Partnering Facilitation

Fulcrum Associates - Leadership Training and Development, Team BuildingWhenever we receive a call for a Partnering workshop our associate, Russ Hanson, always comes through. This past month, Russ once again demonstrated the breadth and depth of facilitation services Fulcrum offers. (To learn about Partnering, click here.)

This assignment was to help the involved parties prepare for the expansion and renovation of facilities to create a Centre of Excellence at York University’s Glendon College in Toronto. Russ brought together the key players in the project–York officials, the prime contractor, several sub-contractors/consultants, and the architectural firm. They created a “partnering charter,” identified major goals, outlined agreed-upon ways they will work together, and raised and resolved any questions and concerns…in advance!

Working his magic over a day and a half, Russ either met or exceeded the expectations of all 20 participants. They now look forward to a construction project with minimal conflict, bolstered by their capacity to resolve any differences that do arise.

As December arrives, most of us are gradually turning our attention to the upcoming holiday season and all the frenzy and fun that comes with it. I hope that you will be able to take some down time from what has been, let’s face it, a very stressful year. Linda and I are looking forward to taking a Caribbean cruise with our very favorite line, Star Clipper.

The very best wishes from both of us for 2011,

Ian CookBest wishes,

Ian Cook


Terra Nova In the Spotlight this Month

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Ian Cook, MILR, CSP, is a presenter, facilitator and executive coach. He works with managers who want to increase their effectiveness as a leader and build a stronger team. To book Ian for a training seminar, team facilitation or keynote presentation, call toll-free at: 1-888-FULCRUM (385-2786) or e-mail: Ian Cook.