Meeting & Workshop Facilitation

Anne Stieger helps movements and organizations hold efficient meetings and powerful gatherings.
Her practice combines known approaches such as Design Thinking and Art of Hosting
with innovative creativity techniques and success-based 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.

Project Management

Keeping the overview of all moving pieces
and making sure everything gets done on time & within budget.


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.

“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!”

Genevieve Allen Hearn, Brainstorming Kentville

“In her calm clear manner, Anne Stieger demonstrated at our 2016 Slow Food NS Mainland South AGM
how to get the most out of a 15-minute session as she engaged members in a brainstorm.”

Slow Food Nova Scotia

“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!”

Laura Swaine, Executive Director, HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Development

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Reflections on my Practice

Meetings – things that go wrong

I just came across this funny little video. A joking comment on simple things that can make a meating go completely off track. Do you recognize this, or some of it? I certainly do! The good news: it can be fixed – reach out, I’d love to help! Thanks to...

Making space for check-ins and check-outs.

On Monday, I was invited by the Canadian Mental Health Association to facilitate a working meeting for The Spot – an evolving food community center in Kentville. With a mix of conversations with the entire group and conversations in smaller groups, participants...

Successful creative brainstorming

Today I had the honour to facilitate a brainstorming session for a new Slow Food Nova Scotia project at their AGM. We had very little time in a tight agenda, and we needed to hear ideas as well as concerns from the members. Sometimes groups will default into an open...
Anne Stieger

Anne Stieger

Facilitator & Consultant

Anne Stieger designs and facilitates customized meeting processes that help community organizations, movements, businesses and start-ups tackle their current challenges. Organizations she has worked with include Cool Ideas Society, ARC – School for the Art of Responsible Change, Slow Food Youth, Canadian Mental Health Association, and many more.

She holds a Masters of Education and practiced as a teacher trainer at Duisburg-Essen University, Germany, before starting her career as a facilitator. She currently teaches Facilitation as Acadia University.

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.

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