Park Rapids Community Facilitation 042017
You're an important piece to the puzzle!
Effectively Use Our Resources
What's Been Done
46 people attended the first facilitation in January to share information and establish plans for implementing change in our community! We're off to a great start, and the work will continue. Currently there are plans being developed in
- Basic needs
- The Arts
Enlisting a community facilitator to establish a culture of collaboration that efficiently uses limited resources and eliminates redundancy of efforts will generate profound change and progress in our community.
Facilitator Jodi Pfarr
Since 2001, Jodi Pfarr has worked internationally, conducting impactful seminars and workshops that have people learning and laughing.
Jodi works with multiple agencies, organizations and individuals within a community to collaboratively address complex issues collectively and systemically.
“I’m passionate about creating sustainable communities where everyone’s voice is heard – a place where police are safe, social services are effective, schools are achieving and businesses are thriving.”
Her engaging style – and trademark humor – allow her to effectively connect with diverse audiences. Her ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, judges, teachers, religious intuitions, social service workers and fire departments.
Jodi grew up in a rural area and lives in an urban city, giving her a keen understanding of both demographics as well as the diversity and unique dynamics within both. She brings audiences the knowledge she has gained from years of hands-on experience within the criminal justice system, social services, religious institutions and nonprofit organizations. This vast work experience enriches her presentation with stories from the trenches that audiences often find relatable and transferable into their own lives.
“It is powerful to witness how impactful these trainings can be at an individual level for staff, an institutional level for managers, and within communities. Working alongside communities to implement the material and make effective, systemic change is an honor. Watching what people’s passion can produce at this level continues to amaze and inspire me.”
Facilitation for Organizations and Communities
This training helps the team examine the current reality and create a future reality. Jodi helps participants verbalize their passions, skills and sense of urgency to help create a three-year strategic plan to achieve that future goal. The plan is broken down to one-year objectives as well as 90-day work plan so participants leave with clear action items to accomplish their three-year vision.