Beatrice B. Briggs

A.P. 160 Tepoztlan, Morelos 62520, MX 011+52 (2)560 7486







Consensus Facilitation

    1998-present. Founding member of “Facilitación y Consenso”, a team of facilitators based in Tepoztlan, Mexico.

    1994-1998, a principal in Great Lakes Consensus, a consulting firm that provides facilitation training and services to grassroots community groups, not-for-profit organizations and government agencies.

    Since 1994, has taught facilitation workshops all over the Americas.

    Organized Driftless Area Facilitators Guild, Madison, WI, 1996.

    Author Introduction to Consensus, 2000

    Author “Consensus in Latin America”, Communities magazine, Winter 2000.

    Co-author “Consensus: The Way Healthy Communities Make Decisions” Conscious Choice, January 1995.

    Member of International Association for Public Participation since 1995.

Academic Education

    1988. Completed course work for doctorate in the History of Religions at the Divinity School, University of Chicago; MA '85, University of Chicago (Divinity School); MA '82, Mundelein College (Religious Studies); BA '66, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Honours English).

Partial List of Recent Clients and Courses (References available upon request)

    Global Ecovillage Network. Facilitation of 4-day Board of Directors meeting, Massachusetts, USA. February 2001.

    Ashoka Foundation. Facilitation of 5-day meeting of international fellows involved in educational change. Tepoztlan, Mexico, November 2000.

    Solar Forum 2000 Coordination of 6-person facilitation team for 4-day course in “Renewable energy and the Environment” Mexico City, Mexico. September 2000.

    Consensus trainings in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. April 2000.

Fluent in English and Spanish.