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Our trained facilitators use participatory strategies to ensure all voices are heard and great ideas are captured at your meeting or event. We bring impartiality, focus on your purpose, and a little humor when needed to make people comfortable. Our goal is to encourage purposeful discussions leading to consensus-driven outcomes. We can also provide facilitator training for members of your organization.

Group discussion with an SDSU Extension facilitator.

Excellent facilitation leads to:

  • Motivated groups
  • Personal commitment from participants
  • Increased productivity
  • Conflict addressed constructively
  • Visible results and outcomes
  • Saving of time and money

SDSU Extension facilitators giving a presentation.

“The Community Vitality team provides insightful, thoughtful, and serious when necessary, but otherwise light-hearted guidance and serves as an inspiring independent third party to help communities like ours start some challenging conversations and processes.”
– Carleen Wild, Flandreau, S.D.


If you have questions about this article contact Kari O’Neill (SDSU Extension Community Vitality Field Specialist) in Martin, SD at 605.685.6972.

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