...can't wait for in-person meetings  to have important or hard conversations

We use powerful facilitation tools to lead your team through courageous conversations about what’s getting in the way of the work. Whether your team is physically together or distanced, we create shared space for the clearings, resolutions, and commitments that get the team back on track.

...need to recruit and onboard new talent without meeting in person

It's about people, not process. We work with you to define the competencies of an ideal recruit, then co-design a series of virtual-first or virtual-only screening processes that help you maximize insight and minimize stilted videoconferences.  Once you have hired the best people for the job, we partner with you to design engaging onboarding activities  that cover required information in a way that is an expression of your organization's mission and culture.

... are looking for a better way to build skills on distributed teams

We focus on what people need to learn, not how much time they used to spend in a room together learning it. Self-paced and live activities are thoughtfully sequenced and blended to maximize learning within the flow of work while minimizing aggravation, boredom, and screen burnout that characterizes virtual training.

...need to bring your team together when everyone is apart

We co-design a customized online and offline virtual experience that includes a combination of individual reflection, small group exploration, and whole group discussion. Your team will build connection and commitment and be prepared to move the work forward, without spending an unbearable amount of time on video calls.

...can't wait for in-person meetings  to have important or hard conversations

We use powerful facilitation tools to lead your team through courageous conversations about what’s getting in the way of the work. Whether your team is physically together or distanced, we create shared space for the clearings, resolutions, and commitments that get the team back on track.

... are looking for a better way to build skills on distributed teams

We focus on what people need to learn, not how much time they used to spend in a room together learning it. Self-paced and live activities are thoughtfully sequenced and blended to maximize learning within the flow of work while minimizing aggravation, boredom, and screen burnout that characterizes virtual training.

...need to bring your team together when everyone is apart

We co-design a customized online and offline  experience that includes a combination of individual reflection, small group exploration, and whole group discussion. Your team will build connection and commitment and be prepared to move the work forward, without spending an unbearable amount of time on video calls.

...need to recruit and onboard new talent without meeting in person

It's about people, not process. We work with you to define the competencies of an ideal recruit, then co-design a series of virtual-first or virtual-only screening processes that help you maximize insight and minimize stilted videoconferences.  Once you have hired the best people for the job, we partner with you to design engaging onboarding activities  that cover required information in a way that is an expression of your organization's mission and culture.

If you are ready to level up your meetings, let's talk.

 
Our Story

April and Shana are both skilled and dynamic facilitators who love creating experiences where people can develop toward their best selves and their best work. They were each happily and successfully running their own businesses doing just that, traveling across the country to facilitate powerful meetings and trainings, when the COVID-19 outbreak forced them to rethink how they work. As they were in conversation about their own struggles and dreams in this unprecedented situation, it became clear that they had eerily complementary skills and interests. Shana loved the parts of the job that didn’t feel like such a good fit to April, and April loved the parts of the job that made Shana itch. 

 

They got curious about the possibilities. They both wanted to keep doing what they loved. They both saw clearly how critical the need would be to continue to support the development of people doing important work in the world — even when doing so in-person wasn’t a viable option. They also both had an instinct that there was an opportunity here to see the work differently, and to develop innovations that might be even better in some ways than the world that was left behind when a pandemic changed everything we all knew. 

 

Breakthrough Convenings represents the fusion of April’s determination to bring joy and engagement to using data and evidence to drive improvement and Shana’s background as a change-maker, powerful facilitator, and systems leader.

 

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