Helen J. Wythe BA, CTP, CPF, OSW, CPC
This page is all About me – Facilitrix Helen – just a little snipit.
My consulting firm has serviced 100’s of organizations ranging from international, national, regional and community; from Federal, Provincial, Cities and Municipalities; from Professional Associations to Networks; from Private, Public. Not For Profit to Charities. These organizations work in the health care, education, child welfare, transportation, retail and manufacturing sectors.
I have designed, conducted, recorded and documented meetings ranging from ½ day to 5 days involving 10 to 500 participants working on topics such as business development, policy development, strategic planning, organizational restructuring and change management.
I have trained people in facilitation, strategic planning, community development, train the trainer, leadership, communication, team, interpersonal, time management and governance skills.
I have coached hundreds of people in leadership, meeting facilitation, governance, team building, stress management and burnout.
I would have to say being involved in Summit’s has been a major milestone for me. In total, I have been involved in a dozen Summits. For nine of these Summits I was the Master Facilitator and three of these Summits I was a member of the Facilitation Team. Bringing together a Team of 25 professionals to assist some 200 plus subject matter experts to dialogue and plan on a specific topic, has been both tremendously challenging and so very rewarding. From time to time I hear of developments from the Provinces, Communities and Groups where I have working on Summits and I can trace their achievements back to the decisions and or planning done at those Summits. Follow the link provided and you will find a copy of a letter I received from the Premier of Manitoba regarding one such event. Premier_Greg_Selinger_Letter
I have been fortunate to attend many wonderful learning experience around the world. I was honoured to present on a wide range of facilitation topics at these Conferences. I have listed a few of them below.
International Association of Facilitators North American 2015 Conference
International Association of Facilitators North American 2014 Conference
International Association of Facilitators Europe 2014 Conference
International Association of Facilitators 2013 Conference
International Association of Facilitators 2012 Conference
International Association of Facilitators 2011 Conference
International Association of Facilitators 2010 Conference
International Association of Facilitators 2008 Conference
International Association of Facilitators 2006 Conference
International Association of Facilitators 2004 Conference
International Association of Facilitators 2001 Conference
ICA Millennium Connection, International Institute of Cultural Affairs
International Association of Facilitators 2000 Conference
Over the years, I have had the privilege of having articles published in local community papers and professional newsletters focusing on a wide range of topics.
My speaking engagements range from Human Resource Management Association to Professional Women’s Association. I have spoken on a variety of topics ranging from planning to facilitation. At present I speak on facilitating resilience in your own life and / or your organization.
I have been employed as a group facilitator working in the domestic violence field for 10 years and a freelance professional process facilitator for 21 years. I am one of a handful with the following credentials: BA in Psychology, Education and Recreation/Athletic Studies, Certificates in Health Care and Not for Profit Management, Certified Professional Facilitator (IAF CPF), Certified Technology of Participation Facilitator (ICA CTF), Certified One Smart World Facilitator/Trainer and soon to be a Certified Professional Coach (ICCA CPC).
Outside of work, I have many pursuits. The first and most important is family and my granddaughter. I have many friends around the globe, my husband Rod and I enjoy catching up on their exploits in person or via Skype, social media or a cup of coffee. Being a Libran I am not balanced if I am not able to touch Mother Earth, or smell the air after a rain or grow hibiscus.
I am a voracious reader and will spend any spare moment reading a book. I am one of those who has at least a dozen books on the go and will pick them up when the urge strikes and read a chapter or two and put it down for another day. Currently I have the following books on tap: The Resilience Breakthrough, The Alchemist, Resilience How to Survive and Thrive.
Traveling with my husband to visit friends and work is an activity I do enjoy – especially now that I can pack enough for a month in one carry on. I like to prepare healthy and tasty meals. My choice of exercise is a walk/run combo – 6.5 km in under an hour – not bad for a Grandma.
I have several causes where I devote my energies after work and personal pursuits. My first is closely related to my work as a facilitator which is herding cats. I am Chair of our local Save Our Strays Committee which operates a Trap Neuter Return program.My team has successfully reduced our annual litter of kittens to a healthy re-population as opposed to an over-population situation. We also test our cat population for various cat diseases such as Feline HIV and Mange. Sick and or hurt cats are helped in the most loving and humane way possible.
My second volunteer effort is closely related to my love of group facilitation. For the past seven years I have volunteered in various capacities to support the professional group facilitation movement at a Regional and Global levels with the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). In 2014-2015, I served as the Regional Director for Canada on the International Association of Facilitators Global Board of Directors.
I offer a free 30-minute consultation session, so we can discuss your options. The purpose of this free consultation session is to determine if the project that you have in mind is a good fit for you and me – Facilitrix Helen. To contact me, you can call 780.628.5669; Skype helen_wythe or email email@example.com. I will be back in touch with you within 24-48 hours of receiving your request.