Fa•cil•i•tate:
To make things easier.
-Merriam-Webster

Spicer Facilitation

facilitates success by helping people, governments, and organizations to connect, build relationships, and achieve desired outcomes together.

Based in Pasadena, Newfoundland and Labrador, nestled in the Humber Valley, Spicer Facilitation can meet your needs in-person, or virtually.

Your facilitation style, while relaxed and engaging, also challenged us and brought us to a place where we were proud of what was accomplished at the evening’s end.

Christine Young
CEO, YMCA of Western NL
It was my first session with you. I now understand why people and organizations seek you, which I see daily on LinkedIn.

Niyati Singh
Graduate Assistant, Memorial University
I was very impressed by your cool headedness and you are personable. I think the project we were working on required quick thinking and planning and you helped to lead the process and comfortably involved all the stakeholders. Great job!

Emily Doyle
Postdoctoral Fellow, Memorial University
I’m extremely happy with the training provided by Carole, she is a warm and knowledgeable woman. What I liked most about the training, was that it was delivered in a professional manner with a side of personality. The virtual platforms and the program content were applicable and easy to use and follow. I highly recommend the programs themselves and Carole is a great facilitator!

Wendy Secord
Program Coordinator, Gander Status of Women Council
I’ve been in a lot of meetings and work sessions, in both academic and non-academic settings, and I’ve never seen one that was planned as carefully as Carole’s and yet maintained almost complete flexibility as the schedule, mood, or focus level in the room shifted. I wish we could afford to fly her down to New York to manage acrimonious faculty meetings.

Dr. David Peck
Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University
I have been a participant in planning days organized by Carole Spicer, and am always impressed by how well they are organized and reach results that help organizations in their next steps. She makes it easy, low stress, and meets every expectation.

Catherine Dempsey
Former Queen Bee, Newfoundland and Labrador Beekeeping Association

Spicer Facilitation offers multiple services to best achieve your goals. These include: Stakeholder Engagement & Public Participation, Strategic Planning, Facilitation & Meeting Management, and Professional Development Learning.


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Hudson Bay Polar Bear Population Stakeholder discussions, Indigenous Leaders, and Provincial and Federal Representatives, Nunavut, Nunavik, Quebec, and Ontario

Carole is skilled at creating a safe environment for her clients to share and learn new skills and information. She prides herself on the ability to customize solutions to meet the unique needs of the people she works with. She is experienced in facilitating discussions with stakeholders that hold differing views.

Carole is a member in good standing with IAP2 Canada, the International Association of Public Participation.  She has completed the Foundations training program in Effective Planning and Effective Techniques for Public Participation. Consequently, she is skilled in the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.

Public engagement is a legal requirement for many public bodies before approving policy changes, strategies or budgets.
Reviewing a strategic plan every three to five years is typical in many organizations.

This can be a daunting task; especially with new leaders or board members.

A good approach to strategic planning is to understand your current situation. Carole meets with all clients to discuss what exactly is the desired outcome and what success looks like.

Do you already have a strategic plan or is this a brand-new exercise? If you have a plan, have you attained your goals and objectives? Has the landscape changed in your organization, industry or community?

A facilitator can help determine who you serve, develop goals and objectives, identify values, and create mission and vision statements.

Strategic Planning Session, Newfoundland and Labrador Beekeeping Association 

Action Planning Session, Department of Language, Culture and Tourism, Nunatsiavut Government

If your meetings are getting bogged down, it is difficult to remain neutral, or you struggle to manage the participants and reach expectations, it may be time for external help. 

 

A facilitator plans, guides, and manages a group event to ensure the objectives are met effectively, with clear thinking, good participation and full buy-in from everyone who is involved.

Professional development learning can be a very formal process, such as a workshop, or can be informal, such as networking and sharing ideas from like-minded professionals in a community of practice.


A variety of workshops and events are offered by Spicer Facilitation.


Learning can be customized to suit your organization and tailored for in-person, virtual live facilitator-led or on-demand eLearning delivery.

 

Add a learning event to your next conference, AGM or professional development day.

Project Management Workshop, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University

How I make a difference.​
Strong relationships are one of my core values. A certified master trainer and facilitator, I use my experience to help my clients achieve desired outcomes.

A natural storyteller with a passion for my heritage, I often say I am in my dream job as I get to talk for a living.
Carole is 10th generation Canadian with her family originating from Newfoundland and Labrador. Currently she resides in Pasadena, NL with her husband Tim and their cat Velcro.

She is Chairperson of the Pasadena Heritage Society – NL, and Secretary of the Pasadena Public Library Board. She serves as a Mentor with the Atlantic Study & Stay NL program and Futurpreneur Canada.

If not volunteering, she enjoys snowshoeing, kayaking, reading, researching her family tree, or watching her beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.