The STOP team approached me in 2020 to help deliver their annual partner conference. The initiative was in the final phases of a $20M investment from Bloomberg Philanthropies and was looking to identify focal areas for impact.
We were tasked with helping:
The conference was developed and facilitated in partnership with Heather Lusardi, Coordinating Project Manager at the STOP initiative. It was during this event that I first piloted the 'fishbowl technique' in an online environment. The feedback from the clients, funders and attendees was overwhelmingly positive, and we are proud of this. We specifically wanted to model participation and teamwork within the online environment.
“David carefully managed the dynamics of a broad and disparate group in a way that brought out the best in our partnership. He fostered a sense of shared ownership and enabled us to make a step-change in our strategic planning and team-building in the most challenging of circumstances”.
"David is a wonderful facilitator to work with. He proved to be an extremely quick learner and was able to master the intricacies in the relationships among different partners within just a couple of weeks. His support leading up to and during the conference was invaluable. With his help, we were able to set clear agenda and engage in fruitful discussions. He was sharp in identifying issues in the middle of the conference and helped us expedite the discussions to achieve the set goals. This conference was one of the best virtual events I've attended, which is a reflection of David's dedication and skills as a facilitator".
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