Meeting Design - Group Facilitation - Facilitator Training - Virtual Meetings
Sherwood and Eunice Shankland are co-owners of Shankland and Associates, LLC an independent consulting firm based in Centennial, Colorado. As management consultants and professional facilitators, the Shanklands offer their clients services in program design, group facilitation and facilitator training. Their basic approach is to use methods which emphasize participation of multiple stakeholders, consensus building and action plans.
Shankland and Associates is connected to an active network of facilitators in the USA and around the world. The Shanklands are founding members of the International Association of Facilitators, (IAF www.iaf-world.org) which has established a code of ethics, professional facilitation competencies and a facilitator certification process.
For thirty years, the Shanklands have been affiliated with The Institute of Cultural Affairs, (ICA) where, as international staff, they helped to develop the Technology of Participation (ToP®). The ToP facilitation methods were originally used in local community planning efforts. Eunice and Sherwood spent ten years adapting and refining the ToP methods in self-help community development projects in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Jamaica. (see: www.ica-usa.org)
As independent consultants since 1989, the Shanklands have applied these same facilitation methods to Strategic and Operational Planning for a wide range of clients. In the business sector they have designed and delivered programs in product design, marketing, leadership development and centralized mortgage processing. They have provided services to governmental agencies, not-for-profit and faith-based organizations, universities, school systems and professional associations in the United States and in fourteen other countries.
Both Eunice and Sherwood are qualified by the Institute of Cultural Affairs (USA) as Mentor-Trainers in the Technology of Participation (ToP®) Series. They conduct training sessions for organizations to develop internal facilitation capabilities. They also organize and deliver public courses in facilitation skills. Their training experience includes executive coaching, mentoring, training of trainers and developing self-managing teams.
Each Shankland and Associates contract begins with a design session where client needs are carefully analyzed and a specific response is crafted to meet those needs. In facilitating, every effort is made to remain neutral, and to transfer our experience and methods to the client. Documentation of results is done on a real-time basis, and follow-up services are available as required.
Shankland and Associates LLC - Client References
Sherman Fairchild Chairman
Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts
New York University
14 East 78th Street
New York, N.Y. 10021
Consultant: Reconciliation and Peace-Building
15454 Championship Drive
Haymarket VA 20169-3152
703-987-5269 Mobile Bill
Eunice and Sherwood Shankland were both “born and raised” in the Methodist Church, Sherwood in East Cleveland, Ohio and Eunice in the Philippines. Eunice is an ordained Methodist Deaconess, and both are ordained elders in the Presbyterian Church, USA. We were members of Burke PC USA for 20 years in Virginia; then we move to Colorado in 2008 and are now members of Smoky Hill UMC – Rev. Glenda Ulmer, Lead Pastor (303) 690-9816 ext. 203 GlendaU@smokyhillumc.org
Representative Faith-based communities and organizations where we have conducted planning and training programs: