Dialogue Facilitation for Rose Scharlin Cooperative School

Project Description

Reasons for facilitation

  • Difficulty communicating effectively and productively on school programs and roles
  • Existing animosity and previously lost trust between stakeholders
  • Differing opinions on direction for the school
  • Some parents had taken their kids out of the school due to the ongoing level of conflict


  • Highly productive meeting with all agenda items addressed in a relatively short period of time
  • Members were able to hear one another from a receptive space
  • Members followed guidance to avoid accusatory language and instead spoke from their own experience using “I” messages.
  • Successful process and techniques learned for future meetings

Project Details

  • WhoRose Scharlin Cooperative School
  • WhatFacilitation of board meeting
  • WhenMay 2015
  • WhereRose Scharlin Cooperative Nursery School