Shankland and Associates LLC strives to custom design each event to meet the client’s needs, and uses the Technology of Participation, ToP® Methods of Facilitation, along with many other approaches. The Focused Conversation and Consensus Workshop Methods are the two basic building blocks in our approach. Our aim is to provide a creative environment where groups work to achieve their own objectives. We design group processes which draw the best thinking from the participants; we do not provide ideas or advice on the subject matter content. We guide group participation which integrates relevant research data with the experience of the people in the event. We blend both intuitive and analytical thinking to build consensus and to strengthen the commitment of team members. We engage participants in powerful face-to-face meetings and utilize online technology for efficient virtual sessions.