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Meet the Facilitation Expert

Robin Rifkin, MS, CTF,
Meeting Intentions,
Philadelphia, PA

Robin Rifkin brings a wealth of facilitation and training experience working with large and small nonprofits, businesses, public health and community agencies, governmental and educational institutions and neighborhoods. She is skilled at both transferring these methods and answering your questions about how these methods work in settings, like yours, and around the world.

Virtually, Robin has planned many events, facilitated job interviews with hiring teams and candidates, led focus groups, and participated in and led countless learning community meetings.

What past facilitation participants have said:

"Robin & Nancy truly delivered an impactful training experience that has helped me improve my personal effectiveness and self-confidence to lead more productive meetings. The content was immediately useful and transformational in my approach to moving groups to shared understanding. I found the ToP training to be invaluable to my business, and fun too."

- Participant, Philadelphia 2019 Facilitation Training

"Lots of great examples of their work facilitating groups. Great energy and enthusiasm for the subject."   

- Participant, Washington D.C. 2019 Facilitation Training

"There is no better way to make your work/community more effective than learning awesome facilitation methods from expert facilitators. These incredibly participatory methods are essential to making every voice count in order to achieve your goals!"

- Participant, Facilitation Training

"I attended your May workshop in Philly with two of my colleagues from the Episcopal Diocese of NJ. There’s much I could (and would be happy to in the future) share with you about how we’ve been using ToP in a variety of situations and the tremendous impact it’s had in every single instance where we’ve used it.  Including our own strategic visioning – we did a 2-day Bishop’s Staff retreat in mid-July where we employed several ORIDs, a consensus workshop and an action planning session (which we’ll be finishing/following up on next Friday) to great effect.  These techniques have proven more effective than any other single approach we’ve come across in helping us help others…and ourselves…arrive at mutually beneficial ways forward in all kinds of situations.  We’re still discovering new ways we can use them within existing programs and processes."

- Participant, Philadelphia 2019 Facilitation Training


“I wanted to send you an email to say how excellent I thought the ToP training was.  It isn’t often that I think that trainings are worth it in terms of time/energy/money invested but I think this one was!  I wanted you to know that I already used a focused conversation today and plan to use one tomorrow.  I am in practice mode.  Thank you for the great work you did and look forward to seeing you!”

- Participant, Philadelphia 2019 Facilitation Training


“A whole-hearted thank you for a terrific 2-day workshop last week!  In short order I applied the framework to 3 client engagements between last Thursday and yesterday. It has literally transformed the flow of my work.  I am so appreciative and grateful to you and Nancy for your excellent stewardship!  I now have another tool in my toolbox and it is tremendously helpful.  I will look to engage in other ToP/ICA opportunities to advance the way I work.”

- Consultant & Participant, Facilitation Training

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