Spicer Facilitation & Learning 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 & Learning can meet your needs in-person, or virtually.

Strong relationships are one of the core values of owner and founder, Carole Spicer. A certified master trainer and facilitator, Carole uses her experience to help her clients achieve desired outcomes.

A natural storyteller with a passion for her heritage, Carole often says she is in her dream job as she gets to talk for a living.

Carole is 10th generation Canadian with her family originating from Newfoundland and Labrador. She currently resides in Pasadena, NL with her husband 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.


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2021 at Spicer Facilitation & Learning
Carole at Killdevil Camp and Conference Centre, Lomond, NL
Public Engagement
Stakeholder discussions about the Hudson Bay Polar Bear Population with Indigenous Leaders, and Provincial and Federal Governments

Public engagement is a legal requirement for many public bodies before approving policy changes, strategies or budgets.

Stakeholder Engagement & Public Participation

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 and 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.

Strategic Planning

Reviewing a strategic plan every three to five years is typical in most 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 SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) is a good place to start.

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

Newfoundland and Labrador Beekeeping Association Strategic Planning Session
Dialogue about Cannabis with Provincial Social Workers

Meeting Facilitation & Management

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

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. 

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 days.

Project Management training for students at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University