Marc facilitates meetings of Boards of Directors, Departmental Teams, Strategic Planning Committees, and representatives from different institutions, foundations and public agencies. The meetings, or retreats, range from 2 hours to 2 days; some are planned as a series and other’s are one-time gatherings.
The work consists of significant preparation with participants to establish clear outcomes, to set the stage for consensus and anticipate areas of potential conflict, and to manage time, and expectations responsibly.
Frequently this work entails surveying participants, working with a group’s leadership committee to set an agenda and design a process that’s matched to the group’s needs and working style.
At the meetings, Marc makes sure that all voices are heard, that conversations stay on track, the outcomes are achieved and that the participants are freed up to invest fully in the day’s discussion.
"With his history and background in all areas of the arts ecosystem - from running a performing arts nonprofit, to being an ED, to working for one of the largest arts funders - Marc brings an incredible knowledge of the field from every perspective, which means he speaks the language of everyone in the room. He really hears all sides, and makes everyone feel they're sharing the same space." - Margot Melcon, Program Executive, Promoting Culture, Zellerbach Family Foundation
"The best part of working with Marc was his devotion to making the work meaningful. The power of Marc’s work was to take us through a process in which every step was meaningful, useful, impactful… it’s the kind of leadership support that only comes from someone who’s been there before, who knows how to listen, who can ask the right question, who won’t hurry you past the important discussions, and who is most concerned not with the document you’ll make, but the work it’ll make possible." - Adam Fong, Director, Emerging Arts Professionals