Facilitation - Training - Project Management
ServicesThrough facilitation, training & project management, Anne helps movements and organizations do their best & most effective work. Her practice combines known approaches such as Design Thinking and Art of Hosting with innovative creativity techniques and success-pattern consulting.
Customized processes & facilitation for meetings, workshops, events
From strategic planning to community engagement – I design and facilitate sessions tailored to your needs.
Research into Patterns of Success
Collecting the patterns underlying successful practice and making experiential knowledge accessible
Innovation & Ideation
Get unstuck, get creative and find innovative solutions. Custom processes for your innovation process based on creativity techniques, deep play or Design Thinking.
Conference design consulting
Support for conference organizers to ensure that your conference is engaging and provides high value for your guests.
Training & Coaching
Hands-on, practical courses and in-house trainings in facilitation – for those who chair meetings regularly.
From 1-hour intro courses to one-on-one coaching.
Keeping the overview of all moving pieces
and making sure everything gets done on time & within budget.
In her calm clear manner, Anne showed us at our 2016 Slow Food Nova Scotia Mainland South AGM
how to get the most out of a 15-minute session: she engaged our members in a fast-moving brainstorm that resulted in great new ideas.
Anne is a dynamic and thoughtful facilitator. She considers all elements of the work and ensure that participants have the most comfortable and engaging process as possible. As a partner in work she is considerate, inquisitive and a true collaborator. If I could I would work with her for all my projects!
Anne facilitated a Brainstorming Kentville session where we asked for the impossible – get 20 people in the room with very different vested interests, motivations, and points of view to agree on three simple ways to improve the community. Anne was a pro at reading the room, keeping the session moving, and working towards a collective goal. We went from ideation to action in a very short timeframe, but despite this Anne kept the evening relaxed and enjoyable. She is adept in knowing when to lead and when to let the group lead, and she has many tools in her facilitator toolkit!
Anne is a very organized and observant person. She was an integral part of our research team, adding valuable observations, attention to detail, and great skill at project management. Anne is also fun to work with!
BlogReflections on my Practice
Consider this: You had a good meeting, you dealt with most agenda items, tasks were delegated, everyone goes off and…. nothing happens. ...or this: It’s 10 minutes before the end time of the meeting; folks are starting to pack up, getting restless and the meeting...
Do you spend time in meetings that don’t end on time, don’t address all agenda items, or don’t get really good results? You can make your meetings more efficient and productive by adopting 6 simple planning steps. As with many things, a job well planned is...
A 2-hour meeting ends up taking 3hrs. You get to about half of what you had planned. Some people are listening and on topic, others are on their phones, or keep talking about unrelated things. Sound familiar? Here is a 3-part series on how you can plan and run more...
Facilitator & Consultant
Anne Stieger designs and facilitates meetings and events that help communities, movements, businesses, start-ups and other organizations bring out their greatest potential. Anne also offers trainings in group facilitation and teaches at Acadia University.
Anne holds a Masters of Education and practiced as a teacher trainer at Duisburg-Essen University, Germany, before starting her career as a facilitator.
Organizations she has worked with include Cool Ideas Society, Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia, Slow Food Canda, Canadian Mental Health Association, and many more.
Anne especially enjoys working with diverse and interdisciplinary groups and incorporating creativity techniques and artistic approaches to create inspiring, high-energy environments that enable groups to take action.
She has received training in the Art of Hosting, Design Thinking, Appreciate Inquiry, Cool Ideas Society Methods for Creativity, the use of theater and Dynamic Governance.
She fell in love with Nova Scotia and its people a few years ago, and decided to make Wolfville her home in 2015.