Tag Archives: Facilitation and Stakeholder Engagement

Beth Ward

Vast infrastructure systems underpin nearly every aspect of modern life. The roads and transit systems we rely on to get to and from work; the pipes that transport the water we drink; the lines that bring electricity we need to power our homes and offices—all have become indispensable. This critical

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Ross Brindle

Building a technology roadmap is hard. It’s difficult to predict research breakthroughs and the pace of technology gains even when other variables are within your direct control. But these challenges multiply in a consortium setting, where member organizations may have competing interests, priorities, and perspectives. Think about it: individual companies

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Sarah Lichtner
Nexight Skills Are Life Skills
Sarah LichtnerApril 8, 2016

At Nexight, we regularly apply our diverse technical expertise and tested facilitation, strategic planning, and communication techniques to help our clients solve their most challenging problems. These skills are so effective at developing actionable solutions that I’ve used them to improve how I handle complex situations in my own life

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Shruti Kuppa

Lately fewer young people see themselves working in the government. For many, the dream is to move to California to run a hot, new startup company. This change in career preference among millennials has caused a rift in the otherwise-stable public sector job market. For tech-savvy programmers, startups can offer

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Christiana Sherman

Two weeks ago, I traveled to a rural community in northern Nicaragua with MANOS, a nonprofit organization from the College of William & Mary. They have been partnering with the community for eight years to address their top health concerns: access to clean water, nutrition, and the environment. I have traveled

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Jack Eisenhauer
Engaging CEOs to Solve the World’s Problems
Jack EisenhauerApril 7, 2015

Tackling today’s biggest challenges requires the public and private sectors to coordinate their intellectual and financial resources across multiple industries and disciplines. But even highly committed partners using the best collaborative models may find their progress stalled. The sheer complexity of the partnership or the inability to commit key resources

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Jack Eisenhauer

This month, Nexight Group has been particularly busy with facilitation at 10 separate facilitated meetings. Although Ross and I have facilitated more than 300 meetings and workshops during our careers, every facilitation we conduct requires careful planning, thoughtful design, and attention to detail. Facilitation takes lots of planning and practice

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Lindsay Kishter

Live-action active shooter drills are unparalleled training tools for emergency responders to work through the stress of an incident in real time and identify obstacles. Live drills can also be highly effective in preparing companies and employees—if they’re not too overcome by fear to know they are being trained. That’s

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Jack Eisenhauer

Tabletop exercises are the best way to assess your organization’s emergency preparedness without having to experience an actual disaster. They help validate effective procedures, build muscle memory, strengthen relationships with partners, and identify critical gaps in response and recovery efforts. Too often, however, exercises fail to take advantage of all

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Sarah Lichtner

There are several different ways to gather information. Last month, Vicky provided tips for conducting successful interviews. But another option we often employ at Nexight is conducting surveys. While getting people on the phone or talking to them in person allows the opportunity for follow-up questions and potentially more candid

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