Customized Workshops

Customized Workshops, Espace Stratégies

We specialize in tailor-made workshops, where each session is adapted to the client’s needs and availability. Espace Stratégies can, for example, provide support to your organization by acting as an external facilitator in a pre-planned workshop. The presence of an external facilitator brings an unbiased perspective to the situation, allowing all stakeholders to focus on the discussion at hand.

Espace Stratégies is also capable of designing workshops in collaboration with the client, considering aspects such as the type of facilitation, presentation, content, and thematic areas. In doing so, Espace Stratégies employs both traditional and innovative approaches as needed, staying constantly informed about inspiring new methodologies.

WHAT SERVICES ARE OFFERED FOR CUSTOMIZED WORKSHOPS?

Espace Stratégies has developed significant expertise in facilitating various workshops, particularly those involving a strategic thinking process. Our consultants and facilitators can align conversations in a relevant manner to generate productive results for your organization.

 

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM CUSTOMIZED WORKSHOPS?

Any type of organization can avail itself of workshop organization services, including municipal sectors, businesses, non-profits, or economic development organizations. Espace Stratégies can organize workshops for groups of fewer than 20 participants or facilitate large-scale collaboratives activities with over 100 participants. Each workshop is unique, designed based on the information desired, the group size and the types of individuals present.

Espace Stratégies can help mobilize stakeholders and facilitate meetings or workshops for various audiences, including board members, executives, socio-economic and environmental actors in the community, elected officials, real estate developers, employees, merchants and more.

 

WHAT FORMS CAN WORKSHOPS TAKE?

Espace Stratégies possesses extensive expertise in facilitation and can employ proven or innovative methodologies to encourage engagement and discussions. Discussions can take various forms depending on your organization’s needs:

  • A series of strategic reflection workshops lasting 3 to 4 hours with stakeholders.
  • A day-and-a-half or preferably 2-day retreat either on-site, off-site, or at our offices.
  • Public consultation activities.
  • An economic forum, economic summit, or regional symposium bringing together community stakeholders, either as a standalone initiative or integrated into a strategic planning process.
  • One or more consultation workshops to build strategies, conduct a study, develop a survey methodology, or gather data or contributions.
  • One or more co-creation workshops, such as World Cafes, focus groups, or any other innovative workshop format.

 

HOW CAN ESPACE STRATÉGIES ASSIST YOU?

Espace Stratégies is an independent firm capable of providing an external perspective on your organization’s challenges. Our role as external facilitators allows us to bring fresh ideas and challenge problematic status quos. We work with various stakeholders, including public and municipal organizations, businesses, non-profits, investors and government entities. Our understanding of different actors and their needs enables us to create relevant connections.

 

OTHER SERVICES

For whom?

Colleges & CCTT

INNOVATIVE BUSINESSES

TECH COMPANIES

non-profits

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS

COMMERCIAL DEVELOPEMENT CORPORATIONS

CITIES & MUNICIPALITIES

portfolio

City of Kingsey Falls

After municipal elections and the arrival of three new councilors, the City of Kingsey Falls decided to organize a “retreat” to establish guidelines for a comprehensive vision, intervention strategy, and action plans for the coming years. The City entrusted Espace Stratégies with organizing this activity, providing elected officials with the first opportunity to focus on the future of their municipality.

City of Montréal, Bridge-Bonaventure

To develop a master plan for the Bridge-Bonaventure planning area, the City of Montreal’s Urban Planning Department enlisted Espace Stratégies to follow up on previously conducted citizen consultations. We organized and facilitated an expanded consultation table and targeted thematic workshops. ES also managed the overall coordination of the mandate in collaboration with the Institut du Nouveau Monde.

Bouthillette-Parizeau

Bouthillette-Parizeau (BPA), a 500-employee engineering consulting firm, engaged Espace Stratégies for its strategic planning. As part of this mandate, ES organized several workshops with the management team and a series of meetings to refine the strategic thinking for an upcoming strategic investment. This exercise enabled BPA to secure a significant investment from the Caisse de dépôt du Québec for the company’s future growth.

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