I’m a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) and conflict resolution professional with over fifteen years of experience. I work with groups struggling with complex problems and fragile relationships.
I’ve helped teams create strategies and solutions to tackle a wide array of complex challenges. More and more, I’m called on to help groups harness the dynamics of conflict and collaboration. I especially enjoy working with large groups, and have facilitated and moderated events for over 200 people. Online, I take refreshing and innovative approaches to virtual facilitation.
My approach is informed by twenty years in the design and technology industries. With a background in human-centred design and design thinking, I’ve led design and strategy teams and consulted with international and Fortune 500 companies.
Dave is also a skilled professional writer and editor who uses simple language to communicate clearly and effectively. My wife says I’m funny, but not always in a good way.
Training, Certification and Techniques
- The National Charrette Institute (2011)
- The International Association of Public Participation (2012)
- The Conflict Resolution Certificate program at Mount Royal University (2017)
I use a selection of facilitation techniques from the Technology of Participation, Open Space Technology, BarCamp, the National Charrette Institute, the World Cafe and interest-based conflict resolution. Other training includes The Art of Hosting with the Berkana Institute.
Sectors and Industries
I’ve designed and facilitated meetings, consultations and workshops for:
- Corporate and business clients
- Community, and industry organizations
- For-profit companies and corporations of all sizes
I’ve worked in corporate sectors that include:
- Building and construction
- Consumer electronics
- Groceries and consumer-packaged goods
- Health care
- Hospitality and tourism
- Performing Arts
I’ve worked in government sectors that include:
- Economic development
- Occupational health and safety
- Planning and development
- Public parks
- Policy and governance
- Public transportation