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Rebecca Sutherns, PhD

I am a Certified Professional Facilitator, strategist and coach. I love to design engaging experiences that help others learn and collaborate effectively. I also enjoy travelling, knitting, and spending time with my husband and four teens. See www.sage-solutions.org for more details.

Questions? Comments? Email me!

About this Course

September 18-October 13, 2017

"Making Your Good Stuff Better" is designed to:

  • help you make "meeting basics", such as agenda-setting, process design, brainstorming, prioritization and documentation, more engaging and effective.

"Making Your Good Stuff Better" is designed for:

  • anyone who is called on to lead meetings or workshops. Perhaps you are a facilitator seeking to sharpen your skills. Or maybe you don't think of yourself as a facilitator at all, but you find yourself leading meetings or chairing committees, all the while wishing you felt more comfortable and had more "tools in your toolbox."

You can expect:

  • practical, accessible and varied exercises to take your basic facilitation skills to a more expert level, including demonstrations, conference calls, expert interviews, lively discussions, tips, practice exercises and opportunities for self-assessment;
  • live conversations with instructor Dr. Rebecca Sutherns, Certified Professional Facilitator;
  • self-paced lessons spread over four weeks, requiring between one and four hours of time per week; and  
  • encouraging discussions with a vibrant and diverse community of other learners.


Please note that the price of $299 is in US$ -- if you would rather pay in Canadian ($379 CDN), please contact Rebecca directly at rebecca@sage-solutions.org.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests must be received in writing to rebecca@sage-solutions.org prior to the start of the course to receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative fee. There’s no penalty to transfer to a different course or transfer your registration to a different person. No refunds or transfers are issued after the course has started.

Here's what others who took this course have to say:

"Extremely well executed and engaging."

"I found the course very professional, the content high-quality, Rebecca’s leadership very effective, and the overall result to be a great addition to my professional toolkit."

"I feel very fortunate to have found the course "Making Your Good Stuff Better". I  often find myself leading technical meetings and workshops and it was eye opening to learn of the facilitation world and have it unpacked by someone so experienced and knowledgeable. The interview sessions with other facilitators offer different perspectives and the ongoing weekly dialogue with other participants was engaging. I would recommend this to technical people to help them think outside the box, even just a little bit, in their delivery."

"This course introduced me to an enriching and inspiring world that I never even really knew existed. With a tremendous diversity of material and concepts, this course has improved my confidence to facilitate meetings far beyond what I could have accomplished on my own. "

"Engaging, informative and very practical. I would highly recommend it."