I use large graphic templates to facilitate retreats and to enable groups to visualize major goals and agreements. These facilitation techniques enable groups to stay focused, especially over a multi-day program. The graphic approach is also incredibly helpful in enabling non-native speakers to stay engaged, as often there are different levels of language fluency in the room, whether I am facilitating in English, Spanish or Portuguese. The worst case scenario are multiple flip charts filled with words, words words, with no clear priorities. The graphic templates used by Aligning Visions ensures greater focus and clarity on the emerging group consensus.
I use very large graphic charts to help keep the group focused on one key theme at a time!
Paquita's facilitation style is highly focused but also creative and fun, resulting in a stimulating, structured but flexible retreat with practical outcomes. Paquita’s ability to stay one step ahead of the conversation is always awe-inspiring, and she handles the most complex topics with apparent ease.
Olivia Millard, Director Global Partnerships, The Nature Conservancy
I participated in a training workshop facilitated by Paquita Bath in Dar es Salaam for 10 African Environmental Funds from throughout the continent. Her facilitation methods were great - engaging all of us and summarizing key points on her huge wall charts. Her passion for helping environmental funds be successful helped motivate us to consider new strategies and apply new ideas to our own situations.Charity Bwiza, Programme Manager, Bwindi Mgahinga Conservation Trust, Uganda