The Facilitation Community of
Practice

Connect with
people who get it

Whether you have the word “facilitator” in your job title or not, you know that effective facilitation is about building dialogue to create positive outcomes. At Blueprint, we believe people come first. That means we practice human-centred design techniques at the core of what we do – and now we’re inviting you to join us. Introducing Connector – Blueprint's Facilitation Community of Practice.

If you’re a capital “F” Facilitator or someone who has a natural talent for connecting people, you’re invited to join the program.

Whether you are a facilitator with your own business, or someone who has been leading meetings inside your organization – Connector will give you the support you need to lead powerful and effective sessions.  

Connector is community-centric, which means you get to learn from industry peers and practice your skills. And if you’re looking to work with Blueprint, Connector is the perfect way for you to get to know us and for us to get to know you.

Connect at monthly meetups

This is where your people are. The Monthly Meetup Series are free virtual sessions designed to connect you with other professionals while learning skills and techniques around various and diverse concepts. Each virtual gathering will be hosted by an experienced facilitator on a specific topic approved by the Blueprint team. 

Connect with your peers

Got a problem you need help with? Planning a complex session you want some feedback on? It’s your turn. As part of Connector, you can test session design or refine your skills and techniques with a group of your peers. When it’s your turn, it’s your turn, and when it’s someone else’s turn, it’s your turn to share your own ideas to help them move forward.

Connect and pay it forward

This is where your people are. The Monthly Meetup Series are free virtual sessions designed to connect you with other professionals while learning skills and techniques around various and diverse concepts. Each virtual gathering will be hosted by an experienced facilitator on a specific topic approved by the Blueprint team. 

Connect online

Community happens in the moments in between – when you need it most. Get real-time feedback from your peers through an online platform designed to keep conversations flowing.

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We set the standard for people-centered facilitation

Our Team

Blueprint Inc. is a full-service stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, facilitation, training, and communications firm that is committed to doing things differently.

To us, it’s about more than the work, it’s about the people. Like you, we understand that making good decisions and designing successful outcomes starts with considering how our choices will impact others. 

We know the bottom line is important — we also know that valuing people is the surest way to achieve results that everyone can feel good about. We believe in putting people at the heart of every decision, making space for those hard conversations, and listening to both what is, and isn’t, being said.

Our Founder

Michelle Kuly, Principal, believes that work can be done differently. Her experience in public engagement, strategic planning and facilitation is the foundation of Blueprint Inc. Over the past 15 years she’s developed a deep understanding of the dynamics of engagement and strategy. Michelle is the founding chair of the Prairies Chapter of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), and is a practicing member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and IAP2.

Our values and
guiding principles

Connector is designed and guided by our values, baked into every part of what we do and how we do it. We won’t compromise our values for the sake of good work, and we know you won’t either.

Blueprint values the diversity of people we work with and serve and we’re committed to contributing to greater social equity. We create an environment where everyone, from any background can do their best work and we believe that when people feel respected and included, they can be more creative, innovative and successful.

We are a community of facilitators committed to continual improvement to our craft
We believe in human-centred design, ensuring we always put people first.
We recognize the importance of design and an adaptive approach.
We host powerful meetings and hard conversations with productive outcome

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