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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 have been a successful solopreneur for more than 20 years, running a busy consulting practice in Ontario, Canada. I also enjoy travelling, knitting, and spending time with my husband, our four young adults and brand new granddaughter. See for more details.

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About this course

Hearing From Who Cares is designed to:

  • Give you skills, tools and confidence in designing more effective and meaningful engagement opportunities. 

Hearing From Who Cares is designed for:

  • Anyone interested in learning practical, "road tested" tips for planning stakeholder engagement. Are you curious what your "stakeholders" think, but aren't sure where to start? Maybe you: 
    • are a policy maker or planner mandated to do public participation;
    • are an activist interested in facilitating community engagement; 
    • need market research, but want to do it in creative ways; 
    • would rather find out what people think of your idea sooner than later;
    • are convinced that multiple perspectives will make your idea better....

...then this course is for you.

You can expect:

  • Practical and varied exercises to build your stakeholder engagement skills, including tips, templates, stories and ideas, all grounded in real-life experiences;
  • Online discussions with instructor Dr. Rebecca Sutherns, Certified Professional Facilitator;
  • Self-paced lessons; and  
  • Supportive interactions with a vibrant, diverse learning community.

Please note that the price of $299 is in US$. If you would rather pay in Canadian ($379 CDN), please contact Rebecca directly at