Global movement in innovative facilitation comes to Guelph January 29, 30

The following media release was first issued by Shared Value Solutions Ltd.

January 28, 2014 – Sweden’s Next Stop You connects with the Guelph/Wellington Community Food Hub for an Open Space planning session and facilitator training workshop.

Like Canada, Sweden is experiencing rapid social and economic change. Shared Value Solutions and the City of Guelph are hosting two Swedish facilitators this week who are actively involved in helping organizations in Europe and beyond (Sweden, Serbia, Albania, Germany, and the Philippines) plan for and manage this change. These two professional leadership coaches are coming to Guelph to train local facilitators on the use of Open Space technology for addressing and solving complex change management and planning processes. This approach is especially useful for invigorating leadership and community participation. The training workshop takes place January 29 and 30.

The first day of the training will involve hands-on action planning with the Guelph/Wellington Community Food Hub (also known as SEED). This workshop will bring together about 100 people working in local food and food security and food accessibility in Guelph and Wellington County.

Anna-Eva Lohe is one of the facilitators: “I think we have something very unique to offer. We hope that our European experience will be valuable to the workshop participants from Guelph. We are also very interested in learning about how plans and decisions are made here and taking back lessons from Guelph to our projects and clients in Europe.”

There are a few spaces left for the workshop. Anyone interested in attending can contact Jeremy Shute at Shared Value Solutions ( or 226-706-8888 extension 105).

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About Shared Value Solutions Ltd.

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For more information

Leah Culver, M.A.
Human Environment Consultant
226-706-8888 extension 112
226-314-1200 (fax)