approach that meets the client’s needs. It never feels as if I am getting a “cookie cutter” facilitated session with Gerard.”
Gerard is a great collaborator, has innovative ideas and gets things done. His enthusiastic approach is contagious and fun. If you like to laugh, learn and enjoy yourself, Gerard is a great person to connect with. I highly recommend!
Gerard is an accomplished, versatile consultant and exceptional facilitator, who tailors his approach to meet each client's needs. It was a gift to work with him and I look forward to another opportunity in the near future!
I have learned so much from Gerard, both as a participant in workshops he's facilitated, but also I have learned a lot about facilitating and he's helped me change my own practice. Gerard truly teaches by example!
Gerard creates an open, comfortable atmosphere through his facilitation style. He appropriately encourages participation from group members and leads members successfully to achieve their outcomes.
Gerard makes it FUN as well as productive. I am always on the lookout for Gerard's next class so I can sign up right away!
Gerard is the most knowledgeable, energetic, funny, and exciting facilitator that I have had the pleasure to work with. His enthusiasm is contagious and if you don't learn something from a session facilitated by Gerard, you have been asleep!
UPCOMING PUBLIC WORKSHOPS
Retirement Dimensions™: Exploring Retirement Preferences
Date: December 11, 2019
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Board Room – 2nd floor at Hawthorne Business Centre (380 Bedford Highway, Halifax)
Are you thinking about retirement, or are you newly retired and interested in broadening your retirement activity options? This workshop will help you discover who you are and what you need in order to truly enjoy your retirement.
During this half-day workshop you will explore your values, strengths, concerns, interests and relationship preferences, as well as your philosophical view of retirement. Retirement Dimensions™ helps you to set goals and plan for the future. It gives you permission to dream outside the retirement box!
REGISTER EARLY – ONLY 10 SEATS AVAILABLE!
Find details and registration form here: Workshops
Facilitation ABCs: Fundamentals of Facilitating Learning
Date: SPRING 2020 (date to be finalized in Fall 2019)
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm each day, with morning and afternoon breaks
Location: Elm Meeting Room, Future Inns – 30 Fairfax Drive in Halifax, NS
An effective facilitator engages learners to share responsibility in achieving the learning objectives. This three day workshop will equip you with foundational tools to facilitate a meaningful in-person learning experience. It’s a highly interactive and FUN immersion into the world of workshop facilitation!
Join us and explore the elements of an effective workshop opening and closing, the experiential learning cycle and its importance for adult learners. You’ll discuss various facilitator-centred and learner-centred instructional techniques and apply the ORID focused conversation method for optimizing group reflection following learning activities. And you’ll walk away with practical tips for adapting to individual learning styles during a workshop and handling typical group dynamics!
For registration information contact firstname.lastname@example.org