Effective Process Facilitation is a structured process that equips an organization to more efficiently and effectively address challenges and capture opportunities. A Neutral Facilitator is not the expert in the subject at hand but manages the method of the process with the focus on effective decision-making. A well designed and managed Process assists an organization to make more effective use of the wealth of their existing knowledge, expertise, experiences, & resources.
Strategic Planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy, or direction and making decisions on how to pursue this strategy. It involves identifying desired outcomes as well as the mechanisms involved in guiding the implementation of the strategy. Determining goals, identifying actions to achieve those goals, mobilizing resources to execute the actions and setting benchmarks to evaluate the progress & success of the plan is the foundation of a well designed, well managed and successful Strategic Plan.
Meeting Facilitation allows an organization to design and manage a productive & successful meeting, identifying desired outcomes & developing a process to achieve those outcomes. The facilitator helps draw out the very best ideas from all the participants in a style that encourages collaboration and diffuses conflict. Neutral facilitation serves the needs of any group who are meeting with a specific purpose.
Vaughn’s commitment to creative but sound business practices dates back more than 40 years. Vaughn spent more than 10 years as an executive recruiter – headhunter – recruiting top management and technical talent for high tech companies in the Silicon Valley of California. In 1996 Vaughn founded CMS: Career Management Services, a career counseling and corporate outplacement firm. He consulted to organizations in the areas of recruiting and retaining top talent, stakeholder engagement, and executive coaching. In 2002, the world’s largest corporate outplacement firm, Right Management Consultants, purchased CMS and Vaughn ran Right’s local operations. Vaughn acquired real world management, leadership and organizational skills through owning several businesses, serving as Mayor of a Colorado community, president of a Chamber of Commerce, state president of an industry association and as a member of the boards of three nonprofit organizations. Vaughn has served on numerous boards, commissions, committees and task forces appointed by Governors, County Commissioners and Mayors in two different states, and has been a key note speaker as well as a guest lecturer at a number of Colleges and Universities.