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Plan Your Next Meeting with Us!

Do you have a meeting, presentation or event coming up that could use some savvy planning, an infusion of creativity and a structure that is results-focused?


Ready to move from talk to action?

Have an upcoming meeting that you want to spice up?

Dealing with group dynamics that are causing meetings to go south?

Can’t figure out how to achieve the results you’re looking for?

Tired of the same old meeting about the same old topic?

Want to create customized activities and resources?

After some support to take your meetings to the next level?

We can help! Here is how it works:

STEP ONE: Initially we connect with you to discover clarity about your goals and intentions for the meeting.This is a time to unearth any uncertainties or group dynamics that might be at play.


 STEP TWO: From there, Tracy and Tammy work offline to design an inspired meeting process and materials specifically for you.


STEP THREE: We connect with you again to fine tune the process and to ensure it meets your exact needs.


What you get in the end is peace of mind that you have a solid process AND a detailed facilitator agenda full of instructions and tips that will help you turn your meetings into a movement! Plus we will make sure that you feel comfortable and confident making it happen.

We created this service in response to requests from people like you…

We want to move from talk to action but need a process to help us do that.

Some voices are dominating in our meetings, how can we ensure every voice in the room is heard, engaged and valued?

Everyone is tired of meetings that don’t accomplish anything – we have the same conversations over and over. How can we get unstuck?

We struggle with consensus and making decisions that people are committed to… what can we do differently at our next meeting?

We want to be innovative but it’s scary to suggest changing our meeting structure. We are pretty traditional. How can I suggest changes that will increase creativity in a way that works for our group?

I’m an experienced facilitator/community builder…but there is this special event or opportunity coming up and I want fresh ideas and new group activities to make sure it is amazing.

We have great wisdom and valid research to guide us, but we want some direction on how to use the data in our work to make a bigger difference.

If any of these scenarios sound familiar – we’ve got you covered!
This is what we do and where we thrive!

Our goal is to build local capacity so that meetings are led with strong design and effective group processes to achieve impact. Coalition and committee work can be an incredible asset – it is in these meetings that relationships take shape and social change becomes a focal point.

Reach out and we will happily help you design and plan your next meeting so that it is a meaningful and effective experience. Oh, and did we mention that the process will also save you time and stress?!

A highly personalized service – priced for accessibility! $475

Meeting Design

For past clients, we’ve delivered:

  • Full facilitator agendas full of instructions and tips
  • Presentations for stakeholder groups
  • Tool design for evaluation and knowledge translation
  • Strategies for meetings to deal with difficult group dynamics
  • Increased participation and engagement

We’d love to work with you.

Read what a recent Plan a Meeting client had to say:

“Ready to Raise’s experience in facilitating multi-agency processes provided me the confidence that I could facilitate an effective session that engaged, inspired and motivated participants. They helped me clarify intentions and outcomes for my meeting, eased my concerns about assuming the de facto lead agency role, and provided facilitation strategies and processes that ensured everyone’s understanding and engagement. While I could have hired an external facilitator, I believe the fact that I assumed a lead facilitator role both elevated the importance of the topic and increased participants’ commitment to the agenda.” ~ Greg


Who are we?

People often call us the “dynamic duo,” describing us as enthusiastic, authentic, confident and clear communicators who “walk the collaborative talk.”

Tammy Dewar is an active coach and facilitator who loves to hold a space and design processes for reflective conversations and strength-based growth.

Tracy Smyth is a connector that blends facilitation, strategy and innovative thinking to supporting community development.


What makes us standout is how we blend our unique strengths to empower leadership and creative change in communities. Our journey together started as co-authors of the book Raising the Village: How Individuals and Communities Can Work Together to Give Our Children A Stronger Start in Life.

" As a result of their coaching and mentoring, our community network felt inclusive and" ...

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