Innovative Training for Professional Impact

The UNEP Post-Conflict and Disasters Management Branch arranged its annual retreat in Chamonix on 23-24 April 2015. We were 30 colleagues from the main office in Geneva + field staff from Darfur, Khartoum, Kabul, Juba, Port-au-Prince, + HQ in Nairobi, and regional offices in Bangkok and Panama. Fortunately we had JoAnne Freeman as our retreat facilitator throughout the two days.… Read more

Henrik Slotte

Meeting Facilitator

JoAnne is sought for her remarkable ability to facilitate meetings that achieve results. She has a solid track record of successful facilitation in corporations, institutions and NGO’s across sectors.

She expertly uses structured techniques and innovative methods to resolve complex and thorny issues in teams.

Convincing Presentations

The energetic training will cover all the essential ingredients that guarantee an influential and focused presentation. Learn techniques to keep your message clear and your audience tuned in. Master how to begin and end with a bang and not a whimper. Practice how to manage difficult questions and to use voice and gestures to hold your audience.

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Marketing Brand Me

Discover how to memorable and not overlooked. Acquire the ability to position your unique offer so that it stands out. Learn how to apply the principles of brand promotion to your particular set of talents and services and to use an effective model to make them visible and attractive. You will create a Brand Me brochure and practice communicating the value you bring. This workshop boosts personal recognition for career success.

Dear JoAnne,
It was a real pleasure to meet you at your “Marketing Brand Me” workshop yesterday. I found you to be very charismatic — and you really held the full attention of your audience throughout the day. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop from start to finish, especially the ‘experiential’ aspect of it, and you related so incisively to how women think and… Read more

Kerry O’Shea Dupont

The Art of Meeting Facilitation

This hands on workshop gives you the ability to run productive, on-time and interesting meetings. Learn how to enable people in groups to collaborate, innovate and work productively together. Through structured simulations, acquire expertise in the critical aspects of facilitation: holding the group with authority, voice and body language, structuring group work, techniques for boosting energy, managing difficult situations, and creating a trusting and engaging climate.

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The Expert Trainer

As a subject matter expert you will learn how to transform boring sessions into stimulating and useful skills training that will improve business performance. You will acquire confidence and he ability to design and deliver training courses that are dynamic and fun. You will learn how to apply the principles of adult leaning and group dynamics and how to manage difficult situations and participants.