Julian Griggs

Julian Griggs is one of the Founding Principals of the Dovetail Consulting Group based in Vancouver, BC and has more than 25 years’ experience as a facilitator, trainer and management consultant. Julian has worked with conservation groups, First Nations, the philanthropic sector, all levels of government, industry and communities in Canada, in the western US and in southern Africa.

Over the last two decades, Julian has also been providing adult training in group facilitation, leadership and conflict resolution. He has also designed and facilitated numerous multi-party collaborations in recent years, providing behind-the-scenes facilitation and strategic support for high profile initiatives such as the Great Bear Rainforest campaign, the Muskwa Kechika Advisory Board, and the Taku land use plan and shared decision-making agreement.

Julian’s current portfolio of projects includes work on indigenous rights, land use planning, climate and energy, and organizational effectiveness. Julian has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia and is currently an Associate with Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue.

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Events with Julian Griggs

Alchemy of Group Facilitation (Vancouver - May)
May 6, 2019

Finding meaningful and enduring solutions to real-life problems demands engagement with multiple interests across many lines of difference. Bringing out the very best from a diverse group of individuals can be challenging, and requires a subtle mix of compassionate support, sensitivity and insight. The facilitation needed in such settings involves alchemy – part science, part art, perhaps even a dash of magic – to transform divergent viewpoints and competing interests into agreed upon solutions and alignment on next steps. Identify and develop the core competencies required to allow groups to function at their best, collaborate effectively, and solve issues together.…

Advanced Group Facilitation
June 5, 2019

Learn how to unleash the full potential of groups and teams in this advanced training, led by two of BC’s most seasoned facilitation and conflict engagement practitioners. Designed for team leaders, program managers, established facilitators or other collaboration practitioners, this program offers practical ways to engage effectively across cultural differences and to move past impasse using creative methods. With a dynamic mix of case studies, real-life examples, and hands-on exercises, participants will experience a host of new tools and models for enabling groups to function at their very best. Participants will receive support and coaching to strengthen their competencies and…

Alchemy of Group Facilitation (Vancouver - November)
November 18, 2019

Finding meaningful and enduring solutions to real-life problems demands engagement with multiple interests across many lines of difference. Bringing out the very best from a diverse group of individuals can be challenging, and requires a subtle mix of compassionate support, sensitivity and insight. The facilitation needed in such settings involves alchemy – part science, part art, perhaps even a dash of magic – to transform divergent viewpoints and competing interests into agreed upon solutions and alignment on next steps. Identify and develop the core competencies required to allow groups to function at their best, collaborate effectively, and solve issues together. Join…