Client Testimonials

“Regenerate Group listened carefully to assess our situation and designed and executed effective large group processes for a diverse cross section of members of our campus and community. We now have a clear vision for our comprehensive internationalization program and are actively implementing it. We continue to build on the good work that they did with us. “—Dr. Terry Brown, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs SUNY Fredonia

“The Technology of Participation® processes achieved precisely the outcome that President Betz, the cabinet and our institutional family had sought. Our intent is to ensure that our decision-making processes are driven by top-down, bottom-up distributed decision-making. The process provided an opportunity for every voice to be heard from our students, faculty, staff and community partners. That process laid the groundwork for operational planning now underway that ensures our strategic planning process is transparent and inclusive. Ms. Ward and Dr. Foster were flexible and adaptable guides of a whole systems change process that facilitated a top down, bottom up cultural shift for our organization. They provided a safe space for us to navigate through the complex and delicate intricacies of a large institution. We now have a cohesive sense of direction and clarity as we move through our seven year plan.”– Mark Kinders, Vice President for Public Affairs, University of Central Oklahoma

“I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the results of our “Extraordinary Conversation Day.”  We have had a number of administrative discussions, and many people are talking about the ideas that surfaced from your presentation at deans’ council. It will have an effect on what we do next academic year and for years to come.  Your work has had a huge impact on our campus.”–  Julie Guelich, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Normandale Community College

BethMarie Ward of Regenerate Group was in sync with our needs from the start.  She took the time up front to get to know our organization, our staff, and our users in order to ensure the process was effective and efficient.  She then shepherded the stakeholders and planning committee members through sessions both stimulating and (necessarily) grueling.  As a result, the plan that was forged has been very well received and implementation has been engaged in across the organization–and community.  We couldn’t be happier with the work of BethMarie and her team!”–Nick Dimassis, Carver County Library Services Director

 “Beth Marie provided an excellent format, structure and framework for a fairly large group of stakeholders who had vastly different viewpoints but who had common interests and goals.  She allowed input but also ensured the strategic work got completed in a timely fashion.  Hats off to Beth Marie and her team!”– Steve Taylor Assistant County Administrator, Carver County

 “Beth Marie Ward of Regenerate Group facilitated the Carver County strategic plan through a successful process that capitalized on community input, staff expertise, leadership involvement, and statistical input to create a living strategic plan for our library system.  The strategic plan is flexible enough to allow us to grow and change in the next five years, yet structured enough to guide us.  The plan is also compatible with our county strategic plan.  Beth Marie’s positive approach made the process enjoyable as well as productive.” —Kathleen Bognanni, Chanhassen MN, Library Branch Manager

 “Recently BethMarie Ward of Regenerate Group led our Carver County Library in developing its strategic plan. The process she used was very different than the traditional library process and effectively broke down some communication barriers as a result. She was able to handle a diverse group of individuals with a masterful touch, bringing various personalities to the point that they felt their voice was heard, and that they were willing to see the point of view of others. She focused the group on consensus building, rather than silo building and did so while focusing on the task at hand. As a result, we now have a highly energized staff working on the quarterly goals within each strategic planning direction.” —Heidi Hoks, Waconia MN, Library Branch Manager

“BethMarie has a gift for facilitating discussions on strategic planning and organizational structure. She is particularly perceptive at discerning an organization’s strengths and challenges, and in helping its leaders find the best solutions. Moreover, her energy and task orientation, along with her sense of humor, make the facilitation trip a great experience. BethMarie exemplifies sustainability principles not only in her work but in her personal life as well. Her persistence in emphasizing these principles has made our organization more ‘green.'” — Wink Newcomb ,Northern Lights Combined Federal Campaign
CFC Manager

I have worked with BethMarie on several projects and she consistently delivers the highest possible quality. She is people-oriented  and has tremendous skill in engaging her audiences in group discussion. She skillfully draws  out the potential of each individual so that everyone feels ownership of and commitment to the group outcome. BethMarie has strong time management skills and is exceptional at facilitating the planning of a strategic  process and at achieving high-end results. She takes great pride in her ability to help organizations reach their potential.”– Jeanne Massey, Executive Director
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