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Facilitation Services

Rooted in the Apamaté Approach and my training in systems change, my Facilitation style is focused on centering the purpose, passion, and potential of people with lived experience, while holding space for difficult and meaningful conversations across sectors. This process creates the container for transformative change. 


Through this Facilitation style, we partner to co-create the structures and/or mechanisms of action that help participants feel seen, heard, and understood. Participants include people with lived experience, as well as participants from the corporate, non-profit, and public sectors. 

My facilitation style is informed by training in systems thinking, as well as an intersectional, anti-oppressive, trauma-sensitive, and healing-informed lens that centers people with lived experience and their potential. I've worked with people experiencing substance use disorder, poverty, and intergenerational trauma.

Taking a systems change lens honours the complexity of challenges, which includes the need to understand gaps, opportunities, emerging themes, and possible leverage points to address them. As a Facilitator, I’ve had the privilege to work alongside McConnell Foundation, Venture 2 Impact, Creating Value, and Alzheimer Society of Calgary.

What our Facilitation clients have to say...

"By working with Valentina, we, at V2I, have become more clear about the impact that we seek to create, the activities we need to engage in and the resources needed. Valentina's awareness of intersectionality, anti-oppression, and power dynamics created space for interesting and unique conversations, which shaped the project in a meaningful way. If you're interested in stepping back to design the process of how your organization creates impact with a facilitator, you should use Apamaté."

- Fadi Al Qassar, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Venture to Impact (V2I)

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